Yield:
4 servings (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Add smoky heat to this quick barbecue sauce with a dash of chipotle chile powder. Look for it in the spice section at the supermarket.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle steak evenly with salt and pepper. Add steak to pan; cook 6 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steak from pan; let stand 10 minutes. Add onion to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; cool.

Step 2

Combine ketchup and next 4 ingredients (through chipotle chile powder) in a large microwave-safe bowl, stirring well. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices. Add steak to ketchup mixture; toss to coat. Divide steak mixture evenly among bottom halves of rolls; top each serving with one onion slice. Place top half of roll on each sandwich.

Ratings & Reviews

seaside725's Review

RebekahRH
May 07, 2014
I browned the steak for 3 minutes on each side, put it in the crock pot and covered it with the sauce. I cooked it on low for 8 hours, thinking that the meat might be a bit more tender. I thought the sauce was excellent, but I still found the meat to be a bit tough.

RebekahRH's Review

Mattsquatch
May 30, 2013
This is a great recipe, with a few tweaks (in my opinion). We marinated the meat overnight in the sauce ingredients and sliced it into large bite sized pieces and it was very tender. I cooked a whole sliced onion in a large non-stick skillet for about 15 minutes until caramelized and then added the meat (along with all the sauce it marinated in) and about 4-6 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms to the mix and cooked another 10 minutes until veggies were tender and meat was about medium to medium-well in doneness. Served these on rolls and they were absolutely delicious!

stephil's Review

stephil
September 20, 2010
I thought this was good, but could have been better. The sauce is great, spicy-sweet; I subbed 1T honey for 1T of the brown sugar, and cut back on the worcestershire by 1t. But a flank steak with just salt and pepper? Too tough! Marinate it first; I used 1/4C of store-bought BBQ seasoning mixed with 1T each of oil, water and cider vinegar and let it sit 2 hours. It was great, we will keep this!

Mattsquatch's Review

seaside725
September 17, 2010
I think you guys are a little liberal in your use of the word Barbecued. Just because it has sauce slopped all over meat does not make it barbecued.

Mollybud's Review

Mollybud
September 17, 2010
This is not BBQ. Just a tough piece of meat with sweet ketup, and where did the 500+ calories come from? Lets have better recipes to share!