Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beer Mustard Marinated Steak Tips

I had steak.  I had beer.  I had mustard.  That's like 3 main food groups isn't it?  So I threw them together, along with a few other marinade ingredients, and called it supper.  These were seriously good.  No dipping sauce needed (sorry A-1 fans).  Next time I would marinate them longer, but they were still good.  You can use the kind of steak you like, but make sure it's not a cheap cut or the steak will be all chewy.  I did use round steak, but I didn't cook them until well done so they were still tender.  This is also a good way to use up that beer someone brought over for Christmas and left for you to find a use for because nobody will drink it except that ONE person!!  HAHA  Okay - I never have beer that old in my fridge - just sayin.  Have some friends over - whip up some veggies to roast next to it and pass around some fresh, cold beers and enjoy a nice summer night!!

Beer Mustard Marinated Steak Tips

2-3 pounds steak, cubed (I used round steak - as your butcher for a good cut)
1 12-ounce bottle beer (plus an extra one to drink while you're grilling)
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I used Grey Poupon)
1 tablespoon hot sauce (I use Franks Red Hot Buffalo Sauce)
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all ingredients except steak in a marinade container or Ziploc bag.  Put cubed steak into marinade and place in refrigerator a minimum of 5 hours.  Flipping or mixing up every other hour.  Grill steak pieces over about 300 in a greased grill basket* (there's a link below to one) mixing up so all pieces of steak get cooked.  Discard leftover marinade.  Drink extra beer while cooking.

*If you don't have a basket you can also put a layer of aluminum foil overtop of the grill rack and put the steak pieces on there.

Pampered Chef BBQ Grill Basket

Amazing Grilled Chicken

I found this amazing chicken recipe on pinterest.  It was a pasta recipe, but instead of creating the whole recipe I just wanted the chicken.  It was DELICIOUS!!  I took my chicken breasts out of the freezer at noon, let them sit on my counter* marinating in a Ziploc bag until about 5:30 and then grilled them.  You can also just put them overnight in your fridge.  It was perfect and the flavor was awesome.  Would be great serve on a bun or whole grain roll also.  Double it and serve it to company, or half it and just serve yourself!  It's a great, easy and fast recipe - it's also very low calorie!!!  Serve with fresh grilled veggies for a super healthy supper!!  I usually cut up zucchini or yellow squash to marinate with the chicken and then grill it in a grill basket.

Amazing Grilled Chicken

5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
6 tablespoons lemon juice (or juice of 2 lemons)
6 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon basil

Mix all ingredients (except chicken) in a gallon Ziploc bag, or marinating container.  Add chicken and marinate 4+ hours.  Heat grill to desired temperature and place chickens breasts on grill rack about 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked through.

*There are arguments on how defrosting should be done.  Do what you feel is best for you.