Grilled Skirt Steak with Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce

Thanks to the canning process, which seals in the cherries' goodness and flavor, these delicious canned cherries are season in your Cantry® all year long and add delicious flavor to this BBQ sauce.
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  • Level: None
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 4 Servings (2 cups of BBQ sauce)
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Ingredients

½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

Spice Rub:

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1½ pounds skirt steak, cut into pieces that will fit on your grill**

Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce:

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 medium onion, chopped

½ 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

Directions

  1. 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 saute 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.