Grilled Flank Steak with Dark Cherry Chipotle Sauce


Nothing screams spring/summer more than a great grilled flank steak recipe! Grilling season is an all time favorite, and this flank steak is taken up a notch with a homemade dark cherry chipotle sauce. Need we say more?!

At your local Tacoma Boys, you can find everything you need for this meal. What’s great about this recipe is the flexibility in the cut of meat you can use. If you’re not in the mood for flank, try another cut found in our top of the line Butcher Shop! We offer a great selection of meats that are easy to grab, go, and cook!

Make this recipe into a full meal by pairing it with your favorite local produce. Choose from a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables to round out this meal. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us to guide you in the right direction!



  • Time

    30 m

  • 4-6 servings

  • Cals


  • 2 lb flank steak
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parsley, to garnish
Dark Cherry Chipotle Sauce
  • 1 cup frozen dark cherries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • Tiny pinch of salt and pepper


  • Prep The Steak

    Remove the steak from the fridge for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Make the Sauce

    Meanwhile, heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the cherries, water, chipotle peppers, and brown sugar. Let come to a simmer and reduce the heat to heat to low and let simmer for about 15 minutes until the cherries are broken down. Use an immersion blender to roughly blend the mixture until you reach a jam-like consistency. It’s okay if there are still some cherry pieces! If it seems too thick, add more water, 1 tbsp at a time and bring back to a simmer. Remove from the heat to cool.
  • Cook the Steak

    Preheat the grill to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub the steak with a little bit of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper one each side. Cook the steak for 2 minutes per side until you reach desired doneness. For medium rare, it’ll take about 3-6 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the steak.
  • Rest & Serve!

    Remove from the grill and let rest for about 5-10 minutes before slicing. Slice the steak and serve with the chipotle cherry sauce on top, followed by fresh parsley and flaky sea salt if desired.

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