Molasses & Pepper Crusted Steak

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10 Ingredients
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Makes 4 Servings
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1 1/2 Hours
Recipe courtesy of: Jennifer Fisher,


  • 4 Flat Iron, Top Sirloin, Tenderloin or Strip Steaks

  • 1/2 cup molasses

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme

  • 2 teaspoons dried red pepper flakes

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together last 8 ingredients and pour into zip-top bag containing steaks. Seal tightly and flip a few times to evenly distribute marinade. Set in refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes – 2 hours, flipping bag occasionally.

  2. Preheat gas or charcoal grill to 400°F.

  3. Remove meat and discard marinade. Season with salt and more pepper to taste.

  4. Place steaks on oiled grates and grill for approximately 7 – 9 minutes on one side, or until moisture starts to pool on the top and beef releases easily from grates with tongs. Flip once, grilling on the other side for 6 – 8 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 135°F with meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of steak.

  5. Transfer steaks to platter and let rest for 5 – 10 minutes before slicing against the grain.

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