Molasses & Pepper Crusted Steak

Ingredients icon 10 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 4 Servings
Time icon 1 Hour
Recipe courtesy of: Jennifer Fisher,


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

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 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


  1. Whisk together marinade ingredients. 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 steaks 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.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 420 calories; 20 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 0.5 g trans fat); 80 mg cholesterol; 80 mg sodium; 1060 mg potassium; 36 g carbohydrate; 1 g fiber; 32 g sugars; 24 g protein; 0% (DV) vitamin D; 15% (DV) calcium; 20% (DV) iron; 30% (DV) potassium

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