Every now and again, my kids say this to me-in the most kind and loving way. And every now and again, Rick will say to me…. “I feel like steak”. I mean seriously, what is not to love? I love me a striploin with salt, pepper and garlic on the BBQ. Nothing else-no sauce, no marinade, just salt and pepper and garlic. ‘heavy sigh’

Alas, I digress….

Let’s talk flank steak. This is a cut of beef that is thin and fairly inexpensive. Think fajitas. And think flavor! If you are a fan of well done beef, perhaps this is not the right cut of beef for you. But if you like your beef somewhere between medium well (cooked through and no pink) to rare (brown on the outside and bright red in the middle), let’s chat.

I have cooked flank steak a variety of ways and I have not messed it up once. I have destroyed pot roasts, prime rib and have accidently burnt pork chops to a freakin’ crisp, but I have never overcooked a flank steak. I have “overcooked” my steak to a solid medium and it is still flavorful because of the marinate I have put on it.

I find that there are a ton of Korean beef recipes out there, and they seem to have the same ingredients in various amounts: sugar, soy and vinegar. However, I want to introduce you the next level: The Dip. I do not remember where I came across this recipe and have lost it a few times to my families utter mortification, but this is The One. The marinade is simple and once you are ready to cook, don’t throw out that marinade! Put it in a pan and simmer to make a delish dip-and this is the difference between a good Korean Beef and a I WANT STEAK Korean Beef.

I have BBQ’ed and I have baked. Both work and both are tasty because of that damn dip. But if you want The Best, go with the Q. BBQ that is.

Want to keep it simple? Hell yes, I do! Pair with baked potatoes with ALL the fixin’s and mushrooms pan fried in butter and garlic. (insert eye roll and me salivating) You can not go wrong and you will thank me. This is easy, uber flavorful and everybody in your family will ask for it again and again…. I promise!

Stay sassy friends.

Korean Beef

Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Flank steak


  • In a long shallow dish, mix soy sauce, brown sugar, sesame oil and garlic together.
  • Cut shallow diagonal slits in steak. Marinate the steak for a few hours, over night if able.
  • Cook steak on BBQ 3-4 minutes per side. Tent under tin foil when done.
  • As the steak is on the BBQ, put the marinade ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Serve the marinade as a dip along with the steak.
Keyword Beef, flank steak, Korean, Korean beef