Dr. Pepper Marinated Flank Steak

I am trying to give up soda, I have a severe Diet Pepsi addiction. I don’t drink coffee, or smoke so I have always justified my 8:30 am can of Diet Pepsi, followed by 3 or 4 or more throughout the day. But I didn’t buy any this week, I figured now was as good a time as ever to give it up. My problem is we have a lot of other sodas left over from Memorial Day weekend, including Dr. Pepper, my kids favorite. My fear is that when I am strung out and jonesing for my Pepsi fix that I will grab whatever is in the fridge, including the high in sugar Dr. Pepper. So I decided to make a marinade with some of it to prevent later temptation, because if you cook with it it’s not the same, at least that’s what I am telling myself. I know, I know, don’t judge whatever gets me through the day…

1 flank steak

1/2 c Dr. Pepper

1/4 soy sauce

2 cloves of garlic minced

1/2 T Montreal Steak Seasoning ( I used the spicy version)

Mix Dr. Pepper, Soy sauce, garlic and steak seasoning together.

Place Flank Steak and marinade in a gallon sized plastic bag, seal and put in refrigerator for at least one hour. ( you could make it ahead and marinade it overnight)

Preheat Broiler, remove steak from bag and place on a broiler pan.

Place under broiler for about 10 minutes and turn the steak over and broil the other side for 10 more minutes ( Check for doneness with a meat thermometer) . I added some asparagus tossed with lemon, olive oil and salt and pepper during the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Let meat rest for at least 5 minutes, then slice against the grain and serve.