Lemon Tequila Steak Marinade Recipe

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 14 mins
Total: 34 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
734 Calories
51g Fat
12g Carbs
59g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 734
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 65%
Saturated Fat 19g 94%
Cholesterol 156mg 52%
Sodium 988mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 59g
Calcium 45mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This recipe is a must try! The lemon and tequila work beautifully together to season this steak. Serve with grill vegetable kebabs for a complete meal.


  • 4 (8-ounce) New York steaks (about 1-inch thick)
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine tequila, black pepper, lemon juice, lemon zest, and minced garlic in a non-metal bowl.

  2. Place the steaks in a resealable plastic bag.

  3. Pour marinade over steaks making sure all surfaces are well coated.

  4. Carefully release air out of bag and seal.

  5. Place steaks into a refrigerator for 4 to 12 hours.

  6. Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  7. Remove steaks from bag and reserve marinade.

  8. Season steaks with salt and place onto grill.

  9. Cook the steaks 6 to 7 minutes per side or until they've reached the desired doneness.

  10. Place reserved marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil.

  11. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt to the mixture. Reduce heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. It can easily be done if your grill unit has a side burner. If not, cook sauce while steaks are resting.

  12. Once the steaks are cooked, remove from heat and let meat rest for 7 to 10 minutes. Top with cooked sauce and serve. If you'd prefer no sauce, then, by all means, serve as is.

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