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Raspberry Chipotle Flank Steak with Green Rice

July  7, 2011
0 Ratings
  • Serves 6-8
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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  • fiveandspice
  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • aargersi
  • inpatskitchen
  • lorigoldsby

Recipe by: lorigoldsby

I learned to cook with my Gran. I can still see her reading a recipe and figuring out how she would make it better. She was fearless about substituting ingredients--but also knowledgeable. She approached food in the same way she built her antique business--appreciate quality ingredients and workmanship, but don't be a snob. I think I carry those same beliefs in my approach to cooking. I love family style dinners, I love a fancy ladies' luncheon with my wedding china, or a backyard seafood boil to celebrate my husband's birthday...I love to share food with others.

8 Reviews

fiveandspice July 19, 2011
Great combinations! Sagegreen's raspberries and steak has me newly turned on to berries/fruit and steak, and this take looks mmm tasty!
lorigoldsby July 19, 2011
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!
TheWimpyVegetarian July 17, 2011
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!!
lorigoldsby July 18, 2011
Thanks chezSuzanne! adobo and lime are the king and queen of the cocina.
aargersi July 8, 2011
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! :-)
lorigoldsby July 8, 2011
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.
inpatskitchen July 8, 2011
I may just have to run out and buy a flank steak for the weekend...Sounds wonderful!!
lorigoldsby July 8, 2011
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!