Kyle Mendenhall's Sugar Steak Marinade
❝ Here is my favorite steak marinade recipe. It's super simple, and travels well in the outdoors for car camping or trekking. It works great with red meat or game, and you can use just about any cut. My favorite is to use it with beef sirloin. The marinade provides outstanding flavor with a bit of spice, and the sugar tenderizes the meat and keeps it juicy.❞
SERVINGS: 4 | PREP TIME: 1HR 15MIN | COOK TIME: 30MIN
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and ‟pulse” blend for about 20 seconds. If you're in the field or don't have a food processor, you can mix them all together in a bowl on‒site or ahead of time. You can make the marinade (or dry rub as it's also called) days before you use it if needed, just keep it cold and in a sealed container or Ziplock bag.
1 hour before you're ready to grill your steaks, using a small pan, bowl or tray, cover the raw meat with the marinade being sure to use it liberally and to completely cover all sides of the meat. Let the marinated meat sit at room temperature for an hour while checking in every 15 minutes to turn and continue rubbing in the marinade by hand (massage it).
After the meat has sat in the marinade for an hour you will notice that the sugar and salt have mostly dissolved, this is great. Using a towel, brush off any excess marinade and dry the meat. Move the meat directly to the grill. Cook to your desired temperature and enjoy!
FOR 4 ea. 10oz Steaks (Plus Extra):
- • 4: 10‒ounce Steaks
- • 2 cups: Brown Sugar
- • 1 cup: Kosher Salt
- • 1 tsp: Ground Black Pepper (If you can find smoked black pepper it's even better!)
- • 1 tbsp: Fresh Thyme (Picked Leaves ‒ you can substitute dried thyme if needed, just use half the amount)
- • 3: Garlic Cloves Minced
- • 1/2 tsp: Red Chili Flakes