ultimate recipe swap: blackjack steak

Today over @ LifeAsMom and The Ultimate Recipe Swap we are talking all about cooking out, grillin and chillin. Flank steak is one of our families favorite things to grill. It's economical and takes a marinade very well. I think it's one of the simplest meats to grill.

I have been trying to make my own marinades this summer instead of purchasing the bottled variety. They don't take very long and the fresh ingredients really do stand up well to the grill.

Fix, Freeze, Feast has been a gold mine for me this summer as far as marinades are concerned. I can take three pounds of flank steak, separate them into two freezer bags, pour in the marinade, seal, freeze and whallah...a simple fantastic grilling experience is one thaw away.

So give this one a try. I served it with veggie cous cous and fresh corn on the cob. Yumm!
Celebrate the Feast!

Blackjack Steak
adapted from Fix, Freeze, Feast

3 pounds of Flank Steak (2 steaks)
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1 cup molasses
3 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon salt 
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
4 teaspoons minced garlic (about 12 cloves)

2 one gallon freezer bags, labeled

1. Rinse and trim steaks as desired. Put one steak in each fresh bag.

2. Whisk together vinegar, molasses, thyme,salt, pepper, and nutmeg in medium bowl. Divide the marinade evenly over the steaks. Into each bag measure 2 teaspoons minced garlic.

3. Seal and freeze.

4. When ready to grill, completely thaw one entree in the refrigerator. 

5. prepare a medium fire in a gas or charcoal grill.

6. Cook 15 to 20 minutes for medium-rare to medium. Turn occasionally and baste as desired. Do not baste during final 5 minutes of cooking. Discard remaining marinade.