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Grilled Skirt Steak with Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce

Canned cherries add delicious flavor to this BBQ sauce. And thanks to the canning process, which seals in the cherries’ goodness and flavor, they’re in season in your Cantry all year long.

Prep Time: 35 minutes    
Cook Time:
35 minutes
Servings: 4 (2 cups of BBQ sauce)

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Grilled Skirt Steak with Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce


Spice Rub:
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, cut into pieces that will fit on your grill**

Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 cup canned beef broth

1 (15-ounce) can pitted cherries, drained and coarsely chopped**
1 canned chipotle en adobo, minced plus 1 tablespoon sauce from can**
1 cup ketchup
1 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper


For the rub: In a small bowl, add the garlic, chile powder, salt, and cumin.

Rub the spice mixture over the entire skirt steak and let sit for 25 to 30 minutes in a dish or a re-sealable bag.

For the sauce: Meanwhile, in a medium sized saucepan, melt the butter and sauté the onion until fragrant and translucent. Deglaze with beef broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in the remaining ingredients and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat until sauce has thickened.

For the steak: Preheat a grill pan over high heat. Place the steak on the grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Pull off the grill and glaze with BBQ sauce before resting for 5 minutes.

Slice skirt steak against the grain and serve with extra BBQ sauce.

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories 810; Total Fat 26 g (Sat 11 g, Trans 1 g); Cholesterol 135 mg; Sodium 3920 mg; Total Carbohydrates 107 g; Dietary Fiber 6 g; Sugars 89 g; Protein 42 g, Vitamin A 2810 IU; Vitamin C 14 mg; Calcium 129 mg; Iron  6.53 mg; Vitamin D 9.38 IU; Folate 37 mcg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 60%; Vitamin C 25%; Calcium 15%; Iron 35%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrition analysis calculated using beef, inside skirt steak, trimmed to 0” fat; nutrition analysis calculated using 1 (15 oz.) can sweet cherries, canned with heavy syrup and drained; Chipotle en abodo replace by chile pepper, jalapeno, canned and sauce, adobo fresco for analysis.