Photo: Caitlin Bensel
Yield
Serves 4 (serving size: 3 oz.)

This quick spice rub lends robust flavor and helps achieve delicious charring on the surface of the meat. Flank steak is a lean cut that's relatively inexpensive; be sure to slice thinly across the grain for tender bites.

How to Make It

Step 1

1. Combine five-spice powder, brown sugar, salt, garlic powder, and ground red pepper in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture over both sides of flank steak.

Step 2

2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steak to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from pan; let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Cut steak across the grain into thin slices.

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