also "in the world", or "on earth", or just plain "ever". i am not exaggerating. in the least. you will only need to make and consume this once to get what i'm saying. i got this recipe from my friend jen's mom a long time ago. sometime in our 20's we happened to be both home visiting at the same time, and i had the pleasure of eating at her parents house when her dad was grilling this up. life was never the same::
i double the recipe because we use more than the 3 pounds of sirloin and because a marinade this good calls for some serious submergence.
this will marinate for two days. shake it up once or twice each day just to show it some love. here's an added bonus: after grilling, while the steak is resting, strain out the solids from the leftover marinade. add a bit of cornstarch slurry and bring to a simmer.....that's right, gravy. it just keeps getting better::
in our house, no steak feast is complete without a nice big serving bowl of sauteed mushrooms (i use button mushrooms and quarter them, then just saute in a little olive oil and a touch of garlic). some form of potatoes are also a must. and sometimes steamed spinach, which was something my mom always served with steak::
words escape me. really. i have nothing more to say. except that that last shot is making me want to have this again tomorrow. and the next day. ad infinitum. forevermore.
steak marinade with beer, the recipe:
3 pounds sirloin
2 TBSP olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 TBSP dark brown sugar
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp dry mustard
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
2 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 oz. beer
combine all ingredients, whisk, whisk, add sirloin. marinate for two days. when grilling, baste with marinade. make the gravy, i implore you! pretty simple for something so incredible. if you're a steak and potatoes kind of person, this may just alter the course of the rest of your life. or it will just be your new favorite steak recipe. whichever!