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Grilled, Marinated Steak




I would not normally recommend that you marinate a steak, but in this particular case, I had a piece of grass-fed steak that was pretty lean and not of the absolute highest quality and so I thought it could benefit from a little marinating.

There are zillions of different marinade recipes out there, but this one was made during my Whole 30 and so is completely Whole 30 compliant.

The general rule for marinades is that you need some sort of acid, some sort of sweetness is nice and then various herbs and spices. Because of the Whole 30, I had to think outside the box on the sweet component and I think using an apple was pretty clever. I didn’t know how much sweetness it would impart, but the sweet definitely came through.

My son, who is the complete culinary expert, said he didn’t enjoy the sweet element. Go figure!

This is a simple recipe that helps elevate an otherwise less than tender or flavorful steak. It was great on the grill, but could just as easily be prepared in a  heavy skillet on the stove. Just sear both sides and check the internal temperature for the doneness you prefer.

I apologize for the lack of artsy photos. I was in the middle of a marathon of cooking for this Whole 30 and it just slipped my mind. Here you see my dinner plate as I hastily threw it together before digging in.

The steak turned out tender and flavorful, which is just what I wanted and more than I expected from an inexpensive cut!




Grilled, Marinated Steak
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5-7 minutes 2-3 hours for marinating
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5-7 minutes 2-3 hours for marinating
Grilled, Marinated Steak
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5-7 minutes 2-3 hours for marinating
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5-7 minutes 2-3 hours for marinating
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Peel and slice apple and crush slightly to release some juices.
  2. Combine apple slices and all other spices and vinegar in a container with a tight fitting lid. Mix to combine.
  3. Add steak to container and flip meat a couple times so both sides are coated in marinade.
  4. Cover container and refrigerate for a few hours.
  5. When time to cook, remove steak from marinade and discard the marinade (don't try to eat the apples like my husband did!).
  6. Cook steak to your liking. Time depends on the thickness of the steak and how pink you like it.
  7. Allow to rest for a few minutes before slicing. This helps keep more of the juices inside your steak. Be sure to slice against the grain for a tender bite.
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