8 servings

Besides adding a depth of flavor, the pepper cuts the slight sweetness of the onion marmalade. This dish can be served with or without the bun.

How to Make It

Step 1

Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; add oil, and place over medium heat until hot. Add sugar; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Continue cooking an additional 2 minutes or until golden, stirring constantly. Add onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt (caramelized sugar will harden and stick to spoon, but will melt again). Cook 20 minutes or until onion is golden, stirring occasionally. Add orange juice and bourbon; cook 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Remove from heat; set aside, and keep warm.

Step 2

Trim fat from steak. Combine mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and garlic; stir well. Rub mustard mixture over both sides of steak. Pat pepper into mustard mixture on steak.

Step 3

Prepare grill or broiler. Place steak on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices.

Step 4

Divide steak evenly among bottom halves of buns; top each with 1 1/2 tablespoons onion mixture and top half of bun.

Ratings & Reviews

SusanC10's Review

July 22, 2010
We made 1/2 recipe onions and cooked a whole flank steak so there are leftovers. Since it was so hot out, we broiled it in the oven. The recipe suggests 8 minutes a side, we like it medium rare so cooked it 4 minutes a side and it was perfect. I was sceptical of the onions, but followed the recipe and it worked perfectly. The sweet onions compliment the spicey rub. I used 1 Tbsp. of pepper and it was just right. Served on burger buns with a green salad and veggie chips. Will definitely make it again, would be good for company.