Sunday, November 30, 2008

Garlic Balsamic Steak

I don't cook beef often but every once in a while I decide to try something new for the sake of John. I picked up some steaks at the food store and found this recipe online for a steak marinade that had some of our favorite ingredients- balsamic vinegar and garlic! It was great! I didn't get a good picture of the steak, but this marinade was great!

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons garlic, minced

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring (omitted)

1 pinch cayenne pepper (I used cajun seasoning because it was what I had on hand)

1- Stir the ingredients together. In a shallow dish, pour the marinade over the steak.
2- Allow it to sit in the marinade for several hours. I let it sit 8 hours, the original recipe said 24-48 hours... but honestly after 8 hours it was perfectly permeated with the taste!
3- Cook according to your prefered method (I grilled mine on my grill pan).


  1. This marinade looks great. I bet it would be good with chicken too.

  2. Mmmm! I can't remember the last time I had a steak (my husband can't eat beef due to medical reasons) and so I'm drooling over your!