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Beef Martini Recipe
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Beef Martini

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"If you like your beef 'shaken, not stirred', try this great tipsy marinade for the summer bbq season! Spice up the presentation with an olive and toothpick garnish!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    2 hrs
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, combine onion, garlic, barbecue sauce, gin, vermouth, olive brine, and basil.
  2. Sprinkle each steak with salt and pepper, and place in resealable sandwich bags. Divide marinade between each bag, and seal. Ensure that marinade is evenly distributed around steaks. Refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  4. Remove steaks from bags, and discard marinade. Grill steaks for 7 to 8 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 22, 2008

We thought this was great! I have to take issue with TARA1218 though. Vodka tastes very different then gin so you completely changed the flavor of the marinade. Of course it wasn't as good, you didn't follow the recipe! I'm sorry but I get so annoyed when I see people make many substitutions to a recipe and then gripe that it was just "okay".

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 17, 2004

I substituted vodka for the gin, otherwise followed recipe. My husband, the steak and martini lover, thought it was ok, nothing special. Raved about the savory garlic marinated steaks so will make that recipe instead.

Jan 25, 2004

This was the most delicious beef marinade I've ever had!! Highly recommended and very easy!

Jun 16, 2011

Wow, this is delicious. I was a little nervous because I thought that it smelled a little funky while marinating. But, after it's on the grill and it gets that cooked-outside taste...delish! I actually made TWO versions, exactly as noted for one steak and another that replaced brandy for gin and bitters for vermouth; making a Brandy-Beef Old Fashion. Hey, I'm from Wisconsin, what do ya want?? Side note: I did pierce the steaks a few times before sticking in the bags overnight. Make this recipe, you won't be sorry.

Nov 10, 2009

This was a very tasty marinade. We had cut up stew meat (very inexpensive), so I was looking for a marinade to add flavor and tenderize the meat. I skewerd the beef with onions, peppers, and mushrooms and grilled them, basting the skewers as they cooked. It was delicious! I think next time I will try a little more of the "martini" and a little less of the "BBQ sauce" though, as it totally overwhelmed any "martini" taste! but thanks for a great idea!

May 11, 2009

Best sirloin steak we have ever eaten, my husband doesn't even like steak and he loved it! No fixing this one!

Sep 03, 2008

I made this marinade for beef skewers and everyone that had them at our party LOVED them. Wow! I have to admit the whole time I was preparing it I just wasn't sure about the combination of BBQ with the martini ingredients, but it was a knock out! I mixed it all in a zipper bag and marinated my large cubes of beef for the skewers overnight. It was excellent. Thank you!

Oct 22, 2014

This will blow minds and palates, totally tasty and unique. Upscale with down to earth flavor blasts. I added side of the lemon zest garlic beans for perfect balance.


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  • Calories
  • 492 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 121 mg
  • 40%
  • Fat
  • 21 g
  • 32%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 37.7 g
  • 75%
  • Sodium
  • 1367 mg
  • 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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