Rubbed Flank Steak with Chipotle Peanut Sauce

Meal Types: Main Dish


For Steak:
  • 1 (2-lb.) flank steak
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons peppercorns
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons cumin seeds
  • 4 tablespoons light brown sugar
For Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • salt to taste


For Steak:
Combine garlic, peppercorns, onion, salt, cumin and brown sugar in a food processor. Process until even-textured. Rub this on both sides of the flank steak and let sit 1 to 2 hours. Cook over hot coals for 4 to 6 minutes per side. To serve, slice thinly, cross-grain on the diagonal. Serve with Chipotle Peanut Sauce.
For Sauce:
Heat olive oil in large skillet. Add onions and cook until transparent. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low
until tomato pieces are tender and falling apart. Let cool slightly and puree in a food processor or blender. Return to skillet and heat thoroughly, adjusting salt to taste
Recipe Source:
Recipes developed in partnership with the Texas Beef Council