Doc's Potent Jack Daniel's Marinade

Marinated flank steak with herbs.
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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 3 1/2 Cups (55 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
23 Calories
1g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 1/2 Cups (55 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 23
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 342mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 9mg 1%
*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 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. 


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the Jack Daniel's, Guinness Stout, and peanut oil. Add the Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and Tabasco.
  3. 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.
  4. 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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