If you are a fan of garlic, this garlic steak with garlic confit will surely put a smile on your face.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk minced garlic, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a bowl, then pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the steaks, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.

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  • Combine 12 garlic cloves and 1 cup olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is golden and tender, about 30 minutes. Set aside.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove steaks from bag, wiping off excess marinade with paper towels. Generously season steaks with salt and black pepper.

  • Cook the steaks on the prepared grill until they start to firm and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, about 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C). Remove steaks to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes.

  • Drizzle balsamic vinegar over steaks, then spoon a few cloves of oil-roasted garlic on top.

Nutrition Facts

865.1 calories; protein 100.1g 200% DV; carbohydrates 11.7g 4% DV; fat 44g 68% DV; cholesterol 197.2mg 66% DV; sodium 208.7mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
If you love garlic, then you'll absolutely adore this recipe! I marinated the steaks overnight and while there's nothing quite like a grilled steak the combination of the balsamic vinegar along with the oil-roasted garlic put this classic over the top! This definitely did put a smile on my face as well as my husband's. Thanks for yet another fabulous recipe Chef John!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2019
My rating isn't for the cooking, its for the fact that the picture is NOT a N.Y. steak, its has a bone in it and is very juicy looking, which N.Y.. steaks, while expensive, do not. Looks more like a rib eye. Second....two 12 oz. steaks for 2 people??? Unbelievable, that's enough for 4 people at least. So, while I love John's recipe, unless you're feeding someone who doesn't know the cuts of beef or the amount for each person ( about 4-6 oz.) its not correct. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 31
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2012
If you love garlic, then you'll absolutely adore this recipe! I marinated the steaks overnight and while there's nothing quite like a grilled steak the combination of the balsamic vinegar along with the oil-roasted garlic put this classic over the top! This definitely did put a smile on my face as well as my husband's. Thanks for yet another fabulous recipe Chef John!!! Read More
(42)
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2012
I made this tonight and it was awesome! Chef John hit another home run with this recipe. I only marinated the steaks for 6 hours and cooked them to med-rare. I served them with "Herb's Popular Baked Beans" (a recipe that I had submitted to this site). Try the "Herb's Popular Baked Beans" recipe. I guarantee you that won't be disappointed. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2012
Garlic Lover? You will love this! I used the leftover garlic olive oil for grilled potatoes some garlic bread grilled romaine salad and grilled asparagus. It was a garlic lovers dream! Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2013
This is a tough one for me to rate and I'll tell you why. I've tried this recipe exact as it is a few times now and for some reason I don't seem to get a good garlic taste from the marinated meat itself (have used a few different cuts as well). While I can add some of the garlic oil as directed at the end which makes it tastes better it seems like the marinating is extra work for not enough payback. I would prefer to cook a good steak and add some garlic butter to the top of it then go through all these steps. Having said all of this though I LOVE this garlic oil for bread dipping. I have made it for that purpose and added herbs to it and it is amazing for that. So I have given the recipe 4 stars because of that but I do think that others should try the full recipe version to see what they think. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/30/2012
I marinated the 2 rib eyes in ingredients for 3-4 days, then cooked them on the charcoal grill, until medium rare, and they came out terrific. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2012
Excellent I used precleaned garlic cloves after 45 min on low mine were still not soft so put all in a metal casserole dish covered w/foil and put in 350 oven w/the sweet potatoes. For marinade covered steaks lightly both sides w/ worchestershire then some garlic marinade and sprinkled w/Montreal seasoning. Put all in a Pyrex dish covered and turned a couple times for 2 hours. Grilled to perfection and the soft sweet garlic spread over the top was mouth watering. Will make a nice steak sandwich today!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2013
I marinated the steaks for only 5 hours and had more than 2 ounces of steak in each batch of marinade, but the garlic flavor still came through on the steaks. It was subtle, but definite. Instead of whole cloves I minced the roasted garlic to make a garlic oil sauce. The garlic and balsamic vinegar was awesome. Everyone loved this meal! We'll definitely make it again. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2015
I followed this recipe exactly as written...I marinated overnight, about 10 hours. Cooked this for my 'picky steak eater' hubby & he raved about how delicious it was...I never cook steaks because he is so picky about them. He had no complaints about this one, so this one is a keeper. I'm so happy I found this recipe so I can now cook steaks at home!! It's delicious & Thank you! :) Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2012
My daughter and I get together most every Sunday night for grilled steaks. We both loved the "garlic steaks". While it won't replace our go to basic salt-pepper-minced garlic recipe it was a nice change. We'll do it again. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/12/2019
My rating isn't for the cooking, its for the fact that the picture is NOT a N.Y. steak, its has a bone in it and is very juicy looking, which N.Y.. steaks, while expensive, do not. Looks more like a rib eye. Second....two 12 oz. steaks for 2 people??? Unbelievable, that's enough for 4 people at least. So, while I love John's recipe, unless you're feeding someone who doesn't know the cuts of beef or the amount for each person ( about 4-6 oz.) its not correct. Read More