Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

Show off your bejeweled garden tomatoes with this Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes.

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Our garden is a success this year! YAY! I’m so happy. Three years ago we dug up a chunk of grass in our small backyard and created our vegetable garden. Our first year wasn’t so successful. Only the turnips and carrots grew. The second summer was even worse. But third time is a charm, because everything is going nuts: tomatoes, green beans, zucchini, eggplant…

When my husband discovered that this year’s crop was going to be different, he took it over and became an obsessed man. He’d stop at the nursery on his way home and pick up some more vegetables to plant.

Each evening he’d hunt for caterpillars that lurked in the garden.

He’d lecture me on the right way to water the vegetables. Yes, he’s an engineer.

He sang Barry White tunes while helping the corn and zucchini pollinate. Long story.

I finally had to walk away from the garden – for the sake of our marriage. But, I get to enjoy our bounty and cook with it.

He does share.

Cherry Tomatoes by

What I’m most pleased with is that our tomatoes have FLAVOR. If you buy tomatoes at the grocery store, then you know what I mean. The grocery store variety is bland and juicy and blah.

In fact, I stopped eating tomatoes because of this. And it didn’t matter if I bought the tomatoes at the smaller markets or not. I certainly wasn’t going to spend $5 for one tomato at a farmer’s market to get something with taste, so I’ve gone relatively tomato-less.

But not this summer.

If you have an abundance of tomatoes in your garden or you have scored and found some tasty beauties at your market, then here’s a great steak recipe to feature your sweet jewels, Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes.

These feature the sweet little cherry tomatoes. When roasted, they are even sweeter. These babies are amazing when paired with steak.

What’s growing in your garden this summer?

Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

A wonderful way to feature summer-sweet tomatoes. Recipe by Laura Bashar of Family Spice


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 TBS parsley, Italian, chopped
  • 1 TBS basil, fresh, chopped
  • 1 1/4 lb beef flank steak
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar, red
  • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning, dried
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved & seeded


  1. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together:
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    • 2 garlic clove , crushed
    • 2 TBS parsley, Italian , chopped
    • 1 TBS basil, fresh , chopped
  2. In a non-reactive dish or ziploc bag add marinade and:
    • 1 1/4 lb beef flank steak
  3. Mix together, place in the refrigerator and let meat marinate 4-6 hours.
  4. Remove meat 30 minutes prior to grilling.
  5. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  6. Preheat grill. Set burners to high heat.
  7. In a small bowl whisk together:
    • 1/4 tsp salt
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper, ground
    • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar, red
    • 1/2 tsp italian seasoning , dried
  8. Mix in and toss to coat:
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes , halved & seeded
  9. Pour onto a baking sheet and roast in the hot oven for 20 minutes.
  10. Remove meat from the marinade and pat dry with paper towels.
  11. Oil grill before placing meat on it.
  12. Place steaks on hot grill and cook until browned, about 6 to 7 minutes.
  13. Turn steaks over and continue grilling 6 to 7 minutes for medium-rare doneness. Flank steak is best served medium-rare, as it can toughen if over-cooked.
  14. Remove from the grill and place steaks on serving platter.
  15. Cover steak with foil, and let steaks rest 5 minutes before serving.
  16. Prior to serving, carve steak into long strips.
  17. Top with roasted tomatoes and serve hot.

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Yield: Serves 3

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10 Responses to Italian Flank Steak with Roasted Tomatoes

  1. We have TONS of basil I am going to have to do something with next week. I love flank steak and I love how you cooked it. I'm used to giving it some kind of Mexican spice but I love what you did. Buzzed!

  2. So pretty…the meat topped with the tomatoes looks so wonderful! Love for an al fresco summer dinner…

  3. Ann at #

    Congratulations on your garden! Hubby and I are hoping for a garden next year. I suspect our gardening life will be much like yours! The steak and tomatoes look amazing….I love grilled tomatoes!

  4. Lindselicious at #

    So awesome that you have a garden- lucky!! This looks so good- I love roasted tomatoes- they pack so much flavor.

  5. Donald Short at #

    It looks delicious! I know you planted those tomatoes that's why it has flavor! I collected some information about tomatoes, on how to plant them etc. all for FREE at my site and I am sharing it to everyone!

  6. Sandra at #

    What a great looking dish!

  7. So delicious, bravo:)


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