Bourbon Marinated Rib Eye Steak

    8 hours 18 minutes

    After eating this style steak in a few restaurants I came up with this bourbon marinade that produces a tender piece of meat but not with an overpowering bourbon flavour.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 cup (250ml) water
    • 2/3 cup (165ml) bourbon whiskey
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) soy sauce
    • 1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
    • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 4 (185g) beef scotch fillet (rib eye) steaks

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:8min  ›  Extra time:8hours marinating  ›  Ready in:8hours18min 

    1. Whisk together the water, bourbon whiskey, soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice in a bowl then pour into a ceramic dish. Add the rib-eye steaks and coat with the marinade then cover with plastic wrap. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
    2. Preheat a BBQ for high heat and lightly oil the grate.
    3. Remove the rib-eye steaks from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.
    4. BBQ the steaks on high 1 to 2 minutes per side to sear the meat. Move the steaks to a cooler part of the BBQ and cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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    I love bourbon steaks that this marinade made for very tasty ones. Only thing I would change is that I would like a little sweeter flavor and will add more brown sugar next time and maybe make extra marinade so that I can baste the steaks while they cook.  -  22 Jul 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Excellent marinade! I used strip steaks and added Jim Beam to the marinade. These steaks were delicious and flavorful. I did add a tablespoon of minced garlic, thanks Sassy, and did cut the recipe by 1/2 since we were just marinating 2 steaks. This is definitely enough marinade for six large steaks. Thanks for a great recipe, Nokomo, enjoyed trying this!  -  30 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It was a flavorful marinade and if you enjoy bourbon whiskey you will love the flavors. I would use more sugar next time as I like mine more on the sweeter side.  -  04 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)