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Whiskey-Marinated Steak Recipe
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Whiskey-Marinated Steak

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"I love the steak at a restaurant I frequent. I developed a recipe at home through trial and error. I feel it comes pretty close. This is a flavorful way to grill steak. Hope you enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 4 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    8 hrs 25 mins


  1. Whisk together the water, whiskey, pineapple juice, brown sugar, diced onion, teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, liquid smoke, and minced garlic in a bowl.
  2. Lie the steaks in the bottom of a baking dish. Pour the marinade over the steaks; refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  4. Grill steaks to desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Allow steaks to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 21, 2007

I am the author of this recipe, but I need reviewers (users) to know that you can combine these same ingredients (minus the steaks) and cook over low medium heat for 10 minutes. Add 1 tablesspoon cornstarch to thicken. Simmer an additional 4 minutes. Use as a sauce to dip steaks in while eating! OR~ I have never done it but it was suggested to me to boil the marinade that is left over for same purpose.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 13, 2008

Myself nor the rest of my family (4 of us) liked this recipe. It was like an Asian style steak dumped in whiskey.The liquid smoke didn't go with the soy or teryaki flavor at all.That is mainly used with barbecue, though I can appreciate trying knew things. With little tastes of the rest of the ingredients, mainly all that was tasted was the whiskey. Maybe you have to be a whiskey lover to enjoy this. I was really disappointed.


58 Ratings

Aug 20, 2007

I loved, loved loved this marinade. No need for steak sauce! Because I was only marinating 4 steaks & used the zip-lock bag method, I halved all of the liquid, except the whiskey! I subbed beef broth for the water, and OJ instead of pineapple. Just a few splashes of smoke. A recipe well done, highly recommended!

Aug 20, 2007

OMG! This stuff is great. I used Jack Daniels for the whisky and followed the rest of the recipe exactly. It makes a lot of marinade. We used NY strip steaks that were about 1 1/2" thick. We marinated and cooked 4 steaks However, I think this makes enough marinade for 6 or may 8 steaks. I did marinate for right at 24 hours. The lady at the liquor store suggested that I should also try to marinate veggies in this. But, a word of caution from her, "only marinate for about 15 - 20 minutes!"

Mar 23, 2008

i used worcestershire sauce instead of teriyaki sauce used 2/3 Jack Daniels. insead of rib-eye's i used 4 16 ounce t-bones and poke holes in the steacks and let them marinade for little over 24 hours. Will use this recipe agian over and over

Jul 10, 2008

This marinade was unbelievable! The steaks came out so juicy and full of flavour. At first, I was concerned as a few reviewers mentioned the whiskey taste was way too strong (and I hate whiskey). I let it marinate for 24 hours and when I took it out of the fridge, I could really smell it (which further scared me)! But after barbequing it... WOW, it tasted amazing. The only change I made was replacing pineapple juice for orange (that's all I had).

Nov 25, 2007

What an excellent marinade! I used chicken stock instead of water, and used 3/4 cup of whiskey on accident! I used minced ginger instead of the teriyaki sauce, and added a bit more brown sugar. This is definately a keeper.

Sep 13, 2010

I followed the recipie exactly and this is an awesome marinade! Loved this. My steak was flavorful and ahhhmazing! Thanks Victoria I really enjoyed this and will be using this recipie often! What I do is make up a batch of this marinade and place each steak in a freezer bag with this marinade, then pop in the freezer. When ready to have one just take it out of the freezer and thaw. Something about thawing out the meat while in the marinade really pulls it into the meat. I do this with any of the steak marinades that I use. This way I can have a great steak anytime!


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  • Calories
  • 652 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 38.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 34.7 g
  • 53%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 2196 mg
  • 88%

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

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