Friday, November 26, 2010

Grilled Flank Steak with Coffee Sauce

As long as our grill isn't burried in snow, we grill in the winter. Flank steak is one of our favorite cuts of beef to grill. There's a couple of keys to tender, delicious flank steak. Don't overcook it and marinate it prior to grilling. I'm always in search of marinade recipes. Mary of One Perfect Bite has the most amazing recipes. This is just one of the many I've bookmarked to try.

The tangy dijon mustard and strong coffee give this steak a unique and tasty flavor. If grilling is on your menu sometime soon give this one a try, you won't be sorry!!!

Grilled Flank Steak with Coffee Sauce
Recipe Courtesy of One Perfect Bite

3 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1 tablespoon chopped shallots
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided use
2 cups espresso or strong brewed coffee
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon Black pepper
1 (20-oz.) flank steak
Salt to taste
1 cup beef broth
2 tablespoons butter

1) Combine mustard, garlic, shallots, balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons oil, espresso, brown sugar and black pepper in a large pan. Reserve 1 cup of marinade to make sauce. Add flank steak and marinate for 2 hours, turning meat every 30 minutes.
2) Pat steak dry and season each side with salt and pepper. Heat a large cast iron skillet over high heat. Add vegetable oil and heat until smoking hot. Add flank steak and cook for 3 minutes per side, brushing each side with marinade. Remove pan from heat, but tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
3) While beef is resting, combine reserved marinade and the beef broth. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to medium. Reduce sauce by 1/2. Add 2 tablespoons of butter. Whisk to incorporate. Correct the seasoning. Transfer steak to a cutting board and slice crosswise on the diagonal into 2-inch slices. Spoon sauce over meat and serve immediately. Yield: 3 to 4 servings.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.


  1. Thank you so much for your kind words and the link to my recipe. I am grateful for both. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  2. I enjoy Mary's blog too and this does sound and look delicious! My grill is stored in the shed for the winter. I wonder if I could do this in the broiler.

  3. Looks delicious! We grill during the winter as well :) Your flank steak looks absolutely perfect!

  4. What a combintion! Looks just wonderful. Wish we could grill; used to but now we keep it for the summer. Lots of snow around here already.

  5. We are expecting snow and grilling today Julie! It is something we can't give up either regardless of the weather. Your flank steak looks delicious and the recipe is really different. Thanks for passing it along to enjoy during the holiday season.

  6. We grill all year too! What a delicious-looking steak recipe and yours looks perfectly done. I'm saving this one!

  7. I have a flank steak in my freezer that's been waiting for a recipe (I've never made flank steak before!) This sounds delicious.

  8. We,too, grill year round! It can be so much fun when you get the beautiful snow - big flakes slowly coming down - no wind - the grill sizzling! Love it! We have done flank steak many times - once with mouth watering, melt on your tongue results - which we have never been able to duplicate! Will try this!
    cheers, dana

  9. num...breakfast is sounding good right now!

  10. I just found your blog. This recipe looks yummy!


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