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Spicy Blackberry BBQ Steak Recipe Summer Grilling Kicked Up A Notch
If you’re a regular reader of either of my blogs, you know I’m off on a summer grilling kick. It’s hot here in Vegas. Too hot for the oven. So, I’ve been coming up with new and unique grilling recipes to keep things delicious but also stay on the healthy eating and living theme as well. I started with those Uh.Maze.Ing Apple Bourbon BBQ Ribs and even threw in some Grilled Tandoori Chicken. Summer grilling doesn’t only mean chicken legs, right? I had to take a trip to my local Smart and Final to pick up some of their Cattleman’s Beef to keep the summer grilling going. You can check out my whole shopping trip here and see what-else I scored! I debated back and forth between a Brisket and these beautiful NY Strip steaks. Since I’d really like my brisket done up in a smoker, and I don’t have a smoker… yet; I picked up these babies and whipped up this Spicy Blackberry BBQ Steak Recipe. The spicy rub and blackberry BBQ sauce gives these steaks just enough kick to taste some heat but not so much of a burn at all. It’s a perfect combo. Next time, I’m totally grabbing some beef ribs or that brisket and buying myself a smoker! Until then, fire up your burners and let’s get our summer grilling on!
Spicy Blackberry BBQ Steak Recipe
- 3 TBSP Olive Oil
- 2 TBSP Thyme
- 2 TBSP Rosemary
- 1 TSP Garlic Powder
- 1 TSP Kosher Salt
- 1 TSP Ground Pepper
- 1 TSP Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Cups Fresh Blackberries (NOT Frozen!)
- ½ Onion (chopped)
- 3 TBSP Brown Sugar
- ¾ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 TBSP Ketchup
- 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1 TSP Cayenne Pepper
- ½ TSP Ground Cinnamon
- ½ TSP Ground Ginger
- 2 TSP Lemon Juice
- 3 TBSP Olive Oil
- 1 pinch Salt
In a large bowl, combine all Rub Ingredients with a whisk. Make sure they are good and mixed. Rub spices into your steak. You want to VERY liberally coat those babies!
Put rubbed steak in a sealed container and pop in refrigerator for 4 hours (overnight is best!)
About 1/2 hour before you're ready to start the grill, pull your steaks out and set aside. Now, we're going to whip up the Spicy Blackberry BBQ Sauce! (fun, fun, fun!)
In a medium sauce pan heat up the Olive Oil on medium temp. Add in Garlic and Onion to saute for about 5 minutes (just enough too wilt not caramelize) Add all remaining Ingredients EXCEPT Blackberries. Let that get a good simmer going. Now, add your Blackberries a handful at a time. Cook on low stirring constantly until sauce thickens. (about 10 minutes) Remove from heat. Pour Blackberry sauce in food processor (or blender, that works too) Pureeing until smooth. Now set that aside while we fire up the grill!
Let the grill heat up and then turn off burners on 1 side. For charcoal grills, move heated coals to 1 side. (we use gas) Coat grill with a bit of Olive Oil so your steaks don't stick. Rub can do that and then they burn (yuck) Cook steaks over direct heat just until they get some nice char marks on each side then place on indirect heat side of grill to continue cooking through.
Just before your steaks are cooked to your liking (I like mine med/well) it's time for our Uh.Maze.Ing Spicy Blackberry Sauce to go on. Coat 1 side and allow to caramelize (this goes quick, don't walk away now!) Repeat with the other side. You've now made yet another sweet summer grilling dinner!
This Spicy Blackberry BBQ Steak Recipe goes great with a side of sweet corn and some salad. We made an easy spinach salad with fresh spinach, mushrooms, sliced onions and some fine chopped bacon. It was seriously delicious too! If you’re having a summer grilling party and there’s small fry’s about (or big fry’s who love fun desserts) I think these Strawberry Pink Lemonade Cupcakes we made last week will be the perfect ending to a great meal!
To get more great summer grilling recipes, check out Smart and Final’s Social Circular! This Spicy Blackberry BBQ Steak Recipe will be there along with a lot of other great finds! Keep up with them on Facebook and catch all their sales too! Because the kids are out of school now, right? That grocery bill is about to get pretty expensive!
Ok, your turn… Tell me your favorite summer grilling recipe! I’d love to try them! If you’re a blogger, leave me a link in the comments section and we may just feature yours in next week’s Best of Summer Grilling Round-up!
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Brittany @ FreckledNettles says
Fellow CB blogger here. Just wanted to stop by an day great job on the post! Looks great 🙂
Brittany @ FreckledNettles says
I love a good steak so long as it’s perfectly medium. Other than that, it’s hard for me to eat. lol
mmm that looks and sounds delicious! I think its been 10 years or more since I had a steak :/ I know I’m bad :/
Yum…I always seem to have a difficult time barbecuing a good steak, I am going to try your recipe as it looks and sounds delicious! Thanks!
Oh YUM!! I will have to try this one! It looks amazing, and I LOVE to GRILL. Especially Steak!! 🙂
Mel Outnumbered says
Yum! I will have to try this sometime this week. My family would love it!
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
Those look amazing! I would exclude the cayenne pepper even though I love spicy food, but don’t agree with me.
Wow! Now there’s a twist. Blackberry and spice…Hubs would be over the moon!
This is such a unique recipe! I’ve never heard of using blackberry on steak. Sounds interesting!
Erinn S says
Oh my-pinning this recipe-looks delicious!
Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids says
Oh.my.gosh!! That looks delicious!!! Thank you for sharing!! Love all your pics!!
Sara Pirate (@CleverPirate) says
This looks amazingly delicious! Thank you for sharing!
Cool! I don’t have steak but I have way too much moose that our family is eating our way through. (so sick of moose) We also have lots of berries here in Alaska. (The main diet of moose). So I think I will adapt this with our berries and our moose. Thanks for the idea!
Elizabeth Towns says
Oh my gosh! You rock. I want to try this blackberry bbq on some steak cubes I’ve got in the fridge that I wanted to grill. Adapt, adapt. Ooh wee, I cannot wait!
Vicky @ Mess For Less says
Visiting from SoFab to say I cannot wait to try these. Yum!
I have most of the stuff to make this one, too! I’d better add it to the list of ‘amazing things I’ll make in the indefinite future but will drool over until I get off my lazy ass’.
It’s a pretty long list. And you’re on it multiple times.
Amber Edwards says
Can we say AMAZING? Why yes, yes it is! This recipe is going on our “to grill” list! I grill all the time but never thought about using berries with meat! I have to try this!!
Oh my goodness! YUM! I need to try this!
That looks really good – my husband would love this. Thanks!
Diane @ Philzendia says
Oh my word, that looks sooo good. Hubby likes spicy so I might just try this one!
Kelsey Apley says
Sounds so good, wish you delivered :-)!!! Gonna give this a go!
Melissa Lawler says
I can’t wait to come visit you!
That looks amazing. Never cooked it outside of a crockpot. I am going to try this.
Looks delicious! My husband loves steak but I don’t make it often because I don’t really know what to do with it. I’ll have to try this recipe!
I have those pink plates!
Grilling Tips says
I recently overheard a conversation in which two people were talking about how to cook ribs. To be more to the point they were discussing how to BBQ pork ribs. This is a subject I’m always interested in as I know from experience that many people find ribs difficult to cook on the grill. Most people can cook ribs but they struggle getting them to turn out like they get them in a restaurant.