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Cherry Habanero BBQ Flank Steak
Cherry Habanero BBQ Flank Steak  
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Cherry Habanero BBQ Flank Steak is a tender grilled flank steak in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. Perfect for both busy weeknights and lazy weekends, this Cherry Habanero BBQ Flank Steak is the perfect way to serve up dinner. | A Wicked Whisk

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 ea
Calories: 452.4 kcal
Author: Heather
  • 2 lb flank steak
Cherry Habanero BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 habanero diced
  • 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/ tsp onion powder
  • 18 oz cherry preserves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbl Worcestershire sauce
  1. Start in a medium sized sauce pan, add olive oil and heat over medium heat
  2. Add diced habanero and saute for 2 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for another minute

  3. Pour in ketchup, preserves, vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice and remaining spices

  4. Bring to a low boil and then lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Pour BBQ sauce through a small screen strainer to remove habanero and garlic pieces (or don't if they don't bother you) and then allow sauce to come to room temperature.

  6. Rinse and pat dry flank steak.  Using a basting brush, lightly coat with BBQ sauce.

  7. Prepare your grill... Once hot and coals are ash colored, place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 7-8 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness (medium rare is 135 degrees). Coat with BBQ sauce as you flip your steak. Move steak to a cutting board, coat with sauce again and cover loosely with foil. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Habanero BBQ Flank Steak  
Amount Per Serving (8 ea)
Calories 452.4 Calories from Fat 85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.4g 14%
Saturated Fat 3.8g 19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 56.7mg 19%
Sodium 669.1mg 28%
Potassium 461.4mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 69.3g 23%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Sugars 56.1g
Protein 23.6g 47%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 13.4%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 13.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.