Bourbon and Brown Sugar Flank Steak

Published: Apr. 13, 2021 at 9:22 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Nothing conjures up better vision of grilling while exciting the taste buds with brown sugar and bourbon. This combination along with herbs and spices, creates a magnificent flavor for flank steak. Everyone needs a little “pampering” on the “TAX Day!”

Prep Time: 8 hours

Yields: 4–6 Servings


2 pounds flank steaks

¼ cup Jones Creek Distillery Bourbon

¼ cup brown sugar

¼ cup honey

¼ cup finely chopped green onions

½ cup soy sauce

¼ cup Dijon mustard

½ tsp ground black pepper

¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp cornstarch

salt and black pepper to taste


On a cutting board, score meat on a diagonal, cutting about ¼-inch deep into the meat on both sides. Set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, combine bourbon, brown sugar, honey, green onions, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Place scored steaks into a plastic zipper bag then add marinade. Seal then turn the bag a few times to ensure the steak is covered by marinade. Refrigerate for 8 hours, turning bag every 2 hours. When ready to cook, heat a grill to high according to manufacturer’s directions. Remove steaks from bag, reserving marinade for later. Grill steaks 5 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Remove from heat, let stand for 10 minutes and cut diagonally across the grain into thin slices. In a small saucepan, combine marinade and cornstarch over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil then cook for 1 minute or until sauce coats the back of a spoon, stirring constantly. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. To serve, place an equal portion of steak slices onto each serving plate, drizzle with sauce and serve immediately.

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