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Lemon-Lime Flank Steak


  • 12 ounces lemon-lime soda (Sprite or 7-Up)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 jalapenos, unseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 (1 1/2-pound) flank steak
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Salt


  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a 2-quart shallow dish, stirring well; add flank steak, turning to coat.
  2. Cover and chill for 8 hours, turning meat occasionally.
  3. Remove steak from marinade, discarding marinade.
  4. Coat grill rack with cooking spray, and place on grill.
  5. Cook steak, covered with grill lid, over medium-hot coals (350 to 400 degrees F) about 7 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  6. Remove steak from grill, and sprinkle evenly with salt to taste.
  7. To serve, cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

Yield: 4 servings.

Per Serving: 464 Calories; 31g Fat (61.5% calories from fat); 33g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 87mg Cholesterol; 129mg Sodium

Exchanges: 5 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates

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