Steak, Beer, and More Beer

I would never argue that there isn’t a good time for a beer.  But the best time for a beer (at least for this fan) is during a summer, baseball tailgate.

And not only does this fan love a cold one in his hand, but he also loves to cook his food in beer. 

Over the past few years my dad and I have worked to perfect the below steak recipe (marinade).  Last summer we finally nailed it….

Beer and Brown Sugar Steak

  • 2 (24 ounce) beef sirloin steaks
  • 1 bottle of Guinness
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of seasoned salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper


  1. Use a fork to poke holes on the surface of the steaks.
  2. Mix together the beer, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, jalapeno pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Pour the sauce over the steaks.
  4. Using a zip lock bag, marinate the steaks overnight (for a least 10 hours).

Game Time

  1. Equally divide the remaining dry ingedients (salt, pepper, and garlic).
  2. Remove the steaks from the zip lock bag. Pour some of the remaining marinade into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Sprinkle 1/2 the remaining dry ingredients on one side of the steaks. 
  4. Set the steaks aside for 5 minutes. 
  5. Turn the steaks over, and sprinkle the remaining dry ingredients on the steaks.
  6. Set the steaks aside for 5 minutes. 
  7. Preheat grill for high heat and lightly oil the grill grate.
  8. Grill the steaks to the desired doneness. Throughout the grilling baste the steaks with the leftover marinade.

Once the steak is done, open up another Guinness and enjoy!