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Firecracker Flank Steak

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 1 hr 45 min
  • serves: 8 people
  • calories: 0 1 serving

Picante sauce puts just the right amount of "fire" in this flavorful marinade for grilled flank steak.  This is a great recipe to impress your guests, or for any day you want a mouthwatering steak.


cost per recipe: $30.73

  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pounds beef flank steak(1 steak)
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain white rice, prepared according to package directions (about 6 cups)


  • Tips

    • Flavor Variation: You can substitute 1 can (about 20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained, for the orange juice.
  • Step 1

    Stir the picante sauce, orange juice, oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, mustard and ginger in a shallow, nonmetallic dish or gallon size resealable plastic bag. Add the beef and turn to coat. Cover the dish or seal the bag and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.

  • Step 2

    Lightly oil the grill rack and heat the grill to medium. Grill the beef for 10 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness, turning the beef over once halfway through the grilling time and basting often with the picante sauce mixture.

  • Step 3

    Heat the remaining picante sauce mixture in a 1-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes or until the mixture is thickened, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4

    Slice the beef and serve with the picante sauce mixture and rice.  Sprinkle with chopped parsley, if desired.


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  • Firecracker Flank Steak

    Bruce B.
    January 4, 2011

    So, so easy. Was able to use pantry and frozen steak from my stash, loved that. Added corn which was great too. Picky hubby liked it.

  • Firecracker Flank Steak

    December 1, 2010

    My husband loves this meal, every week on my food list he puts it on there. It's a great meal and very fast to make.....

  • Firecracker Flank Steak

    vanessa s.
    May 26, 2009

    Way too much sauce, 1/2 the amount would have been sufficient. Steak was not tender, cooked it to rare. Wouldn't make it again, wasn't crazy about the flavor of the sauce.

  • Firecracker Flank Steak

    September 3, 2007

    Outstanding flavor. We grill flank a lot and I love to try other marinades. This is a keeper.

  • Firecracker Flank Steak

    August 20, 2006

    This dish was a hit with my picky husband. It will become a regular in our house.

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