Juniper-Marinated Bison Flank Steak

Juniper-Marinated Bison Flank Steak

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From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2015

Rich, lean bison meat takes to the juniper-infused marinade in this easy flank steak recipe. Look for juniper berries in well-stocked supermarkets. If you can't find bison, beef flank steak is an ideal substitute.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon juniper berries, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 pounds bison or beef flank steak, trimmed


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  1. To marinate steak: Combine olive oil, vinegar, sesame oil, lemon juice, tamari, garlic, juniper berries, honey, crushed red pepper and salt in a large sealable plastic bag. Add steak and turn to coat. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to 1 day.
  2. To grill steak: Preheat grill to medium-high.
  3. Remove steak from the marinade about 30 minutes before you're ready to grill. Oil the grill rack (see Tip). Grill the steak, turning once, until desired doneness, 3 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare, depending on thickness. Let rest on a clean cutting board for 5 minutes before thinly slicing against the grain.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Marinate steak (Step 1) for up to 1 day.
  • Oiling a grill rack before you grill helps prevent foods from sticking. Once the grill is heated, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 3 oz. steak
  • Per serving: 191 calories; 9 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 1 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 69 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 49 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 20 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 133 mg sodium; 338 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean meat, ½ fat

Reviews 1

May 08, 2017
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By: Jena00
Made this, but for about 1.5 lbs chicken. I let it marinade for maybe 20 minutes in a bowl and grilled it. Amazing! Kids couldn't get enough of it. I will definitely be making that again.
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