Raspberry Chipotle Flank Steak with Green Rice

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Author Notes: The flank steak is a great vehichle for a flavorful marinade. We love a little heat with our sweet. I was once given a jar of a raspberry chipotle bbq sauce but the sodium content was beyond belief. This is my take on that sweetness and is a summertime favorite. In the winter, you can use frozen berries and broil in the oven.lorigoldsby

Serves 6-8

  • 1 medium flank steak
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries
  • 1/2 pint blackberries
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave nectar, only neccessary if using frozen berries
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, or if you like HEAT, the whole can
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced (I used a maui onion)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon each of cumin and coriander
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • kosher salt and pepper
  1. combine all ingredients except flank steak, salt & pepper in food processor. Run fruit "salsa" mixture through a seive to remove excess seeds. Set aside 1/4 c. of marinade.
  2. If you have a particularly cheap cut of flank steak, tenderize meat with mallet. Season with salt and pepper. Marinade for 20 minutes to 4 hours....
  3. Grill to desired doneness (we prefer a nice pink medium rare). As this is a flank steak (feel free to sub other meats), make sure you cut ACROSS the grain if it is a flank steak. There was a good foodpickle (ask a food question) discussion thread about this today. If you don't have a grill (or its winter and buried under 2 ft of snow), sear in a screaming hot, heavy pan and finish under the broiler.
  4. Serve with Green Rice (brown rice mixed w/ 1 bunch of finely chopped cilantro), flour tortillas and a side of the fruit salsa (the reserved 1/4 c. of marinade and extra fresh berries for garnish)

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about 4 years ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Great combinations! Sagegreen's raspberries and steak has me newly turned on to berries/fruit and steak, and this take looks mmm tasty!


about 4 years ago lorigoldsby

yes, our recipes are very similar--which I take as high praise to be compared with anything from Sagegreen! This has been a favorite for several years but I need to branch out more with the beef (and bison!!) don't know why we've been letting duck and chicken grab all the berry yumminess for so long!


about 4 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Love chipotle in adobo, lime and flank steak combo! I used that combo for a steak last night and will definitely try your version! The addition of the berries is a perfect touch!!


about 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Thanks chezSuzanne! adobo and lime are the king and queen of the cocina.


about 4 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

This looks fabulous - flank is one of my favorite steaks - I think I will make this over the weekend. Oh and I once added a whole can of chipotles to some refried beans and darn near killed a good (unsuspecting) friend of ours (oops! :-)


about 4 years ago lorigoldsby

That is why I started the recipe with 4 of those little guys...that gives some heat but if you like it spicy, add the can! The grilling does dissapate some of the heat--you really can't tell when the marinade is "raw" that it will mellow out.


about 4 years ago inpatskitchen

I may just have to run out and buy a flank steak for the weekend...Sounds wonderful!!


about 4 years ago lorigoldsby

We've had great grilling weather here in the midwest. After the horrible winter and hardly a nice spring day, we were prepped to have a hot summer, but its been pleasant! You can actually sit out while you are grilling!


about 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Love the combination of flavors here. Perfect with flank steak.


about 4 years ago lorigoldsby

thank you! It is a nice marinade--complimentary but not overwhelming.