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Staycation BBQ adventure

Let’s cook up a plan to take your BBQ game to the next level


6 Servings

 Prep Time: 5 minutes

 Marinating Time: 1 hour

 Cook Time: 15 minutes

 Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Barbecue is a great institution where communal cooking and sharing of food, stories and time brings family together. Barbecue is synonymous with summer and everyone looks forward to a sizzling show, great meats, salads and conversation, all summer long. Are you struggling with where to start on your staycation BBQ adventure?

We all know the basics to good grilling: Seafood, Steak, Brisket & maybe even a veggie sausage if you’re feeling adventurous. How can you step that up and impress your family?

There’s nothing better than a steak that’s cooked on the grill – the smoky flavor just can’t be beat! This grilled flank steak by Sara Welch is flavored with a simple marinade, and takes just minutes to put together. It’s a great way to feed a crowd.


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce low sodium is ok
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 pounds flank steak


This recipe starts with a marinade which is a blend of soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, Italian seasoning and spices. Mix everything together in either a bowl or a gallon-sized freezer bag. Add your flank steak, then give it at least one hour to soak up all that great flavor. Remove the steak from the marinade, then grill it to your desired level of doneness. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes, then slice and serve. 

  • This marinade can be stored in the fridge for up to 5 days, so it’s great to make in advance.  The olive oil may solidify when chilled, so leave the marinade at room temperature for 10-15 minutes before you add the steak. You can even freeze your marinade for up to 2 months if need be!
  • Feel free to use a low sodium soy sauce if you’re watching your salt intake.
  • Italian seasoning is a blend of dried herbs that can be found in the spice aisle of most grocery stores. This seasoning is typically a blend of dried basil, parsley, garlic and oregano. If you can’t find Italian seasoning, you can blend together your own dried herbs in equal amounts.
  • Be sure to slice your meat against the grain for the most tender bites of steak.