Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens Recipe from Italy

Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens

Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens Recipe from Italy
Region / culture: Italy | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 12 minutes | Servings: 2


Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens
Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens

Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a special dinner or a weeknight meal. The combination of tender flank steak, tangy red wine vinegar, and fresh greens creates a dish that is both satisfying and healthy.


This recipe is a modern twist on a classic steak dish. Flank steak has long been a popular cut of meat due to its rich flavor and tender texture. The addition of red wine vinegar and greens adds a unique and refreshing twist to this traditional dish.


How to prepare

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  2. Season both sides of the steaks with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. When the oil is hot and shimmering, add the steaks and cook, turning each once, until seared and rich mahogany, about 6 minutes per side.
  4. Transfer the steaks to a plate.
  5. Add the garlic to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until aromatic, about 1 minute.
  6. Remove the skillet from the heat, add the vinegar, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits that cling to the pan.
  7. Stir in the oregano, butter, and any juices from the steak, until the butter melts.
  8. Add the greens to the skillet, season with salt and pepper, and toss just until they begin to wilt, about 30 seconds.
  9. Slice the meat against the grain into thin slices, divide between 2 plates, top with the greens and the pan juices.
  10. Serve.


  • Substitute balsamic vinegar for the red wine vinegar for a sweeter flavor.
  • Add sliced mushrooms or onions to the pan for extra flavor.
  • Top the steak with crumbled blue cheese or toasted nuts for a gourmet touch.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to season the steak generously with salt and pepper before cooking to enhance the flavor.

- Searing the steak on high heat will help to create a nice crust and seal in the juices.

- Be sure to let the steak rest for a few minutes before slicing to allow the juices to redistribute and keep the meat tender.

- Toss the greens in the pan juices just until they begin to wilt to preserve their fresh flavor and texture.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the flank steak with red wine vinegar and greens with a side of roasted potatoes or crusty bread for a complete meal. A glass of red wine pairs perfectly with this dish.

Cooking Techniques

Searing the steak on high heat and deglazing the pan with red wine vinegar creates a rich and flavorful sauce that pairs perfectly with the tender meat and fresh greens.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use any type of vinegar in place of red wine vinegar.

- Substitute any type of leafy greens, such as spinach or arugula, for the Italian salad blend.

- Use dried herbs in place of fresh if needed.

Make Ahead Tips

The steak can be marinated in the red wine vinegar and oregano mixture for up to 24 hours before cooking for extra flavor. The greens can also be washed and prepped ahead of time for easy assembly.

Presentation Ideas

Arrange the sliced steak and wilted greens on a platter and drizzle with the pan juices for an elegant presentation. Garnish with fresh herbs or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for added flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with a variety of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad. A glass of red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, complements the rich flavors of the steak.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat the steak and greens in a skillet over low heat until warmed through, being careful not to overcook the meat.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

This recipe contains approximately 300 calories per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 15 grams of fat per serving.


This recipe contains approximately 30 grams of protein per serving.

Vitamins and minerals

Flank steak is a good source of iron, zinc, and vitamin B12. The greens in this recipe provide a variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, and folate.


This recipe contains dairy (butter) and may contain gluten if the oregano is not certified gluten-free.


This recipe is a good source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. It is relatively low in carbohydrates and calories, making it a healthy and satisfying meal option.


Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens is a delicious and nutritious dish that is perfect for any occasion. With a few simple ingredients and cooking techniques, you can create a flavorful and satisfying meal that will impress your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I have a clear memory of the first time I saw this recipe for Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens. It was many years ago, back when I was just a young girl learning how to cook from my own grandmother. She was the one who taught me the importance of using fresh ingredients and taking the time to prepare a meal with love.

I remember watching her in the kitchen, as she carefully seasoned the flank steak with garlic, rosemary, and a splash of red wine vinegar. The smell of the sizzling meat filled the air, making my mouth water in anticipation. As the steak cooked to perfection, she tossed together a simple salad of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and a tangy red wine vinegar dressing.

I was amazed at how effortlessly she put together such a delicious and healthy meal. It was in that moment that I knew I wanted to learn everything I could about cooking. I asked her to teach me how to make the flank steak recipe, and she happily obliged.

Over the years, I have made this recipe countless times, tweaking it here and there to suit my own tastes. I have shared it with friends and family, who always ask for the recipe after trying it for the first time. It has become a staple in my cooking repertoire, a dish that never fails to impress.

The key to making the perfect flank steak with red wine vinegar and greens is to start with a high quality cut of meat. I always make sure to marinate the steak for at least an hour before cooking, to allow the flavors to really sink in. The red wine vinegar adds a tangy kick to the meat, while the greens provide a fresh and crisp contrast.

I love serving this dish with a side of roasted potatoes or crusty bread to soak up the juices. It makes for a satisfying and wholesome meal that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

As I think back on that day in my grandmother's kitchen, I am grateful for the knowledge and skills she passed down to me. Cooking has always been a passion of mine, a way to express myself and bring joy to others. I hope that one day, I can pass on this recipe to my own grandchildren, and continue the tradition of sharing good food and good company.

So the next time you find yourself in need of a simple and delicious meal, give this recipe for Flank Steak with Red Wine Vinegar and Greens a try. I promise you won't be disappointed. Happy cooking!


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