Doc's Potent Jack Daniel's Marinade

marinated flank steak
Marinated flank steak with herbs. George Crudo Photography / Getty Images
  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 1/2 Cups (55 servings)

This spirited marinade was shared by Doc Donald. It's a potent combination of Jack Daniel's Whiskey and Guinness Stout. If the combination seems too potent, replace the stout with apple juice or ginger ale.

Marinate steaks for 2 to 8 hours. 

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup whiskey (Jack Daniel's)
  • 12 ounces Guinness Stout
  • 1/3 cup peanut oil
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 3 teaspoons salt (kosher)
  • 3 tablespoons honey

How to Make It

In a medium saucepan, combine the Jack Daniel's, Guinness Stout, and peanut oil. Add the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and Tabasco.

Place the saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the white pepper, garlic, salt, cinnamon, and honey.

Mix well, remove the pan from the heat, and let the marinade stand until cooled to room temperature. Use immediately or store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

ORIGIN: Dr. Donald Houston's Kitchen, circa 1988, Tampa, FL

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 23
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 342 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)