Total Time
4hrs 15mins
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 15 mins

A new twist to grilling steaks. Tart and a little bit sweet, but ever so good!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup tequila
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 -2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 steaks, about 1 inch thick (You can use T-bone, rib-eyes, or even sirloin steaks if you like)


  1. In a glass baking dish combine all the ingredients except steaks, mix well.
  2. Place steaks in mixture turning to coat both sides.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours to marinate, turning steaks over occasionally.
  4. Fire-up the grill, when ready, remove steaks from marinade, reserving marinade.
  5. Grill steaks to desired doneness, turning once and brushing occasionally with marinade.


Most Helpful

This recipe not only gave the steaks a lovely flavor, but seemed to lift the heaviness of the beef.A truly unusual marinade which I thought would only work for chicken or fish, but I was wrong.I cooked the steaks, rib eye, in a grill pan on the top of the stove.

Pets'R'us November 10, 2002

This recipe is a keeper!!I was looking for a different way to have steaks and I'm glad I chose this one.Ihad everything on hand but the steaks.It was easy and the taste was out of this world!!I didnt change anything.

Spanish_Barbie November 21, 2003

Absolutely wonderful! I followed the recipe except I wimped out and only used 1 jalapeno, I just don't do really hot, but I like the flavor of the peppers. The steaks were tender with a lovely lime-pepper flavor. We used rib-eyes about 3/4 inch thick and cooked them on the grill for 5 minutes a side. Thanks Miss Annie, this is definitely a keeper!!

MizzNezz February 08, 2007

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