Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 3/4 to 2 pounds skirt steak , trimmed and cut crosswise into 4-inch pieces

  2. 3 tablespoons sesame seeds

  3. 4 cloves garlic , smashed

  4. 1 cup cola

  5. 1/4 cup soy sauce

  6. 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

  7. 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  8. 1 large white onion, cut into 2-inch-thick wedges

  9. 6 to 8 slices thick-cut bacon

  10. 2 to 3 banana or Cubanelle peppers

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Pierce the steak a few times with a fork. Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet over medium heat until golden, shaking the pan, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool. Combine the sesame seeds, garlic, cola, soy sauce , brown sugar, sesame oil , 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the steak, onion wedges and bacon, turning to coat. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Remove the steak and onion wedges from the marinade with a slotted spoon and transfer to a baking sheet. Heat a grill pan over high heat. Grill the onion wedges and peppers, turning, until charred, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Grill the steak until charred, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare. Add to the platter. Photograph by Tina Rupp


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