Chile-Bourbon Steak Marinade

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins

Gives a great flavor to steaks, also is great on chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak ancho chiles in warm water for 30 minutes or until soft; remove from water saving 1/2 cup of liquid; remove stems and seeds and discard; then chop anchos into small pieces.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients (including chopped anchos) and the reserved 1/2 cup of liquid (from soaking anchos).
  3. Place marinade over steaks (a resealable ziplock bag works nicely) for up to 12 hours (refrigerated).
  4. After marinating, bring steaks to room temperature, remove from marinade, pat dry with paper toweling, and prepare as desired.
  5. Makes about 1 cup of marinade, enough for several steaks.


Most Helpful

Great marinade on chicken. I used Balsamic vinegar for a little extra flavor. We have steak very rarely, so I am looking forward to trying this on a steak.

Outta Here August 20, 2006

Wonderful! Thanks for suggesting this marinade for buffalo steaks. I did increase the olive oil to 1/4 cup and used 1 canned pickled jalapeno and 2 dried New Mexico chiles -- not too spicy just perfect steak! Thanks for sharing -- this is a must for delicious, tender steaks with lots of flavor!

ellie_ May 09, 2004

Used this on a couple of New York strip steaks. Sweet and hot and juicy and tender.

sugarpea February 01, 2004

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