Lemon Tequila Steak Marinade Recipe

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  • 34 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 14 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
Ratings (4)

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.

What You'll Need

  • 4 8-ounce/225 g new york steaks about 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL tequila
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL lemon zest
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon/7.5 mL salt

How 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 4-12 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.
  1. Cook the steaks 6-7 minutes per side or until they've reached the desired doneness.
  2. Place reserved marinade into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Add 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt to the mixture. Reduce heat and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  It can easily be done if your grill unit has a side burner.  If not, cook sauce while steaks are resting.
  4. Once the steaks are cooked, remove from heat and let meat rest for 7-10 minutes. Top with cooked sauce and serve. If you'd prefer no sauce, then, by all means, serve as is.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 734
Total Fat 51 g
Saturated Fat 19 g
Unsaturated Fat 18 g
Cholesterol 156 mg
Sodium 988 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 59 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)