Marinated Beef Strips and Salad

Marinated beef strips and salad – thinly sliced marinated flank steak cooked in a skillet and served on a garden salad. Healthy, easy and delicious.

Although this calls for at least 30 minutes of marinating for the beef you can definitely make this a day early and let it marinate overnight.

I used very thinly sliced flank steak which I sliced against the grain. Flank steak is very flavorful but can be tough so make sure you cut it very thin. You can do this by slightly freezing it before you cut it.

If you are not a flank steak fan you can definitely make this with any cut of beef of your choice. You can also substitute the beef for chicken breast.

Here is what you need for these delicious marinated beef strips and salad:

Serves four
1 pound flank steak – cut very thinly against the grain
Soy sauce – enough to cover and coat all the meat
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. dried red chili flakes – optional
1 large garlic clove – minced
2 scallions – chopped (white, light green and dark green)
Variety of fresh veggies for your salad

Place the beef in a bowl and add the soy sauce, Worcestershire, chili flakes, garlic clove and scallions. Make sure you have enough soy sauce to cover all the meat. Mix well and allow marinating for at least 30 minutes.

Heat a large skillet with some olive oil. When the skillet is hot, add the meat – without overcrowding the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes and flip. Cook for another 2 minutes and remove from heat.

Arrange a garden salad – with veggies of your choice – on a plate. Top with the cooked beef. Serve and enjoy!

Print the Garden Salad w/ Marinated Beef Recipe Here

My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • June 15, 2011

    Sasikumar R


    It was very tasty but only, the pieces were hard. Guess I didn’t cut it as thin as in your video.

    How do you cut it so thin?


  • June 15, 2011


    Hi there!
    I am sorry to hear this! You can cut the beef very thin by using a very sharp knife or by slightly freezing the beef. Also, you have to cut it against the grain. Thanks for giving this a try!
    Mary Ann

  • June 17, 2011

    Sasikumar R

    Hi Mary,

    Thanks so much for your reply. The last time my local butcher did the cutting for me. Next time I shall do it myself. I even bought a sharp knife just for that. And Ill take care of the grain part too.

    Thanks & all the best