Roasted Flank Steak with Olive Oil-Herb Rub

Roasted Flank Steak with Olive Oil-Herb Rub Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Brushed with a rub of fresh herbs flavored with olive oil and lemon zest, this flank steak is roasted with red wine-laced broth, adding up to lots of flavor with little fuss. Leftovers, if there are any, make great steak sandwiches!


6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces steak and about 1 tablespoon sauce)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 167
Caloriesfromfat 38 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 23.9 g
Carbohydrate 0.5 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 266 mg
Calcium 21 mg


1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/8 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak, trimmed
Cooking spray
1/4 cup dry red wine
1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
Thyme sprigs (optional)


Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

Sprinkle salt and pepper over steak. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steak to pan; cook 1 minute on each side or until browned. Add wine and broth; cook 1 minute. Spread herb mixture over steak; place pan in oven. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Serve with pan sauce. Garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired.

To serve two, use two (four-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks instead of flank steak, reduce the herbs to 1/2 teaspoon each, and omit the broth. Finish the tenderloin in the oven for two minutes instead of 10.

Marcia Whyte Smart,

Cooking Light

April 2007
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note