Cheesy American Goulash

Cheesy American Goulash from 101 Cooking For TwoA classic American ground beef goulash casserole with a cheesy kick. Give it a try today and you’ll have an easy tasty everyday dish that will be a favorite of kids and the whole family.

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The Best Steak Marinade

The Best Steak Marinade from 101 Cooking For Two

Step that steak up a few notches with an excellent marinade. Maybe something special for Father’s Day.

The inspiration is a very common recipe around the internet on blogs and recipe sites. The original (I think) is known as “Best Steak Marinade in Existence” on Allrecipes.com.   Only a few changes to simplify and some rounding for a smaller (Cooking For Two) amount. Plus I didn’t bother with running though a blender.

I generally buy very good beef so a marinade just seems wrong on a filet or porterhouse. Just some salt, pepper and a little garlic please. Strip steaks have just not been our favorites over the years but the best looking steaks at the market were the strips. I had just read Simple Steak Marinade by Chris at Nibble Me This and a marinade seem great but I’m not a “beer person” so Google was my friend again. If you’re a beer person, check out Chris’ post.

Rating:

A 5 minus. I don’t frequently marinade steak but this is good enough to start doing it a lot more. My wife felt it was the best strip steak she has had in years.

Notes:Run though a blender if you want but it doesn’t seem necessary to me. Use black pepper if you don’t have white. Add a pinch of crushed red pepper or a hot or pepper sauce if you want.

In a 1 gallon zip lock bag combine: 3 T soy sauce, 4 T olive oil, 3 T lemon juice, 2 T Worcestershire sauce, 2 t garlic powder, 1 1/2 T dry basil, 2 t dry parsley flakes and 1/2 t white pepper.

Trim your steaks of extra fat. Here are two strip steaks about 12 oz each. (I do not want to hear about not doing this to a strip steak)

Add the steaks to the bag, squeeze out the air and mush the steaks around to get them coated well. Refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours. Longer should be fine.

Remove from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill as usual. Here I’m grilled over high heat for about 15 minutes total.

The Best Steak Marinade from 101 Cooking For Two

Allow to rest for 5 minutes or so before cutting.

The Best Steak Marinade

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

The Best Steak Marinade

Step that steak up a few notches with an excellent marinade.

Ingredients

  • 3 T soy sauce
  • 4 T olive oil
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 2 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 t garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 T dry basil
  • 2 t dry parsley flakes
  • 1/2 t white pepper (or black if you don’t have it)

Instructions

  1. In a 1 gallon zip lock bag combine: 3 T soy sauce, 4 T olive oil, 3 T lemon juice, 2 T Worcestershire sauce, 2 t garlic powder, 1 1/2 T dry basil, 2 t dry parsley flakes and 1/2 t white pepper.
  2. Trim your steaks of extra fat. Add the steaks to the bag, squeeze out the air and mush the steaks around to get them coated well. Refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours. Longer should be fine.
  3. Remove from the marinade and discard the marinade. Grill as usual.
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Updated
December 14 2013