Robust Marinated Steak


'Any time is a good time to fire up the grill and toss on a steak that has soaked up this great marinade,' notes Betty Ann Ewert of Arlington, Minnesota. 'One of our stock car racing buddies came up with the recipe, and we use it often.'

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice

  • 4 ½ teaspoons brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke flavoring

  • 1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • teaspoon pepper

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • ¾ pound boneless beef sirloin steak, 1 inch thick


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first nine ingredients; add steak. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.

  2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill steak, uncovered, over medium heat for 4-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145 degrees F; medium, 160 degrees F; well-done, 170 degrees F).