Marinated Strip Steak

by Kevin H. on December 31, 2012 · 1 comment

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My family roll their eyes and laugh at me a lot.  Nearly every time we get together, no matter what I’m cooking, I start off with, “I want to try something a little different today.”  It probably drives them nuts because they never get the same meal twice from me, but I can’t help it – I like to experiment.

I get a little bored with the same old grilled steaks.  I’ve done enough that, at this point, I can pretty much nail it every time.  But what’s the fun of doing the same thing over and over again?  Don’t get me wrong, basic salt/pepper/garlic/onion grilled steaks have their place and enjoyment…but why not try mixing it up a bit?

Strip Steak Recipe

For this massive strip steak, I went outside the box and did a marinade.  Nothing too crazy – Worcester, Balsamic Vinegar, onion, garlic, some sugar…you can see the full recipe below – but in my opinion this marinade took an ordinary strip steak to an extraordinary level of taste explosion.  My family and I actually tried it side by side with a standard steak to compare tastes, and all agreed that this flavor was far superior.

Strip Steak Recipe

As always, I cook my steaks to medium.  If you don’t, I would challenge you to do something:  Cook one medium, and another well done.  Close your eyes and take a bite of each.  Ask someone to put them on a fork for you if  you can’t stand the site of red – chew it up slowly, enjoying the flavors, and tell me which piece you liked better.  I will be STUNNED if you like the flavor of the well done steak better.  It’s nearly impossible.  Cooking steaks well done takes away a significant amount of the natural deliciousness of beef.

You’ll also see in the pictures that I left the red onions from the marinade on while grilling.  These were a yummy touch.  A crispy and delicious treat with every bite.  Again, try it.  And yes, it’s safe to use a little of what was in a beef marinade while cooking.

It only took about 8 minutes to cook this huge steak to medium, so don’t start in with the “it’s too cold” excuses.  Get out there and fire it up.  Get that grill of yours up over 500 degrees – use Kingsford Competition Briquettes or Lump Charcoal if you have to – and have some fun.

As for me, there’s nothing I love more than grilling a delicious steak as the snow is falling, which is exactly what’s happening today in St. Louis, so guess what’s on the menu tonight?

Strip Steak Recipe



Marinated Strip Steak

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 thick cut strip steak
  • For Marinade
  • 1/4c Worcester
  • 1/4c Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4c Brown Sugar
  • 1/8c Red Wine
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2-3 tbs red onion, cut
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. Combine all marinade ingredients in a container or ziploc bag.
  2. Marinate steak for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.
  3. Set up grill for direct cooking/searing - 500+ degrees.
  4. Remove steak from marinade and place directly over heat.
  5. Toss some of those red onions on there for a crispy treat!
  6. Cook 4-5 minutes per side, until medium, about 140 internal temp.
  7. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before cutting.

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Deborah Gardner June 9, 2014 at 9:50 pm

I cooked the beef country style ribs. But I don’t own a smoker so I can’t get that flavor. Thank you!


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