I like red meat. It just screams "dinner" to me. Chicken's okay, don't get me wrong, and I like fish, but for some reason they don't say "dinner" in quite the same way. I can't quite explain it, but there's something about having a hunk of steak for dinner that just feels good. As you all probably also know, I'm a big fan of teriyaki. Love it. My steak teriyaki is one of my favorite meals, both to eat and to prepare. When I spotted this recipe on Allrecipes.com, I couldn't skip over it, I had to print it out to try it. The only change I made was doubling the marinade ingredients, and it was definitely a super yummy meal, and quite easy to put together. So thank you, Craig Jones, wherever you are, for this one, it's awesome.
Beer and Brown Sugar Steak Marinade
adapted from Allrecipes.com, courtesy of Craig Jones
2 16 oz beef sirloin steaks (I used thinly sliced NY Strip steaks, and they were awesome)
1/2 cup dark beer
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce (I used some of my own teriyaki sauce)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp seasoned salt (think Lawry's)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1. Preheat grill, or grill pan on stove, for high heat.
2. Use a fork to poke holes all over the surface of the steaks, and place steaks in a large baking dish. In a bowl, mix together beer, teriyaki sauce, and brown sugar. Pour sauce over steaks, and let sit about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with half of the seasoned salt, pepper and garlic powder; set aside for 10 minutes. Turn steaks over, sprinkle with remaining seasoned salt, pepper and garlic powder, and continue to marinate for 10 more minutes.
3. Remove steaks from marinade. Pour marinade into small saucepan, bring to a boil and cook for several minutes.
4. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill steaks for 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. During the last few minutes of grilling, baste steaks with boiled marinade to enhance the flavor and ensure juiciness.