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.

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 2

Prepare grill.

Step 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.

Step 4

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Chef's Notes

Pork tenderloin will also work in this recipe.

Ratings & Reviews


September 09, 2015
Can't begin to describe how delicious this steak is.  That marinade is just out-of-this-world.  Made exactly as described except using creole mustard instead of dijon.  Didn't make the potatoes because we had leftovers from the very good CL squash-rice casserole and steamed broccoli.  My steak took 4 minutes on one side, 3 on the other.  

GracesHuman's Review

July 18, 2014
Made steak as directed, did my own regular mashed potatoes. So, so delicious! Definitely something I will be making again and again. Comforting and homey, yet elegantly flavored. Hubs enjoyed it very much as well.

gcatkids's Review

March 09, 2014
Fantastic!!! Didn't have bourbon and only had regular soy sauce. It was delicious as a marinade for pork steak. The sauce made with the reserved marinade was pretty salty so I diluted it with water and it was perfect. Definitely will be making this again!

karenfar's Review

February 12, 2014
An easy and good recipe. I was only able to marinate the meat for about 3-4 hours but it still had good flavor. I broiled it (too cold and snow in Ohio) to BBQ and that was fine but would have been better flavor grilled. The potatoes were a little on the pasty side but flavor was good. Served with a salad.

Newtubaboy's Review

August 20, 2013
This was only OK. I found the flavor strange. I did forget the green onion, and it did a bit of a bite that the onions would have added.

KathleenLee's Review

May 27, 2013

jmeleeS's Review

October 22, 2012
Fantastic recipe! Super easy to make, but it's a 5-star dish! I just made this recipe for my anniversary dinner with my husband, and it turned out so well, we were happy we stayed in! As another reviewer mentioned, I thought the sauce was a bit strong in flavor, but my husband raved about it, so I think next time I'll omit the sauce just for my plate. I served the steak with the mashed chive potatoes as indicated - wow! Also roasted some seasoned asparagus as another side. Break open a great bottle of red wine, light a candle and enjoy a restaurant-flavored dish at home. So simple, but great complexity -no changes were made to this recipe from start to finish except for the bourbon - used honey whiskey as that's what I had on hand. Fantastic!

PleasantonCA's Review

August 14, 2012

FlyFisher's Review

November 01, 2011

HotAppleC's Review

November 06, 2010
Even though I thought the sauce was a little too salty I'm giving this recipe 5 stars because the steak was OUTSTANDING! Next time I make it I'm just going to discard the marinade rather than make it into sauce-- the steak is fantastic on its own.