Lunch / Dinner
Whiskey-Cola Barbecue Flank Steak
Sometimes cooking a picnic is no picnic. But sweet, fresh, make-ahead recipes, and some fast grilling food will change that!
FOR THE MARINADE —
FOR THE SAUCE —
FOR THE SPICE MIX —
Combine cola, pineapple juice, vinegar, whiskey, brown sugar, garlic, gingerroot, and Worcestershire in a resealable plastic bag. Score steak, add to bag, seal, and chill at least 2 hours. Remove steak from bag, reserving marinade for sauce. Lightly pat steak dry.
Boil reserved marinade, ketchup, onion, and jalapeño in a saucepan for 30 minutes, or until thick; strain.
Preheat grill to high.
Combine paprika, thyme, salt, granulated garlic, cayenne, and black pepper for spice mix; rub onto steak. Grill steak, covered, about 6 minutes; flip and baste with sauce. Grill 5 minutes, then flip and baste again. Cook steak 1 minute more for medium-rare meat; allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing. Check out our video for Slicing Flank Steak.
Using just the tip of a knife, make shallow cuts in a diamond pattern across the grain of the meat.
Remove the steak and reserve the marinade. Lightly pat the steak dry before applying the spice mix.
Basting merges the flavors of the sauce and the spice mix, and gives the steak an appetizing glaze.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 71mg 23%
Sodium 667mg 27%
Carbs 24g 8%
Fiber 2g 8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.