This is a variation of a recipe I got from a book that came with my BBQ. I used strip loin steaks and it was fantastic. You don't need any steak sauce to go with it. The taste from the marinade is delicious!
- Mix all ingredients together and place steaks into freezer bag with marinade, preferably overnight.
- The original recipe used balsamic vinegar.Seems I never had that on hand so I just used white and listed that in the recipe, but balsamic is definitely better.
OMG The Very Best Indoor Steak EVER!!! You should be walking around like a proud peacock knowing you introduced such a wonderful marinade to all your fellow zaarities. I only was able to marinade for about 2 hours, then preheated a cast iron grill skillet on medium high heat for 10 minutes. Cooked, without disurbing any of the marinade from the steak, for 6 minutes on each side to produce a just well done steak. Very juicy and tender was my T bone. Thanks so much for posting. Will be a do again soon! UPDATE: I have used this recipe sooo many times now, I buy any kind of steak on sale and use this, I crave this taste. This recipe is enjoyed 2 to 3 times a week... I can say that I enjoy this cooked inside more than I do grilled. Oh and have discovered with many times of cooking and different marinade times... that one hour marinating is as good as 24 hours, taste wise.
This marinade is fantastic! It doesn't change the steak's flavor, it just enhances the natural flavor, tenderizes, and creates a beautiful carmalization on the outside. I was a little skeptical that this would taste good since it smells kind of gross uncooked, but boy, was I wrong! I am doing a south beach diet, and always have to choke steak down since I'm growing so tired of it, but this marinade made me look forward to meal time again! The first time I used the marinade I just let the meat sit in the marinade. Then, I wondered if I could get even more of that tenderness and flavor if I pierced the steak all over before marinading it. Since I love steak medium rare, this was a mistake. The inner part of the steak cooked too fast and it turned out well-done. I won't do that again! Thank you so much for sharing this!
As a cattleman, I don't normally like anything that would mask the natural flavor of the beef. This marinade added a truely fantastic flavor to the steak. It definitely complimented the natural flavor of the steak.