Have cola with dinner, but on your steak. Cola lends a sweetness to flank steak, mixed with savory flavors.
2 pounds beef flank steak
1 cup bottled teriyaki sauce
1 cup cola
1 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons hot sauce
Salt and pepper
How to Make It
With a sharp knife, lightly score both sides of steak in a crisscross pattern. Place steak in a large ziplock bag.
In a medium bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, cola, onion, garlic, vinegar, oil and hot sauce, whisking well to combine. Reserve 1/2 cup of marinade. Pour remaining marinade over steak in ziplock bag, seal bag and turn over a few times to thoroughly coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat broiler and place a rack 3 inches from heat source. Let steak and marinade sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Remove steak from bag; discard excess marinade. Season steak on both sides with salt and pepper. Place steak on a broiler pan and broil for 6 minutes. Turn steak, brush with reserved marinade and broil for 6 minutes longer (for medium rare).
Remove steak to a cutting board, tent with foil to keep warm and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Carve steak into thin slices and serve.
I followed the recipe exactly except I used a pound of meat rather than two and did not brush the sauce over it. I absolutely loved it! I marinaded it in a dish rather than a zip lock bag.
I ate it hot out of the oven with some mashed cauliflower/potatoes. Over the next few days, I chopped it up and put it over salad for lunch with some feta cheese, onion, tomatoes, and cilantro-- delicious!
The meat was pretty tender, but I think I will let it marinade over night rather than for 3 hours next time.
We will make this again. The recipe was easy and didn't take a lot of preparation. I wish I had marinated it longer so the flavor might have been stronger. My 5 year old found it too chewy, but she liked the taste. The grown ups thought it was great!
My fiance differ on the taste of this dish. I thought the marinade taste was a little weird, but he thought it was good, so I will compromise at 3 stars. The marinade was very easy to put together. Instead of using a ziplock bag, I used a dish to marinate in to be more "green." I was already using the oven to make oven fries, so I didn't broil the steak. Instead, I used a skillet on medium high with a little bit of oil to cook the steak, 6 minutes on each side.
This is a GREAT marinade. I thought the ingredients were a little strange but I wanted to try it. The only change I made is we grilled it over charcoals instead of broiling since I don't really enjoy the mess broiling makes and left off the step of brushing the second side with marinade before turning it although now that I have tried it we will do that next time. My family gave this a big thumbs up!
My Husband and I LOVE this recipe I make it at least three times a month, I made it for his Dad who came to visit and he loved it to I had to copy the recipe for him before he left. It has great flavor, and the meat is so very tender!! Who would have guessed to use Cola, (by the way Coke Cola) I think gives the best flavor! And I did not use fresh garlic I used garlic powder and I did notice any difference in taste. YUMMY I will be making it again tonight for dinner. Make sure you make enough because I have never had left overs with this dish and pairing it with either baked potato or scalloped and a freshly steamed veggie mmm mmm out of this world!
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