Bourbon and Brown Sugar Marinated Steak

“One of our favorite summer time grill recipes. Don't omit the glaze... it's fabulous! from Fine Cooking, #73.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup soy sauce
  • 13 cup Bourbon or 13 cup other whiskey
  • 13 cup firmly packed brown sugar, preferably dark
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1 12-2 lbs flank steaks or 1 12-2 lbs New York strip steaks


  1. Prepare a medium-hot grill fire. Meanwhile, combine the soy sauce, bourbon, sugar, mustard, and hot sauce in a large zip-top bag. Seal and shake to combine the ingredients and dissolve the sugar. Add the steak to the bag, seal, massage to cover the steaks with marinade, and set aside for 15 to 20 minute at room temperature.
  2. When the grill is ready, remove the steak from the marinade and shake off any excess, but don’t pat it dry. Reserve the marinade. Grill the steak until good sear marks appear, 3 to 4 minute With tongs, rotate the steak 90 degrees (to get a crosshatch of grill marks) and continue grilling until grill marks form and the edges are a little crisp, another 3 to 4 minute Flip the steak and grill the other side in the same way until the exterior is nicely seared and the steak is cooked to your liking, 10 to 12 minute total cooking time for medium rare. Let the steaks rest for about 5 minute.
  3. Meanwhile, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and boil over medium-high heat until syrupy, about 3 minute (watch carefully to prevent burning). For flank steak, slice the meat thinly across the grain. For strip steaks, slice thickly or serve in chunks. Serve with a drizzle of the sauce.

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