Classic Steak House-Marinated Steaks

Hands-On Time: 20 min.; Total Time: 2 hr., 20 min.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Southern Living BBQ on Tour


  • 1/3 cup dark beer
  • 1/4 cup LEA & PERRINS Original Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
  • 4 (10- to 12-oz.) beef strip steaks (1 1/4 inches thick)
  • Garnish: freshly ground pepper


  1. 1. Whisk together beer, next 4 ingredients, and 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper in a small bowl. Pierce steaks several times with a fork. Pour marinade into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag; add steaks. Seal bag, and chill 2 hours, turning occasionally.
  2. 2. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove steaks from marinade, reserving marinade. Sprinkle steaks with remaining 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper.
  3. 3. Grill steaks, covered with grill lid, 5 to 6 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from grill, and let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  4. 4. Meanwhile, boil reserved marinade in a small saucepan over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until thickened. Serve with grilled steaks. Garnish, if desired.
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