Grilled Beef Tenderloin Steaks in Balsamic Marinade

Total Time
6hrs 15mins
Prep 6 hrs
Cook 15 mins

This is a very simple but delicious marinade. The balsamic vinegar gives the grilled steaks a deep, rich color and flavor which nicely compliments the natural flavor of the steaks. Bon Appetit, July 1998.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree vinegar, oil, shallots and rosemary in blender until almost smooth. pour into 13x9x2 inch glass baking dish. Add steaks; turn to coat with marinade. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 1 day, turning steaks occasionally.
  2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Remove steaks from marinade; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill steaks to desired doneness, about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare.
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5 5

Fabulous! I always get nervous trying a new marinade on tenderloin steaks, since they are so pricey, but this just sounded so good. I made the marinade exactly as posted, except I added some fresh chopped parsley as well. The steaks actually marinated about 17 hours before I grilled them and they came out wonderfully. The meat was tender and flavorful, and my guests really enjoyed them. Thanks for making my dinner party a success!! Made for Please Review My Recipe Tag Game.

5 5

Loved this marinated steak!!! I did make it a little differently, as I scaled it back for one steak and I really dislike rosemary, so left it out and I used a ribeye steak. I marinated it for 5-6 hours and then while grilling it in the beginning, basted the steak with the marinade. Find I am really loving the flavor that balsamic vinegar lends to meat and this was no exception, wonderful flavor!!!
Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for Stars Tag Game.

5 5

I had made a quicker pantry style version of this with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, about a cup and a half with a spoon of the pre-minced jars of garlic, and LOTS of pepper and salt. I used sirloin just because its what I had, and frayed them on a scorching hot pan and waited for a little colour on them before dumping all of the marinade over it and cooked it in the sauce. The marinade thickened and the steak was perffff.. I love ANYTHING balsamic.