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Marinated Steak
like The Outback's

Use any cut of meat you'd like for the most
delicious steak you'll ever grill!

Serves: 2 - 4
Prep. Time:

2 - 4 beef steaks - any cut suitable for grilling
1 cup beer
1 Tbls. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. monosodium glutamate (MSG) OR un-flavored meat tenderizer

Top Secret Restaurant Recipes Steaks, Ribs, Chops
How to Grill by Steven Raichlen Bobby Flay's Boy Meets Grill
Weber's Big Book of Grilling Barbecue Bible

-Place steaks in a shallow pan, pour beer over, and marinate for 1 hour in the refrigerator.
-Remove steaks from beer; discard beer.
-Combine remaining ingredients and rub evenly over steaks.
-Marinate steaks for 1/2 hour in the refrigerator.
-Grill steaks over a medium-high flame until desired doneness.

I like to use Bud Light or Miller Light. A light beer will produce a mild beer flavor and dark beer will make the steaks strong. Monosodium glutamate, or MSG, is sold in most supermarkets in the spice aisle under the brand name Accent.

Make It A Meal: Serve with a salad tossed with Caesar Salad Dressing and Bread like The Outback's.

15 Visitor Comments About This Recipe Submit Yours Below!
  • You really made my day with your Outback steak recipe. Everyone loved it. Passed it to my dad and they loved it (he didn't tell my mom that he soaked the steak in beer!).

  • This is a great recipe. I was task to grill 48 steaks for a Valentine Dinner for the church I attend. When the dinner was over, I was approached by the Pastor and invited to cook for all of his dinner parties. Along with his compliments, I was approached by many more members stating these were the best steaks ever in the history of the Valentines dinners. The comments were such as; that was the best spent $15.00 per plate, Would you give me the recipe...Thanks for rescuing me on this one.

  • This recipe made my dinner the talk of the family. Everyone loved them.

  • My 18 year old daughter wanted me to take her boyfriend out with the family for his birthday to The Outback. I thought it a good idea, but liking to cook, I thought I would try this recipe and we would make a night of it at home. She was less than amused, but went along with the idea. I bought a beef loin and cut my own steaks and they thought that was neat in itself. I prepared everything and laid out the feast. WOW!!!! They loved it. (and I saved about $60). They have suggested we do it once a month. Yeah, I'm in. My teen actually WANTS to spend an evening at home with us and we have great steaks. Everyone wins in more ways than one.

  • Honestly the BEST steaks I've ever cooked. Even better than any steak I've eaten in a restaurant.

  • Robbie you really out did yourself on this one girl. These steaks are by far the best steaks I have ever had home cooked. My family and I both thought these were better then the outback steaks too!! If you guys are thinking of making this, stop thinking about it and do it, you will not regret it, I promise you that!!

  • This is the first recipe from this website that I've tried. I'm a southerner that has grilled steak in just about every way imaginable (believe me) and I have to admit that steaks came out superb! I even used generic "select" grade NY strip steaks from a national chain grocery store which are always a bit tough to me compared to restaurant grade steaks. I don't know if its the beer or the Accent that did it, but these puppies came out VERY tender. I leaning towards the fact that it was the beer since I let it marinade overnight vs. the rub that was only on it for about 30 min. The flavor was great as well. My wife will not normally eat a steak without her A1 sauce but this is one she admitted to not needing it. I plan on using this steak marinade/rub combo from now and as thanks I'm ordering your book. This first recipe was so good that I can't wait to try some others!

  • This was a terrible recipe for steak!! Or anything else. Yuck!

  • We loved this recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  • Sorry but I have to say I was disappointed. I could taste the beer and the overall flavor just wasn't anything like the Outback steaks I've had. It was very tender though:-)

  • love it! easy to prepare in ready while doing my homework,thanks and more power

  • Wow, this recipe was AWSOME. We are from Kansas and my Husband is from Iowa and he knows a good steak. We have already had it four times!! I can't wait to try another one of your recipes!!

  • Hello. I made this recipe for a cookout that I had over the summer. Had about 40 people. Bought "generic" steaks. The whole crowd were amazed and asked for recipe. I was almost wanting to keep it all for myself. Great job! LOVE this site.


  • i don't know if i did something wrong, but i tried this recipe and the final result tasted only beer, not good at all. I followed all the steps and ingredients correctly, only thing diferent is that i used regular bud instead of the light version....i don't know what went wrong, but it was all beer taste on my steak.

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