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Dr Pepper Marinated Steak Skewers

Dr Pepper Marinated Steak Skewers

These Dr Pepper marinated steak skewers are a fun and delicious appetizer to serve up at your next party or tailgate. We use affordable flank steak, and marinate it in a tangy and sweet Dr Pepper BBQ sauce.

 

The steaks are then skewered and grilled until just right. The result: tender, flavorful, and slightly sweet steak bites that will be a hit!

 

While it’s still grilling season, give this this chicken satay a try, or these beef & potato skewers, for a whole meal on a stick!

 

 

Ingredients

1 cup Dr Pepper

2 tbsp. BBQ Sauce, plain (use your favorite)

4-5 Garlic Cloves, peeled and smashed

1 tsp. Kosher Salt, or to taste

Pinch Crushed Red Pepper

1-2 lbs. of Flank Steak, cut into long 1 inch wide strips

 

You will also need

12-15 Skewers (10 inch), soaked in water

Grill Spray, to reduce sticking

 

 

Cook’s Notes:

If you’re using wood skewers soak them in water to prevent them from burning too quickly. Place the skewers in a pan that is large enough for them to lay flat and cover them completely with water. Soak for at least 30 minutes.

 

 

Instructions

Add the Dr Pepper, BBQ sauce, garlic cloves, kosher salt, and the crushed red pepper to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine the ingredients, set aside.

 

Slice the flank steak into long strips, about 1 inch wide. If the flank steak is very thick, cut it into strips, and then slice each strip in half lengthwise, to make two equal, long pieces.

 

Add the steak to a large, re-sealable bag. Pour the Dr Pepper marinade over the meat and reseal the bag. Massage the meat gently; ensuring the entire steak is coated with the marinade.

 

Place the bag on a plate, or pan, just in case the zip top bag leaks (yes, it has happened to me). Refrigerate the steak for at least 2-3 hours, turning the bag occasionally so that both sides of the meat are equally saturated with the marinade.

 

Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it sit out for just a few minutes to take the chill off prior to cooking. Remove the steaks from the bag and discard the marinade. Thread the steak strips onto the skewers.

 

 

Ready to grill

Spray the BBQ grates with a grill spray to prevent sticking. Grill the steak skewers over moderate heat until the meat is charred in spots, and the steak reaches the desired doneness – about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the meat.

 

Make sure to start with a hot grill and do not overcook the meat. Ideally, the steak should be pink in the middle, but the level of doneness is, of course, to taste.

 

Arrange the skewers on a platter and serve. 1 pound of flank steak makes about 12-15 skewers

 

Dr Pepper Marinated Steak Skewers arranged on an orange plate with bbq sauce and a can of Dr Pepper in the background
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Dr Pepper Marinated Steak Skewers

These Dr Pepper marinated steak skewers are a fun and delicious appetizer to serve up at your next party or tailgate.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Marinating the steaks2 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dr Pepper marinade, steak skewers
Servings: 4
Calories: 198kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dr Pepper
  • 2 tbsp. BBQ Sauce plain (use your favorite)
  • 4-5 Garlic Cloves peeled and smashed
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt or to taste
  • Pinch Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1-2 lbs. of Flank Steak cut into long 1 inch wide strips

You will also need

  • 12-15 Skewers 10 inch, soaked in water
  • Grill Spray to reduce sticking

Instructions

  • Add the Dr Pepper, BBQ sauce, garlic cloves, kosher salt, and the crushed red pepper to a medium bowl. Stir well to combine the ingredients.
  • Slice the flank steak into long strips, about 1 inch wide. If the flank steak is very thick, cut it into strips, and then slice each strip in half lengthwise, to make two equal, long pieces.
  • Add the steak to a large, re-sealable bag. Pour the Dr Pepper marinade over the meat and reseal the bag. Massage the meat gently; ensuring the entire steak is coated with the marinade.
  • Refrigerate the steak for at least 2-3 hours, turning the bag occasionally so that both sides of the meat are equally saturated with the marinade.
  • Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it sit out for just a few minutes to take the chill off prior to cooking.
  • Remove the steaks from the bag and discard the marinade. Thread the steak strips onto the skewers.
  • Spray the BBQ grates with a grill spray to prevent sticking.
  • Grill the steak skewers over moderate heat until the meat is charred in spots, and the steak reaches the desired doneness – about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the meat.
  • Arrange the skewers on a platter and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 624mg | Potassium: 415mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 0.3% | Vitamin C: 1.1% | Calcium: 2.9% | Iron: 10.2%
The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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