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."


1 h 50 m servings 732 cals
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Original recipe yields 3 servings



  • 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 quit...

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. **...

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...

I marinated this the night before with olive oil, lemon pepper seasoning, garlic powder, salt and cracked black pepper. I used only one clove. OMG, this turned out so moist and tender. Thanks ...

I substituted flat iron steak for the flank steak and I added whole garlic cloves to cook with the juices in the pan, but o/w followed the recipe to a 't.' Fabulous! Tender. Moist. Every b...

This is my new favorite recipe for flank steak! The meat was falling apart it was so tender. The flavors were wonderful together. I made this as written except I used a little more garlic tha...

This was sooo good. I thickened the sauce at the end with a little cornstarch, but that's the only change. The flank steak came out tender and delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

Very quick and easy. My family loved it. I will be making it again.

A very easy recipe to follow, you can get other things done while it's cooking. My husband was quite surprised on how tender it came out. Got a great big hug and a kiss for this one.