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Bourbon and Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Garlic-Chive Mashed Potatoes

Yield 8 servings
Marinate budget-friendly flank steak in a sweet and tangy bourbon sauce, then grill until done.  Serve with the homemade garlic-chive mashed potatoes and a mixed green salad.

Ingredients

  • Steak:
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced green onions
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 (2-pound) flank steak, trimmed
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Potatoes:
  • 3 pounds small red potatoes
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
  • Garnish:
  • 8 fresh chives, cut into 1-inch pieces

Nutrition Information

  • calories 456
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 15.4 g
  • satfat 7.4 g
  • monofat 4.9 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 29.1 g
  • carbohydrate 45.9 g
  • fiber 3.7 g
  • cholesterol 77 mg
  • iron 4.8 mg
  • sodium 887 mg
  • calcium 84 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare steak, combine first 7 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add steak. Seal and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours or overnight, turning bag occasionally. Remove steak from bag, reserving marinade.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut diagonally across grain into thin slices.

  4. Combine reserved marinade and cornstarch in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

  5. To prepare potatoes, place potatoes and garlic in a large Dutch oven; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain.

  6. Return potatoes and garlic to pan, and place over medium heat. Add sour cream, milk, butter, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mash potato mixture to desired consistency with a potato masher. Stir in chopped chives. Mound 3/4 cup potatoes on each of 8 plates; arrange 3 ounces steak around each serving of potatoes. Drizzle 1 tablespoon sauce on each plate; sprinkle with chive pieces, if desired.

Cook's Notes

Pork tenderloin will also work in this recipe.