Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Favorite Grilled Steaks

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 sauce
3 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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1 comment:

Sonya said...

Your steak looks so husband burns the poo out of I need to work on my BBQing skills because steak over a grill tastes so great..but not when it's burnt crisp!