Firehouse Smothered Steak
We wanted to smother our steak in a rich flavorful, spicy sauce-without burning the house down.
Why This Recipe Works
Flank steak recipes are great weeknight options because they’re flavorful and cook quickly. Our Firehouse Smothered Steak recipe dresses up this inexpensive cut with a spicy sauce. For the best results, we found it best to cook the meat to rare or medium-rare. Cooking the recipe’s salted vegetables covered helped draw out their juices, which created an ideal sauce for the steak and cut out the need to marinate the meat. We needed very little red pepper flakes to give this steak recipe its “firehouse" flavor. Adding the spice to the vegetables ensured a kick in every bite. Slicing the flank steak thinly against the grain shortened the muscle fibers and ensured tender meat.