I’m sure, that just like me, most of you look for quick and easy, but tasty meals for busy weeknights. This idea fits that bill, for sure!
Another big benefit to this dinner, is that it’s quite inexpensive to make as well. I just used flank steak (where I live, it’s called carne asada, although it’s not marinated before purchase), and I only used about a pound. The marinade was inexpensive to make and I used the second half of some onion rolls that I had gotten from the day old rack as well. Add in some inexpensive homemade pasta salad and it’s a very budget-friendly meal. 💰
Don’t let the color of the meat in the picture fool you. It’s not over-cooked, it’s the color the marinade turns it after marinating in the fridge all day.
I use the oven to “cook” the steak. I do this quite often with steak and pork chops when Hubby’s not home to grill or we are short on time. I love how meats cook in the oven. They stay so moist and tender. It can really improve an inexpensive piece of meat. On thinner cuts of meat, such as thin cut pork chops or steak, you only need to bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Nice, quick dinner, right? And you just put it in the oven, set your timer and walk away. No “watching” required.
Here’s the recipe…remember you can adjust or switch out spices to your taste.
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup worchestshire sauce
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 pound flank steak
- Whisk together all ingredients, except steak.
- Place steak in baking dish and pour marinade on top.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Serve on garlic toasted buns. For the buns, I brush olive oil on the inside of the bun, sprinkle with garlic salt and toast under the broiler. You can sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese on the steak if you wish.