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Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Spicy Peach-Bourbon Sauce

Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Spicy Peach-Bourbon Sauce Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Ingredients

  • Sauce:
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups peach nectar
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Steak:
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 (1-pound) flank steaks, trimmed
  • Cooking spray

Preparation


To prepare sauce, heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes or until tender. Add nectar, 3 tablespoons sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1 cup (about 15 minutes). Add bourbon, ketchup, Worcestershire, and red pepper; cook over medium heat 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and stir in the lime juice. Cool slightly. Pour the sauce into a blender, and process until smooth.

Prepare grill.

To prepare steak, combine 1 tablespoon sugar and next 7 ingredients (1 tablespoon sugar through black pepper); rub over both sides of steak. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Serve with sauce.



    Canned peach nectar, near the bottled fruit juices in the grocery, is the base for a slightly sweet sauce that pairs well with highly seasoned beef. You can make and refrigerate the sauce up to a day ahead; bring it to room temperature just before serving.
  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces steak and about 2 tablespoons sauce)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 265
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 32%
Fat per serving: 9.5g
Saturated fat per serving: 3.8g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.7g
Protein per serving: 23.8g
Carbohydrate per serving: 17.4g
Fiber per serving: 1.1g
Cholesterol per serving: 57mg
Iron per serving: 2.9mg
Sodium per serving: 425mg
Calcium per serving: 28mg