BBQ Steak Marinade

Great barbeque steaks deserve a great bbq steak marinade. This one is all flavored up with onions and herbs with spices and wine. And yep, it's great!

This steak marinade recipe is a good one to use with the old standby, flank steak. It also makes those new kids on the block, flat iron steaks, taste pretty darned good too! "Flat iron" is the newer, catchy name for what was originally called the top blade steak. It's from the chuck blade roast, and nowadays can be found most everywhere.

And you know, with that catchy new name and the cut's rising popularity, the price is also rising. Go figure!

Steak Marinade Recipe

This recipe is an easy one to make if you use your blender. You'll first puree' the ingredients together, then add oil, blending into an emulsion.

1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup red wine
1/2 a medium white onion, chopped
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon dried mustard
2 teaspoons Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 cup vegetable oil

Place all ingredients except the oil in a blender and puree'. With the blender on medium speed, slowly add the oil, emulsifying the ingredients together.

Lay the steaks in a non-reactive container(plastic, glass, stainless steel) and pour in the marinade. Coat both sides. Even easier, put the steaks and marinade in a plastic freezer bag, seal it up, and toss it in the fridge.

Turn or massage your marinating steaks hourly, giving them a total of 4 to 6 hours to soak. Remove from the the bbq steak marinade and grill using medium, indirect heat. Cook for 30-45 minutes, or until done to medium rare. Slice thinly on the diagonal to serve.

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