With just 3 ingredients this Cajun Flank Steak needs to be on your summer grilling menu! The incredible flavor from this super simple recipe will blow your mind! {AND it’s gluten free, low carb and paleo!}

cajun flank steak from overhead on a ceramic plate

I originally shared this recipe on April 13, 2012. I have updated the images and some of the text today.

Friends, grass-fed beef is where it’s at! Beef can be a part of a nutritious diet. It is high in protein, B vitamins, iron and potassium. Considering we should be eating less than 17 ounces of red meat a week, don’t you want it to be the best beef that it can be? Yes, of course!

a table scape with a tray of grilled steak, green beans, a bowl of corn salad and a plate with both from overhead

The grazing of grass-fed cows adds carbon and nutrients to the soil so that it can grow healthier crops. This type of grazing also increases the water permeability, so that less water is wasted. This all means that grass-fed beef is better for you and the planet. It’s a win-win!!

One of the best things about this recipe is its simplicity. Just salt and rest the beef. Then sprinkle with the cajun seasoning and grill. That’s all you have to do to get all of this deliciousness!

a close up of sliced flank steak cooked medium rare

I learned the salting trick from Sara Moulton at the IACP conference in New York City. You take a regular raw steak out of the fridge, sprinkle salt on it. Return it to the fridge for an hour or two. Take it out, pat it dry with paper towels, and then cook it. Salting the beef 1-2 hours before cooking allows the salt to draw out a bit of moisture from the meat creating a brine. This brine then soaks back into the beef which helps to tenderize and flavor the meat. Cool trick, right?!

 

Cajun seasoning helps to keep this recipe quick and easy. Most Cajun blends contain a combination of garlic and onion powder, paprika, pepper, dried thyme and oregano and a little cayenne or red pepper flakes for kick. Basically everything that is awesome on beef and helps to balance the strong meaty flavors.

Today I served this Cajun flank steak with a super yummy grilled corn and chickpea salad, but don’t miss checking out a few of my other side dishes that would also be BFF’s with this awesome steak…

 

zucchini ribbon salad with hazelnuts and feta 

healthier broccoli cheddar salad with bacon 

healthy zucchini casserole 

simple skillet green beans 

mediterranean eggplant and chickpea salad with feta and parsley 

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a close up of sliced flank steak cooked medium rare

cajun flank steak

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x

Description

With just 3 ingredients this Cajun Flank Steak needs to be on your summer grilling menu! The incredible flavor from this super simple recipe will blow your mind! AND it’s gluten free, low carb and paleo!


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 small grass-fed beef flank steak, 1.5 to 2 pounds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun  seasoning

Instructions

  1. Pat flank steak dry with paper towels. Sprinkle salt over both sides of the steak. Lay steak on a baking sheet and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Remove the steak from the refrigerator, pat dry with clean paper towels, and sprinkle both sides with the Cajun seasoning.  Oil grill rack (see how here). Grill steak about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, 6 to 7 minutes per side for medium and 8 minutes per side for medium-well. Remove the steak to a platter to rest for 5 minutes before slicing against the grain.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4 ounces
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