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Whiskey-Marinated Steak

Whiskey-Marinated Steak

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Victoria Champagne Benoit

I love the steak at a restaurant I frequent. I developed a recipe at home through trial and error. I feel it comes pretty close. This is a flavorful way to grill steak. Hope you enjoy!

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  • Calories:
  • 652 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 34.7 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 38.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 2196 mg
  • 88%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Whisk together the water, whiskey, pineapple juice, brown sugar, diced onion, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, liquid smoke, and minced garlic in a bowl.
  2. Lie the steaks in the bottom of a baking dish. Pour the marinade over the steaks; refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  4. Grill steaks to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Allow steaks to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
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Victoria Champagne Benoit

I am the author of this recipe, but I need reviewers (users) to know that you can combine these same ingredients (minus the steaks) and cook over low medium heat for 10 minutes. Add 1 tablesspoon cornstarch to thicken. Simmer an additional 4 minutes. Use as a sauce to dip steaks in while eating! OR~ I have never done it but it was suggested to me to boil the marinade that is left over for same purpose.


I loved, loved loved this marinade. No need for steak sauce! Because I was only marinating 4 steaks & used the zip-lock bag method, I halved all of the liquid, except the whiskey! I subbed beef broth for the water, and OJ instead of pineapple. Just a few splashes of smoke. A recipe well done, highly recommended!


OMG! This stuff is great. I used Jack Daniels for the whisky and followed the rest of the recipe exactly. It makes a lot of marinade. We used NY strip steaks that were about 1 1/2" thick. We marinated and cooked 4 steaks However, I think this makes enough marinade for 6 or may 8 steaks. I did marinate for right at 24 hours. The lady at the liquor store suggested that I should also try to marinate veggies in this. But, a word of caution from her, "only marinate for about 15 - 20 minutes!"