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Fast with Five: Garlic Flank Steak With Onion

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Beef Main dish


  • 1 1/2 lb Flank steak
  • 1 Garlic clove, slivered
  • 1 ts Dried basil
  • 1/3 c Balsamic or red vinegar
  • 2 Onions, thickly sliced


Trim off any fat from steak. Make 1/2-inch deep slits 1 inch apart over top of steak; insert garlic sliver into each. Place in shallow dish. Sprinkle with basil; pour vinegar over top, turning steak to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, arrange onions in centre of lightly greased broiling pan; remove 2 tb of the marinade and brush over onions. Bake in 400F 200C oven for 20-25 minutes or until softened.
Discard marinade, sprinkle steak with 1/2 ts each salt and pepper. Place steak on onions; broil for 8 minutes. Turn steak and broil for 3-5 minutes longer or until desired doneness. Transfer steak and onions to serving platter; tent with goil and let stand for 5 minutes before slicing thinly on the diagonal.
Pop potatoes and squash halves into the oven while the steak marinates, and serve with a cabbage salad dressed with vinaigrette.
Makes 4 servings for $10.92CDN [Nov 94]
Per Serving: about 200 calories, 26 g protein, 8 g fat, 4 g carbohydrate.
Fast with Five is a collection of recipes that require a maximum of five ingredients to make.
Source: Canadian Living magazine - Nov 94 Test Kitchen recipe
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