Steak Tip Marinade

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I recently went to a fairly generic bar / restaurant near where I live. Their food is never off the charts, but it honestly always gets the job done. Sidenote: They also have some fantastic potachos that I can’t quit.

I usually end up with some sort of random assortment of appetizers but on my last trip I opted for the steak tips. Not only were they perfectly cooked, but the marinade on them was so flavorful. I started craving them again immediately, and decided to embark on a quest for the perfect marinade.

This marinade is salty, slightly sweet, with a hint of spiciness. In my opinion, it is the perfect blend of herbs and spices. I think this marinade would be fantastic on most meats, or even with grilled veggies.

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Simply whisk together all ingredients. Don’t worry if you don’t have every single ingredient, this recipe is super flexible.

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Marinate your steak tips for at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours.

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Cook to your liking. I like to get my cast iron skillet scorching hot and then add in the steak tips, searing each side for a minute or two.

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I serve these over brown rice with some scallions, but they would be equally good with baked sweet (or regular) potatoes, some jazzed up quinoa, and grilled or roasted veggies.

Enjoy!

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Kind of adapted from: All Recipes

Makes: 1 1/2 cups of marinade (enough for up to 32 oz. (2 lbs) of steak tips)

Prep: 5 minutes, Cook: 10 minutes, Total: 15 minutes (plus between 2-24 hrs marinating time)

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (more or less to taste)
  • 5-10 dashes tabasco

Simply whisk together all ingredients.

Marinate your steak tips for at least 2 hours or overnight for the best results.

Cook to your liking. I like to get my cast iron skillet scorching hot and then add in the steak tips, searing each side for a minute or two, until the outside has a nice crust and the inside is still pink.

I served these over brown rice with some scallions, but they would be equally good with baked sweet (or regular) potatoes, some jazzed up quinoa, and grilled or roasted veggies.

Enjoy!


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