Sweet and Spicy Marinade for Steak

Sweet and Spicy Marinade for Steak

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"This marinade is perfect with filet mignon, flank steak, and New York strip, but is especially good to jazz up your flat iron. You'll have perfect flavor in only 30 minutes!"

Ingredients 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 83 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 11g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together the honey, Worcestershire sauce, vanilla extract, cumin, liquid smoke, olive oil, onion, garlic powder, balsamic vinegar, and salt in a small bowl. Pour marinade over steaks at least 30 minutes before you cook them using your preferred method.
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This is my recipe and I thought you all should know that the key to getting peak flavor in your steak (at least with this marinade) is to pierce the meat with a fork several times. This allows the marinade to seep in and obtain optimal flavor in a shorter period of time. I mentioned that in the original recipe but it got lost somewhere between submittal and posting. Thanks for trying it, though! I appreciate the feedback!


I was skeptical of this recipe because I have never heard of marinading steak in vanilla extract, but I'm glad I went with it anyway because the end result was a nice change, and very yummy! After reading another reviewer's response I decided to marinade my steak with this recipe and my husband's with another marinade, but he did try mine and said it was good! I'll be using my leftovers for steak and eggs for breakfast tomorrow, thanks for the recipe :-D

Caroline C

I never do steaks at home because Husband likes them medium-rare, and I always manage to overcook them. But the store had sirloin on sale sooo cheaply this week, that I HAD to buy a couple. I was skeptical about this recipe, so I cut way back on the vanilla - just a tiny drop. I also marinated the meat for about 45 mins because I was worried they would take on too much flavor. They turned out great - just the right amount of sweet and heat. I'm not sure I will use the recipe again, but it was definitely nice for a change. Thanks!