Cherry Habanero BBQ Flank Steak
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Cherry Habanero BBQ Flank Steak  

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
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 ea
Calories: 452.4kcal
Author: Heather - A Wicked Whisk



  • 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


  • Start in a medium sized sauce pan, add olive oil and heat over medium heat
  • Add diced habanero and saute for 2 minutes. Add in garlic and cook for another minute
  • Pour in ketchup, preserves, vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice and remaining spices
  • Bring to a low boil and then lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Rinse and pat dry flank steak.  Using a basting brush, lightly coat with BBQ sauce.
  • 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.


Serving: 8ea | Calories: 452.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 69.3g | Protein: 23.6g | Fat: 9.4g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56.7mg | Sodium: 669.1mg | Potassium: 461.4mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 56.1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2.4mg