Rating: 4.47 stars
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

This Irish whiskey marinade is our favorite for using with flat iron steak. It adds a juicy and delicious flavor to the meat.

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Recipe Summary test

cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr 20 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 steaks
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the olive oil, whiskey, soy sauce, green onion, garlic, pepper, parsley, thyme, and rosemary in a large, sealable plastic bag; seal and shake to mix. Add the steaks to the marinade. Seal the bag, squeezing out as much air as possible. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Remove steaks from marinade; discard the marinade. Allow the steaks to come to room temperature before cooking.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook the steaks until they are beginning to firm and are hot and slightly pink in the center, 6 to 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C). Cover the meat with two layers of aluminum foil and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

792 calories; protein 47.8g; carbohydrates 3g; fat 62.9g; cholesterol 154.8mg; sodium 823.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (45)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2009
I went less on the oil more on the whiskey and more on the garlic. Boiled the left over marinade and put mushrooms and onions in it for a steak topping. The guys are still talking about it today! Very good recipe!!! Will be making again!!!! Read More
(54)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2011
Flat iron steak is a staple in my kitchen but this was the least flavorful marinade I've ever used. I will not make it again. I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
(3)
57 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2009
I went less on the oil more on the whiskey and more on the garlic. Boiled the left over marinade and put mushrooms and onions in it for a steak topping. The guys are still talking about it today! Very good recipe!!! Will be making again!!!! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2009
I used this marinade last night with just a few changes. Used 1/4 cup oil with 2/3 cup of the whiskey. I also added fresh herbs as I have them growing in my garden and a low sodium soy. I chopped 2 green onions and used 2 cloves minced garlic. I was in a hurry so I could not marinate for long...so I let it sit in a freezer bag for an hour at room temp. Perfection!! The meat was tender and very flavorful. The extra whiskey really gives it a buttery soft taste and you can actually taste the whiskey. I hate recipes that use so little of the liquer you never really taste it at all. This way worked best. I then took the left over marinade and used it to deglaze a pan of sauteed mushrooms and onions to make a side dish. It was awesome. Will be using this all the time now for flat iron steaks. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2009
This recipe was great... getting the Flat Iron Steak was KEY. I think next time I will reduce the oil a little bit and increase the whiskey. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2009
I marinated this for about 4 hours in the fridge. Unfortunately I overcooked the meat to well done. Expecting the meat to be a little tough I was pleasantly surprised that it was quite tender. Will make this again but I will watch the time on the grill. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2010
Has a bite to it! People who don't like spicy food probably won't enjoy it as much as those of us that do. Very good and different option because I was looking for something different from sweet-salty or tex-mex. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2009
the only reason this get four stars is my fault made it for a gathering that never happened let the steaks sit for a few days the marinade work great meat melted in your mouth but the spice was too much for a four day sit kids loved it just a little to spicy my fault can't wait to try it on a more planned event Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2009
I think I heard "WOW!!" about 8 times from my family of 4 before I even had a chance to taste it. This is GOOD!! The steak melted in your mouth the flavor was spot on. Per another review I sauteed some mushrooms in butter & garlic until the mushrooms were a little brown then added the reserved marinade & brought it to a boil for a few min. I highly recommend the mushrooms...it brought out a gourmet flair to the dish. Restaurant quality can't wait to make it for guests thanks!:o) Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2010
I loved this and have made it twice. The changes I made were to use a lot more whiskey marinade it for a day or two and to use the oven (since a grill was not available.) I cooked it at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. I also used Flank Steak since I did not have Flat Iron available. I am hoping to try this with Flat Iron the next time I cook it. Everyone loved this I used it for Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/11/2010
Really nice recipe! Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
04/20/2011
Flat iron steak is a staple in my kitchen but this was the least flavorful marinade I've ever used. I will not make it again. I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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