Beer Marinade for Steak

For our anniversary, the hero cooked us a great dinner.  He’s really talented with seasonings and he wanted to try marinading the meat this time.  It turned out delicious.

He bought some antibiotic and hormone free rib eye steaks and mixed up the marinade around lunch time and let the steaks soak it in for about 6 hours.  Then he did a spice rub and cooked them on the stove.  He was very excited to try adding beer to the marinade and he used Tap Room No.21 Belgian White.  Of course it was a great excuse to drink the rest of the bottle after he was done mixing the marinade.

Beer Marinade

1 tsp ginger

aprox 1 TBSP agave nectar

dash cayenne pepper

dash paprika

1 long onion green stalk (from our garden!)

1 clove garlic

juice of 1/2 lime

1 cup beer (Tap Room No.21 Belgian White)

dash salt

few drops ghost pepper hot sauce (you could add a bit more if using a milder hot sauce)

Mix it all together and put in a resealable plastic bag with two steaks.  Let sit in fridge for at least 6 hours.

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Rub

dash garlic powder

dash onion powder

dash salt

dash black pepper

dash paprika

Mix the rub together and rub onto the meat with your fingers.  The hero used a greased cast iron grill pan and preheated it on the stove at high heat.  When he added the meat, he dropped the temperature to medium and flipped the steak every minute or two.  It did get a bit smokey so be prepared for that.  Cut into the meat to see when there is no pink left inside.  He served it with sweet potato fries, green beans, and apples (not pictured).

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It was delicious, the beer gave it a bit of a tangy flavor and the hot sauce was the perfect complement.  The perfect special occasion meal.

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