Cherry Balsamic Steak

Servings 4 people


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 2 cups cherries pitted and halved
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef flank steak


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Marinate steak overnight or for at least 4 hours (see recipe).
  • Prepare marinade in a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except steak; pulse until slightly smooth.
  • Place steak in a large zipper topped plastic bag; pour marinade on top. Seal bag and turn to coat steak with marinade; refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat grill to MEDIUM-HIGH. Remove steak from marinade, reserving marinade. Grill steak for 3 to 6 minutes per side or until the desired level of doneness is achieved.
  • Place reserved marinade in a saucepan over medium-high heat; cook for 3 to 5 minutes then reduce heat and simmer for 8 minutes or until reduced and thickened; serve over steak.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccoli spears and Faux-Tay-Toes (steam cauliflower till tender; drain; mash with a little olive oil and salt and pepper to taste till you get a mashed potatoes texture).
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