March 29

Flank Steak Marinade


Dr. Pepper Flank Steak Marinade

Howdy, y'all! If you're lookin' for a unique and lip-smackin' good marinade for your next flank steak, you've come to the right place. This Dr. Pepper Flank Steak Marinade is a game-changer, infusin' your meat with a perfect blend of sweet, savory, and a lil' somethin' special from the classic soda. Trust me, this marinade will have your taste buds dancin' and your guests askin' for seconds. So, fire up that grill and let's get started!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Marinade Time: 4 hours to overnight

Cook Time: 10-14 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes to overnight

Serves: 4


  • 1 (1.5 - 2 lb) flank steak
  • 1 cup Dr. Pepper
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme for extra flavor

Keys to Success and Enjoyment: Tasty Flank Steak Keys

  1. Be sure to marinate the flank steak for at least 4 hours, but for the best flavor, let it marinate overnight. This will allow the soda and other ingredients to really penetrate the meat and create a tender, flavorful steak.
  2. When grilling, make sure your grill is hot and well-oiled to prevent sticking. Flank steak is best cooked quickly over high heat to achieve a nice crust on the outside while keeping the inside tender and juicy.
  3. After grilling, let the steak rest for about 5-10 minutes before slicing. This will help to keep all those delicious juices inside the meat, making for a more enjoyable eating experience.
flank steak marinade


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together Dr. Pepper, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, brown sugar, minced garlic, onion powder, black pepper, and salt. Add in fresh herbs if desired.
  2. Place the flank steak in a large zip-top bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the steak, ensuring it's well coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, but ideally overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill to high heat and make sure it's well-oiled. Remove the flank steak from the marinade, letting any excess drip off, and discard the remaining marinade.
  4. Grill the flank steak for 5-7 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness (130°F for medium-rare, 135°F for medium).
  5. Remove the steak from the grill and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing against the grain into thin strips. Serve immediately and enjoy your tender, flavorful Dr. Pepper-marinated flank steak!
dr pepper

Fun Facts: Dr. Pepper was created in the 1880s by pharmacist Charles Alderton in Waco, Texas. The unique flavor of this classic soda comes from a blend of 23 different flavors, which makes it a versatile and delightful addition to recipes like marinades, sauces, and even baked goods. Using Dr. Pepper as a marinade not only adds a subtle sweetness to the meat, but its carbonation also helps to tenderize the steak, making it melt-in-your-mouth delicious.

There you have it, folks! This Dr. Pepper Flank Steak Marinade is truly somethin' special, and I just know you and your loved ones will enjoy every single bite. It's a fun and unique way to amp up your usual grilling routine, and it's guaranteed to impress. Whether you're cookin' up dinner for the family or hostin' a backyard barbecue, this mouthwatering marinade is sure to become a new favorite. So, don't be shy, give it a try, and let the incredible flavors of this Dr. Pepper-marinated flank steak bring a lil' extra joy to your table. Happy grillin', y'all!


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