Celebrate fall flavors with this insanely delicious Oktoberfest Flank Steak with Apple Cider Chutney. This is a simple recipe to prepare that will have you in the fall Oktoberfest spirit!
- 1 Flank steak (choose size that suits your needs)
- 1 1/2 cups Oktoberfest beer of choice (I like Sam Adams)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil (can substitute canola or olive)
- 1 small white or yellow onion (diced)
- 1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
- 1 teaspoon whole all-spice kernels, crushed (see notes)
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
APPLE CIDER CHUTNEY:
- 1 gala apple (cored, peeled and diced)
- 1 golden delicious apple (cored, peeled and diced)
- 1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup Oktoberfest beer
- 1/4 cup apple cider or juice
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 5 all-spice kernels (crushed)
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 pinches nutmeg
- 1/3 cup golden raisins
- In a gallon size plastic bag or large food safe container, pour all the ingredients for the marinade (beer, sesame oil, diced onion, salt, all-spice, bay leaf, apple cider vinegar). Gently shake to combine. Add the flank steak, seal and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.
- Remove flank steak from the bag and discard marinade. Pat dry, season both sides with a sprinkle of salt and pepper, then allow to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium heat.
- While grill is heating, prepare chutney. Add all chutney ingredients (both apples, vinegar, beer, cider, shallot, all-spice, honey, nutmeg and raisins) to a sauce pot. Heat over medium heat. When chutney comes to a gently boil, reduce heat to simmer and allow to cook about 25 minutes while cooking steak.
- Once grill is heated, cook steak about 5-7 minutes per side (the thicker the steak the longer) until internal temperature reaches medium rare of 140-145° F.
- Remove steak and let sit on a cutting board tented with aluminum foil for about 10 minutes.
- Slice steak into thin strips, cutting against the grain of the steak or along the width (not the height). Top slices with apple chutney.
All-spic kernels can easily be found year round in the ethnic food isle of most grocery stores. To crush them by carefully pounding them with the butt of a chef's knife or a meat pounder. 1/4 teaspoon of ground all-spice can be substituted for the kernels.
Flank steak can be broiled if grilling isn't an option. To do this, preheat broiler to high. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or use broiler pan. Follow the same directions for preparing the steak. Cook the steak a few inches from the broiler for about 5 minutes per side (you need to flip it once and return it to the oven).
- Prep Time: 3 hours
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: Fall
Keywords: main dish, oktoberfest, flank steak