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Spicy Flank Steak

spicy cinnamon flank steak

Whew! Summer's in full swing and while the days are longer than ever, sometimes dinnertime still manages to sneak up on me.  This flank steak cooks up in a flash on the grill or in a large cast iron skillet, which is the method I prefer.  The comibination of spices is perfect and includes cinnamon of all things!    One important note when preparing flank steak...ALWAYS, ALWAYS cut against the grain.  

***** Spicy Flank Steak *************************************************************

// Ingredients // 

1 (1 1/2- to 2-pound) flank steak
2 teaspoons vegetable oil 
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

// Instructions //

  1. Rub both sides of steak evenly with vegetable oil.
  2. Stir together ground cumin and next 5 ingredients. Rub cumin mixture evenly over both sides of steak. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Remove from pan. Cover steak loosely with aluminum foil, and let stand 10 minutes. Cut across the grain into thin slices.
*Recipe from here


  1. Flank steak is a staple in our house! This recipe is a must try. I love the addition of the cinnamon!!!

  2. this sounds seriously good and relatively easy! thanks for sharing - my boyfriend will be impressed!

  3. sounds like a wonderful meal - full of flavor and goodness!
    Mary x

  4. This looks so delicious. I can't wait to try it out. Thanks for sharing!