“What is the meaning of life? How can you define love? What happens when you combine sugar and steak? Summerset is here to help answer these questions, well at least the last one. This week we bring you Sugar Steak with Bourbon, and every word sounds lovely! Featuring, flank steak rubbed and marinated in sugar, bourbon, and red pepper, this is a true masterpiece for the masses.
Begin by rubbing the sugar and red pepper flakes into the steak, then place in a resealable bag and allow to marinate for 30 minutes to three hours. The flank steak is one of the tougher cuts making it great for this intense rub and marinade. Season with salt, and then grill over medium-high heat for a few minutes per side. Let the steak rest and then cut into strips for serving. Finish moist, charred, caramelized, and a little spicy from the red pepper and bourbon, this steak unequivocally answers all of life’s questions… at least the third one!
Sugar Steak with Bourbon Ingredients
- 1 flank steak (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- ¼ cup light brown sugar
- ¼ cup bourbon
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Kosher salt
Sugar Steak with Bourbon Directions
- Layer together the flank steak, sugar, bourbon, and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Rub the sugar and red pepper flakes into the steak. Put the steak in a 1-gallon plastic bag, add the remaining sugar mixture, seal the bag, and let it rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 hours.
- Heat the grill. Generously season the steak all over with salt. Place the steak on the grill and cook for 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Transfer the steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then cut into 1/4-inch slices. Serve with mashed potatoes and sautéed bitter greens.
Taken from Food52.com