Firewalker T-Bone Steak
- Ready In:
- 8hrs 30mins
- 4 beef t-bone steaks, medium thickness
- 1⁄2 cup honey
- 1⁄2 cup lime juice
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons canned chipotle chiles in adobo, minced
- 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
- 6 fresh garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black peppercorns, freshly milled
- Put the steaks in a very large re-sealable plastic bag.
- Mix all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl to make the marinade. Pour this marinade in on the steaks and re-seal the bag. Place in the refrigerator overnight. (Note: I always put the bag inside a large bowl, anticipating leaks).
- Remove the steaks from the bag after marinating is finished and pour the marinade into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat and allow the marinade to simmer for 5 minutes. Use half for basting the steaks as they grill and the other half to serve on the steaks at the table, for those who desire it, (serve "on the side").
- Grill the steaks, (cover off!) over very hot charcoal, (or, on a lava-rock gas grill which has been supplemented with a few wet hickory or mesquite chips), about 8 minutes to a side for a medium steak. You'll have to judge this based on the heat of your grill.
- Baste the steaks in the boiled marinade as they cook and serve up boiled marinade at the table as well.
- NOTE: It is very important that the marinade be boiled to destroy harmful bacteria before basting the steaks or before serving it at the table as a sauce.
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When I see steaks on sale, I turn to this recipe, especially if it's a family pack deal. I pierce the steaks a few times and add each each with marinade to a vacuum pack. Then I vacuum seal the bags and put them in the freezer. The vacuum sealer pulls the marinade deep into the steaks. Then I defrost and grill and yum, yum, yum. Thank you Bone Man!
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