Mandy's Marvelous Meals

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Nothing Like a Steak on the Grill

on April 16, 2012

I love spring and I especially love summer. I love when it is hot out! Call me crazy but it just makes me feel so good! And we got our new grill just in time for the warm weather. We saw this cool one at Home Depot…it is a 5 burner grill plus a smoker! I cannot wait to use it. Hubby ordered it for me and it came the other day.

While he was out and about I thought I would surprise him and start putting it together. I was in the middle of assembly when he came home and took over. This was my way of saying “thanks” for all his help with the garden bed.

Now I know he was very appreciative of  my help with putting this beast together, but what I’m sure he was most happy about was this great steak dinner I prepared.

(By the way, that little piece on the right cut off from the steak is my 3 oz. portion… 😦 a whopping 5 WW points plus!!)

So, here is an easy steak marinade recipe. If you’re able to whip this up in advance I’d recommend marinating overnight. As always with marinade the longer you leave it in the better the flavor will be. I only marinated the steak for about 1 1/2 hours but it still had an awesome flavor. For the side, I made a foil packet of potatoes, corn, and onions seasoned with salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary and a little splash of olive oil, which I threw on the grill with the steak. Yummy Yummy!!

Here’s to grilling season!!!

Easy Steak Marinade (Makes enough to marinate about 16 oz. of steak)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

  1. In a small bowl, whisk all ingredients together. Place meat in a Ziploc bag and add the marinade.
  2. Marinate for at least an hour, but for best results allow to marinate 12-24 hours.
  3. Grill steaks to desired doneness.

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