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Flavorful Flank Steak with Tomato Relish!

As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…….. loving more delicious dinners on the grill! I’m always so inspired by the fresh and beautiful flavors of the summer, especially sweet and juicy tomatoes. One of my favorite memories of my grandfather is eating the tomatoes we helped him pick right off the vine from his garden. Maybe that’s why I am so partial to this Flavorful Flank Steak with Tomato Relish.

Just like the Boy Scouts, I love to be prepared! This dinner is so tasty and simple; you’re going to love it too.

Flavorful Flank Steak

Serves 4-6


1 – 2 ½ lb flank steak

2 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp cracked black pepper


Place flank steak on a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet

To make the rub, in a small bowl, mix;


Cayenne pepper

Cracked black pepper


Rub the rub all over the steak on both sides

Cover and refrigerate

Tomato Relish:

1 cup chopped red onion

3 Tbsp white wine vinegar

2 – 10 oz containers of grape tomatoes halved

½ cup chopped green olives

2 Tbsp olive brine

2 Tbsp horseradish

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

A couple dashes hot pepper sauce

½ tsp celery seeds

¼ cup olive oil

In a medium size bowl, mix;


1 Tbsp vinegar

Allow the flavors to blend for about 10 minutes, mixing often





In a medium bowl, whisk;

2 Tbsp vinegar

Olive brine


Worcestershire sauce

Hot pepper sauce

Celery seeds

Slowly, whisk in oil

Add the liquid mixture to the tomato mixture

Season to taste with salt and pepper

Cover and refrigerate until dinner

When you’re ready for dinner, pre-heat the grill to medium-high

For medium-rare, grill for approximately 5-7 minutes per side

Allow to rest for approximately 10 minutes

Cut steak against the grain and serve with Tomato Relish


My family loves a piping hot bowl of creamy mashed potatoes on the side

If you’re lucky enough to have a little relish left over, it’s awesome as a topping on a grilled hot dog, served…..Chicago Style!

More reminiscing, more fresh ingredients, more do ahead dinners, more mouth watering meals………

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