Friday, September 12, 2014

Bourbon Flank Steak and Twice Baked Mashed Potatoes

It's Friday and you've probably worked hard all week. Why not take this time to indulge yourself a little with a Bourbon Flank Steak, found here, and cheesy potatoes. Extra glass of bourbon optional! Though our steaks were a little too overdone for my tastes, I like mine a bright pink, the flavor was outstanding. The steaks were so juicy and tender and, of course, easy to do. While they are sitting in the marinade, you can start getting your ingredients prepared for your Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes so that they go on at the same time. Then voilĂ  you have a quick, elegant dinner that was so easy to make. The only thing I would recommend, don't use your good Bourbon like we did. That was all we had on hand and if that's all you have go ahead and use it if you feel comfortable. Go ahead and treat yourself for that long week you've had by making this and maybe indulging in that extra glass of bourbon. Perfect for using the nicer bourbon like Blanton's! Enjoy!

Bourbon Flank Steak

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup onions, chopped
1/4 cup bourbon, we used Blanton's
1/4 cup soy sauce, low-sodium 
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1-1 1/2 pound flank steak

Combine all ingredients in a gallon size zip-lock bag. Add steak and marinate for one hour. Remove steak from bag and reserve marinade for dipping sauce. Grill over medium heat until your desired doneness is achieved, flipping occasionally. Approximately 20-30 minutes. 

For dipping sauce, add the reserved marinade to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10 minutes so that juices throughly cook. Serve over cooked flank steak.

Twice-Baked Mashed Potatoes

1 22 ounce prepared mashed potatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
4 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped chives
4 bacon slices, crumbled
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheddar

Prepare potatoes, stir in all ingredients except cheddar.  Pour into greased dish.  Cover with cheese and bake at 350℉ for 20 minutes.

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