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

foodieforpeace's Review

September 20, 2010
This is an easy tasty recipe. Made as is except forgot the green onions. Used flank steak this time but can easily see this working with pork. Served it with garlic roasted baby potatoes and broccoli slaw. In a word, yum.

KathleenLee's Review

May 27, 2013

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.

detailaddict's Review

September 23, 2009
I guess I prefer my meat savory rather than sweet, because I didn't find this to be as good as other reviewers did. The recipe is simple enough and the flavor was good (the meat marinated for 10+ hours), but there are other flank steak recipes I like much better.

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!

cjbuddy's Review

September 07, 2009
Wow. This was decadent, felt like a gourmet meal and was so easy. The only thing I will do next time is decrease the soy sauce so it isn't quite as salty. I also used new your strip as it was on sale at the store, but will certainly try the flank steak or another cut.

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!

54corvette's Review

June 29, 2010
I make this recipe every year for our vacation with extended family- because they request it every year! It's easy to prepare and a hit every time.

PleasantonCA's Review

August 14, 2012

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.