Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sticky Balsamic Steak







Ingredients:


Marinade Rub
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced and smashed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 lbs petite sirloin (You can really use any kind of steak for this marinade, but for this recipe, petite sirloin takes flavor well, is cheap, and is good for broiling!)
Glaze
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Combine garlic, rosemary, sugar, pepper, and vinegar in a small bowl. It will be thick. (It's kind of a wet rub.)
  2. Rub steaks with mixture. Cover with foil, chill, and let marinate for 1-24 hours. (I know this is a huge variance in time. 24 hours will produce the most robust flavor, but I definitely know what its like to think about dinner last minute and need to marinate something quick. It's still delicious when marinated for only an hour!)
  3. Make glaze by combining vinegar and sugar and reducing over medium/high heat until it has reduced to about 1/4 cup.
  4. Dry steaks and broil for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until center reached 145 degrees F.
  5. Brush steaks with glaze and enjoy! (You can also brush the steaks with the glaze a little before they are done and grill them for a nice smoky flavor!)

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