I was looking through my beer cellar today, not sure what I was really looking for.  Being a warm June day in Jersey I was kind of surprised when I picked out the Troegs Mad Elf Holiday ale;  this is an 11% ABV beer brewed with cherries and honey.  As I was reading the label, I thought that the cherries and honey in this beer plus the alcohol might make for a pretty good steak marinade.

I had sirloin steak in the fridge, which in my opinion is not a very good cut of meat and needs a marinade to help it.  First I put the steak in a Pyrex baking dish that was slightly bigger then the steak (I still want to drink the beer and don’t want to use all of it as the marinade).  I filled the dish up with beer until it came up half way on the steak.  Next flip the steak over so both sides are coated with the Mad Elf and crack some pepper, salt and garlic on each side of the steak.  Let the steak marinate for 90 minutes, flip, and marinate for another 90 minutes.

Finally throw the steak on the grill until it is cooked to your desired likeness, I prefer mine “Bloody as Hell”.

I found this steak really took on the flavors from the beer.  Enjoy! I know I did.  Don’t forget to drink the rest of the beer; it would be a shame to let it go to waste.

Recipe by Simply Beer