Dan’s Famous Whiskey Steak will definitely become your new favorite steak recipe! An easy marinade with ingredients you probably have on hand!
We use our favorite steak marinade for this steak recipe, but you can use it on chicken or pork too! The whiskey and ketchup not only flavor the meat but tenderizes it too!
The Best Steak Marinade Recipe
There are so many steak marinades that you can choose from, and I do suggest that you try as many as you can.
We’ve tried a lot obviously, just from researching recipes to family favorites like this French Dressing Steak. As much fun as it is trying new recipes though we do have our favorites.
And Dan’s Famous Whiskey Steak is definitely on the favorites list.
An interesting thing about this whiskey marinade is that it not only adds flavor to the steak but it tenderizes the meat as well. Ketchup has a natural acidity that breaks down the meat and makes it super tender, so I add it to a lot of my marinade recipes.
I’ve seen different versions of this marinade recipe with similar ingredients but I perfected this recipe. Also, I made it really easy for all of you out there that really don’t like measuring a ton of different ingredients.
All you have to remember is the number two for this one. Each ingredient (besides the steak) is two of something.
Read on and you’ll see what I’m talking about…
Mix that all together in a plastic bag and get the steak in there to marinate for a good 12 hours. Firs thing in the morning until dinner is good – overnight is even better – but give it enough time to soak in all the marinade.
24 hours is best, you’ll be happy you waited.
Before your steak goes on the grill, wipe off most of the excess marinade but don’t wipe it completely off…you want some of the marinade still on your steak so that it caramelizes on the grill and sticks to your meat.
Tips For The Best Grilled Steak
One thing you need to remember is that once you get your steak on the grill – leave it alone. Don’t keep moving it around or the meat won’t sear on the outside, and in this case the marinade won’t caramelize and you’ll end up with a mess.
You also have to make sure that your grill is at the right temperature, in this case a medium high heat. Not to low, not too high.
After your steak is cooked to your liking, remove the steak from the grill, cover it with foil and let it rest for a good 5-10 minutes before slicing. See the temperatures below for cooking times!
What Temperature Do You Take The Steak Off The Grill?
These temperatures are for when you take the meat off the grill, then it will rise a few more degrees during the resting period.
- Rare: 130°F – 135°F
- Medium Rare: 140°F – 145°F
- Medium: 155°F – 160°F
- Well Done: 165°F – 170°F
Even if you aren’t a whiskey drinker, grab and airplane bottle or two and throw it in here. You don’t have to drink it straight but I promise you’re going to love the flavor the whiskey adds to this steak marinade.
Remember also that the whiskey helps to tenderize the beef so it’s not something you want to leave out of this marinade recipe.
This is one of those steak recipes that you’re going to start eating right off the grill, like immediately. But do try and wait to let it rest first!
That’s why I always choose to be the griller and slicer, I get first dibs on the steak!
Looking For More Steak Recipes?
- Strip Steak with Onion Sauce
- Fiesta Steak Tips
- Philly Cheesesteak Fried Rice
- Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
- Philly Cheesesteak Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This addicting steak recipe uses a marinade with whiskey and ketchup to tenderize the steak. So you’re not just adding flavor, this marinade is also making the meat super tender and juicy!
1 (3-4 lb.) flank steak (you can also use a different cut of steak, hanger steak, skirt steak, london broil)
Add the steak to the marinade in a plastic, sealable bag or a dish and marinate for 12-24 hours.
Heat the grill to medium heat, about 425 degrees.
Remove the steak from the marinade, wiping off the excess but leaving some of the marinade on the steak.
Grill the steak for 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the steak. Refer to the cooking temperatures in the post to help guide you.
Remove the steak from the grill, place on a platter and cover with foil. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Slice the steak against the grain into thin pieces and place back on the platter with any juices from the steak.
You can use a larger steak, or two smaller steaks, just adjust the cooking time on the grill.
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