The secret ingredient to Dad's super-delicious steaks is maple syrup.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

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  • Place the steaks in a bowl, and drizzle on both sides with maple syrup. Rub with garlic, seasoned salt, and pepper.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Place steaks on the grill, and cook 7 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; protein 65.9g 132% DV; carbohydrates 15.7g 5% DV; fat 17.6g 27% DV; cholesterol 131.7mg 44% DV; sodium 825mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2006
I posted this recipe last year and just realized I wasn't specific enough that you must use REAL maple syrup. Don't try and make this with Mrs. Butterworth's - that's a disaster waiting to happen! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2007
We made this exactly as called for in the recipe but really didn't like the taste. It was very sweet and we used very expensive steaks for the recipe so my wife and I were disappointed. If you want a sweet steak it would be good. Read More
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129 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 39
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2006
I posted this recipe last year and just realized I wasn't specific enough that you must use REAL maple syrup. Don't try and make this with Mrs. Butterworth's - that's a disaster waiting to happen! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2004
Hi.. Thanks for a great simple recipe... just a few ingredients and a nice taste... I used some pure maple I had from my pre-low carb days... fresh garlic some fresh ground multi-variety (green red black) pepper I use on eggs and a good quality season salt I get in Milwaukee... the only change I made was to use the season salt on the meat not in the sauce... I was also afraid of caramelizing so I grilled the meat 5 minutes a side before adding the sauce then finished another 5 on a side... but because of the pure maple nothing turned black... nobody guessed the "secret" ingredient (the maple syrup) and everyone loved it... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2006
There's lots of great ways to prepare a steak. However this is one recipe where you can decide last minute that you feel like a steak tonight without being concerned that you haven't had it in the fridge in your favorite marinade for most of the day. The ingredients are common enough that you're bound to always have them on hand. The maple syrup and the simple spices blend nicely for a steak that has more than just that pure beef flavour. So next time you're looking for a quick way to prepare a slab of juicy beef try this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2005
I made this recipe one night when I was making steak and happened to have the ingredients on hand. I wasn't sure about maple syrup with steak but it makes an unbelievably great steak! I have made this recipe numerous times now and would highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
Fantastic! Loved this recipe! The flavor was great: sweet and smokey. My only change I doubled the garlic (Oh how I adore Garlic!). However please realize that if you use this moist rub immediately after placing the steak on the grill you cannot cook the steak past medium rare -- or medium but that is pushing it. Remember sugar burns easily. If you like a well done steak DO NOT brush this on the steak until it is medium/medium well. Your results will be superior. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2006
The maple syrup is a bit of a twist on the ol' beeferoo. It crystalized and added a sweet-but-not-too-sweet taste to the meat. I added rosemary to the rub for taste and its flavor and aroma added that little extra that the dish needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2007
OMG this was so easy and everyone loved it. It is the norm for our summer grilling now. Works on everything! Beef Chicken Pork Salmon... It all tastes great! Add Mongolian Fire Oil to give some heat if you like it hot. Steller! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2011
I used this for a fathers day cookout (how fitting). I got great results from it. I applied it before grilling and liberally while cooking and the taste was fantastic. The sugars in the syrup made a great crust on the outside and the added flavors really enhanced the flavor of the sirloin steaks that I made. A few notes: Fresh ground black pepper is so accessible nowadays and it really does make a difference in recipes like this so do your self a favor and use it here. BUT I have great faith in dried herbs and spices if utilized properly. So I replaced fresh garlic cloves with garlic powder. I find that crushed or minced garlic cloves rarely add enough flavor to make any difference in grilling and are just a hassle to apply effectively in recipes like this. Garlic powder integrates flavor into the sauce very easily and there's no problems with evenness or application. Sure the flavor isn't of "Fresh" garlic but the most important flavor is the steak anyway. (Garlic salt works well too just be sure to omit some of the "seasoned salt" as well) Also with this sauce there's no such thing as too much. Only so much sauce is going stay on the meat as it is and while it's cooking the sauce tends to roll off the meat anyway so keep the steak well coated. I promise you that it's hard to over-do it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2007
Wonderful! I couldn't detect much sweetness (I used real maple syrup) & the flavor was great. The rub adhered very well & the outside of the steak caramelized slightly...we got some great grill marks. I didn't measure anything but teh syrup & I topped each staek w/ a pat of butter after removing it from the grill. My grandson "yummed" all the way through dinner...thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2007
We made this exactly as called for in the recipe but really didn't like the taste. It was very sweet and we used very expensive steaks for the recipe so my wife and I were disappointed. If you want a sweet steak it would be good. Read More
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