Blackened Flank Steak

Blackened Flank SteakWhile perusing one of my favorite food blogs, Nibble Me This, I saw this recipe for a blackened dry rub for steaks. I had a flank steak in my fridge that I needed to use up so I decided to give this spicy rub a try. I adapted it just a bit by using less cayenne pepper and using celery salt instead of celery seed. I sprinkled it lightly on one portion of the steak so it wouldn’t be too spicy for my kids. It turned out so delicious! My husband and I both loved the flavor of the spicy rub on the flank steak and the kick it gave to the meat. Thanks for a fantastic recipe, Chris!

Blackened Flank Steak:


  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Flank steak

Blackened Flank Steak

How to Make Blackened Flank Steak

Combine the spices together and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle on each side of the flank steak.

Heat the grill pan on medium-high heat and coat with olive oil cooking spray. Cook the flank steak for 3-4 minutes per side or until it’s cooked to your desired degree of doneness. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes before slicing in thin slices against the grain. Enjoy.

Blackened Flank Steak


Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Chris at Nibble Me This



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