We don't eat steaks often around here, but when we do, we use this recipe for a marinade, and then grill them outside. They are soooo good, flavorful, and tender! We don't even use rib-eyes; we use less expensive sirloin steaks. These steaks are always marinated overnight, and the flavor is just amazing. The main ingredient in this marinade is balsamic vinegar, (I LOVE balsamic!), but I think even a balsamic-hating-soul would still enjoy these steaks. I omit the salt from the recipe- soy sauce (even the reduced-sodium variety, like I use) is plenty salty enough. Liquid smoke isn't something I have on hand, so I omit that as well.
Favorite Grilled Steaks
adapted from Allrecipes
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce3 tablespoons fresh minced garlic
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 pinch cayenne pepper
2-4 rib-eye or sirloin steaks
1.In a medium bowl, mix the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, honey, olive oil, ground black pepper, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.
2.Place steaks in a shallow glass dish with the marinade, and turn to coat. For optimum flavor, rub the liquid into the meat. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 days.
3.Preheat grill for medium-high to high heat.
4.Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill steaks 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. Discard leftover marinade. (Or.... boil the marinade for a few minutes and serve over fresh steamed veggies).
*If cooking gluten free, check your soy sauce.
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