Garlic Grilled Steaks (Basting Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Have you ever ran out of time to get your steaks marinated and all the recipes call for hours of marinating? This one takes just minutes to prepare and is then used for basting your choice of steaks while grilling and gives them a wonderful garlicky blended flavor. Recipe courtesy of TOH.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. With a mortar and pestle, combine the garlic, salt and pepper. Add the oil, lemon juice and mix to form a paste.
  2. Grill steaks, covered, over medium heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°. Brush with garlic mixture during the last few minutes of grilling. Let stand for 3-5 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

Wow, what flavor! I used this recipe for filet and it was tender, juicy and delicious. Thanks, diner!

Realtor by day, Chef by night December 03, 2009

Very nice recipe! We are lovers of garlic, so this appealed to me right away.I didn't use my mortar & pestle, instead I ran the garlic through my garlic press, then added the rest of the ingredients. I only added a touch of salt to the sauce, instead salting the meat before cooking. I loved that this sauce is a last minute kind of thing, since it made it much easier for a weeknight barbeque. I used one rib eye and 2 small lamb chops, as I love lamb, but DH isn't a fan. Thanks for a great recipe! Made for ZWT5 by one of the Cooks with Dirty Faces.

IngridH May 19, 2009

What is it about steak and garlic? You can just never go wrong with a good steak and garlic. My bone in rib steak was very happy with this marvelous basting sauce and so was I. I wouldn't change a single thing and can't wait to use this with chicken and pork. So Good!

Annacia June 24, 2013

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