Flank Steak
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Flank Steak with Zhoug |Low Carb Air Fryer Recipe

This air fryer Flank Steak with Zhoug comes out perfect every time. The steak comes out tender and juicy and the zhoug adds a little kick!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Total Time28 mins
Course: Main Courses
Cuisine: African, Lebanese, Yemen
Keyword: Air Fried Flank Steak, Air Fried Steak, Air Fryer Flank Steak, Air Fryer Steak, Flank Steak Recipes, Flank Steak with Zhoug, Flank Steak with Zhug, Marinade Recipes, Steak Recipes, TwoSleevers, Zhoug Recipes, Zoug Recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 410kcal
Author: Urvashi Pitre



For the Marinade

For the Zhoug


For the Marinade

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the beer, lemon juice, oil, sriracha, brown sugar, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and garlic.
  • Place the steak in a large resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the steak and seal the bag. Turn the steak to coat both sides.
  • Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour or up to 24 hours, turning the bag occasionally.

Meanwhile, for the zhoug

  • In a food processor, combine the cilantro, garlic, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, and salt. Process until finely chopped.
  • Add 2 tablespoons oil and pulse to form a loose paste, adding up to 2 tablespoons more oil if needed. 
  • Transfer the zhoug to a glass container. Cover and store in the refrigerator until 30 minutes before serving if marinating more than 1 hour.  

Cooking the Steak

  • Remove the steak from the marinade and place in the air-fryer; discarding the marinade.  Set the air-fryer to 400°F for 8-10 minutes for medium, 145°F when tested with a meat thermometer.
  • Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice the steak across the grain. Serve with zhoug.   


  • Since much of the caloric marinade isn't consumed, actual calorie and macros are probably lower than what is listed here.
  • If you're in a rush, you could also just salt and pepper the steak and make it plain, since the zhoug has a lot of flavor.
  • By the same token, you could have the steak without much of a dipping sauce if you wanted to cut out a step. They go well together, but each is flavorful enough to stand on its own..


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 23g | Sugar: 6g