Mediterranean Grilled Steak Recipe (Freezer-Friendly)

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Fire up the grill and get cooking! But first mix up some marinade to prep this Mediterranean Grilled Steak recipe. It’s perfect as a main dish protein or folding into pitas.

grilled steak on a cutting board

While I’m a die-hard salad girl, I also love me a good steak. My husband would usually prefer chicken or fish, go figure, but me? I’m where the beef’s at.

Over the years I’ve watched beef prices go sky high, much to my dismay. Currently, they’ve settled in an almost-comfortable range, but I’m guessing we’ll never see $1.99/lb on a regular basis again. Yes, my friends, I remember when….

One of my biggest disappointments at the butcher counter, however, has been the leaking of a Central Coast secret. Tri-tip used to be virtually unheard of outside of California. Its rise in popularity, among other factors, has also made it no longer a cheap meat. So, that means I’ve had to step outside my comfort zone and try other, more affordable cuts.

What’s The Best Steak To Grill?

I still prefer tri-tip over all others, but I’m slowly getting the hang of other cuts, such as the flank steak or what is labeled here as London broil. Forget that London broil is really  just a style of preparation. The butcher may market it that way anyway.

grilled steak sliced on a cutting board

How Long Should I Marinate Steaks?

Once you bring your “London broil” home, be sure to marinate it. It’s one of those cuts that needs a marinade to help tenderize the fibers.

You want to marinate this steak for at least 2 hours to overnight. 

This Mediterranean Grilled Steak recipe is the perfect marinade. Mix up the marinade, fill a few bags, stuff them with steak, and toss them in the freezer. Then you can have grilled steak all summer long.

How Long Do I Cook A Steak On Each Side? 

That really depends on how you like your steak. It will also depend on how thick your steak is. This is the temperatures according to Traeger Grills

  • Rare: 2-3 each minutes each side. The internal temperature should read 120-130°F degrees. 
  • Medium Rare: 3-4 minutes each side. The internal temperature reaches 130-135°F. 
  • Medium: 4-5 minutes each side. The internal temperature reaches 135°F- 145°F.
  • Well Done: 5-6 minutes each side. The internal tempearture reaches 155-165°F.

The USDA does recommend that steaks be cooked to at least an internal temperature of 145oF, which would be classified as medium. 

What Do I Serve With Mediterranean Grilled Steak Recipe?

You can serve this Mediterranean Grilled Steak recipe as a main dish protein with a Grilled Vegetable Couscous Salad , an Easy Greek Pasta Salad or this Simple Brown Rice Pilaf Recipe, or you can do like we usually do, and slice it thin against the grain and fold it into pita breads.

It’s also delicious served like a wanna-be gyro.

Mediterranean Grilled Steak
Prep Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins
 
Fire up the grill and get cooking! But first mix up some marinade to prep this Mediterranean Grilled Steak. It's perfect as a main dish protein or folding into pitas.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: grilled steak, mediterranean
Servings: 6 -8 servings
Calories: 84 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 to 3 pound steak such as London Broil, flank steak, hanger steak, or skirt steak
Instructions
  1. In a gallon-size freezer bag, combine the vinegars, garlic, oregano, and pepper. Swish or whisk to combine. Add the oil and combine.

  2. Add the steak to the bag and press out the air. Massage the bag to coat the steak with the marinade. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.

  3. You can also freeze the steak in the marinade. Thaw in the refrigerator before proceeding.

  4. Heat an outdoor grill until hot. Grill the steak until desired doneness. Allow steak to rest for 2 to 5 minutes before slicing against the grain.

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Grilled Steak
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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Comments

  1. Laurie says

    My first taste of tri-tip was in Lompoc many years ago. I never bought another cut of beef for the bbq after that! Unfortunately, you’re right about the prices going sky high as it’s become more popular. Now that the drought in California has been declared over maybe the cattlemen here will expand their herds again and prices will come down. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  2. Beth says

    How long does Meat last in the marinade when you freeze it? Are there guidelines for how long it should stay in the freezer?

    • It depends on how cold your freezer stays. If it’s opened infrequently and stays very cold, you’ve got about two months. If it’s opened frequently, your cooling temps are compromised, so I’d go with 4 to 6 weeks.

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