09 May 2011

This is the best steak marinade I have ever tried.  I love tequila, so when when I saw this recipe in the recipe book they hand out at the Taste of Home Cooking School, I couldn't wait to try it.  That was in the fall, so I had to wait through the longest winter ever to finally try it in May (I am kind of a stickler about eating certain foods in a certain season).  The recipe was actually for "Tequila Marinated Steak Quesadillas", but after we marinated and cooked the steak, I had a hard time cutting it up to go in to the quesadillas.  I sneaked a little piece to try the steak by itself, and OH MY.  That was some of the best steak I've ever tasted.  I went ahead and made the quesadillas; they were awesome of course.  But we are definitely using this marinade the next time we just want plain steak.

Tequila Marinade for Steak

¼ cup fresh lime juice
1 cup canola oil
⅓ cup tequila
1 tsp seasoned salt
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 lb. steak

Combine lime juice, oil, tequila, salt, garlic, and oregano in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag.  Add steak and close. Shake to distribute the marinade, coating the entire piece of meat.  Refrigerate for at least 8 hours, turning occasionally.

Grill steak to medium.

Makes 2 servings.

Here's the link for the Tequila Marinated Steak Quesadillas. They turned out really well.

This steak is so good that it will be good motivation for me to not use all the tequila to make margaritas!  But a margarita would go really well with it.  Here's the recipe for my favorite margarita.

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