Braised Flank Steak with Lemon and Garlic

Braised Flank Steak with Lemon and Garlic

Dianemwj 32

"This is one of my mother's best recipes from my childhood. Flank steak was cheap back then, so feel free to substitute chuck steak or flap meat. The ingredients are simple but very flavorful. It's excellent with buttered noodles or white beans, and a green vegetable such as broccoli or asparagus."

Ingredients 1 h 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 732 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 732 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 42.5 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.4g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 64.4 g
  • 129%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 167 mg
  • 56%
  • Sodium:
  • 794 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Mix the flour and garlic powder together in a shallow dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dip the steak in the flour mixture evenly coating both sides. Set aside. Discard remaining flour mixture.
  2. Heat the cooking oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place the steak in the skillet and cook until browned on both sides, about 5 minutes for each side. Stir in the chicken broth, lemon juice, garlic, and cloves. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to low. Cover, and simmer until steak is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. To serve, remove steak from the skillet, and slice across the grain in thin strips. Place on serving plates, and ladle sauce over meat.
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  1. 65 Ratings


Di, this was simply to die for (no pun intended!)I had to use a bit of powdered cloves due to what I had on hand, and I wanted to serve it OVER the buttered egg noodles. There really wasn't quite enough sauce for that. I added 1/2 cup beef broth, and a pckg. of crimimi mushrooms to the pot. Actually, the meat took more like 2 hours or so to cook... but it was well worth the wait. Very tender, fall apart and delish over the egg noodles! Great flavor, but next time I'll make sure to have enough chicken broth in the house! In any event.... it's a definite addition to the "do again" file. Thanks!


Not good at all. Sauce was boring and not the least bit flavorful. Might be a good starter recipe, but needs a lot of work. If you have an advanced palate, I would not recommend this dish. ***Personal attacks against my reviews are not welcome. I can not help if your dish was inedible. Stalking my page and saying that I gave a false review is incorrect. I tried a dish that I thought sounded wonderful, and given your "expert" rating, I had high expectations. Unfortunately,those expectations were not met. It looks like I wasn't the only one who was disappointed in this dish.***


Well Miss Diane, let me tell you that this was a hit with Drew and Ashley! I did add a few of my own herbs and spices but didn't have any cloves in the house. Nonetheless, both said the meat was so tender and full of flavor. Served this over wide egg noodles. Thanks hon!