Hi everyone, I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day!
Despite some less than stellar weather, I had an awesome extended weekend spending time with friends in Chicago!
Friday morning I was on the road at the crack of dawn to kick off girl’s weekend with two of my besties in Wicker Park. We took in a show at Second City, shopped, and played tourists, making sure to stop at “The Bean.” I’ve been to Chicago more times than I can count but have never seen the famous reflective sculpture in Millennium Park. I think it’s actually supposed to be a water droplet, but to me it’s “the bean”. ;)
One evening we decided to cook at home and put my friend Natalie on steak duty. She whipped up the most INCREDIBLE 3-ingredient Dijon-Brown Sugar Marinated Steak recipe that you need to make ASAP! This recipe could. not. be. simpler. Just slather steaks in a simple three-ingredient marinade then grill to juicy perfection. You will devour this savory-sweet steak.
First, the marinade: extra virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, and brown sugar. That’s it! (Oh and some salt and pepper.)
Start by placing 1lb of your favorite steak in a shallow dish. We had tip steaks this weekend, and I used flat iron steak when I made this at home. Flat iron is a bit tougher than a New York Strip, for example, but it’s inexpensive and if you cook it very quickly over high heat, then slice against the grain, it’s stellar.
Use whatever you want though. If I was going all out I’d use a ribeye.
Next add 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar, and lots of salt and pepper.
Rub the marinade all over the steak then cover and marinate for 1-4 hours. You want a nice, thick coating on the outside of the steak.
When it’s time to eat, pull the steak out of the fridge to get the chill off for 10-15 minutes then crank the grill up to high and cook to your preferred level of doneness.
Let the steak rest off the heat for 5-7 minutes BEFORE you cut in. If you cut the steak too soon all the juices will come running out and you’ll have shoe leather. No bueno. After letting it rest, carve and eat up!
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Dijon-Brown Sugar Marinated Steak
Dijon-Brown Sugar Marinated Steak is just three ingredients that add mouthwatering flavor to any cut of steak.
- 1lb steak (flat iron, flank, ribeye, tip)
- 1 Tablespoon virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
- salt and pepper (lots)
- Place steak in a large shallow dish. Add oil, mustard, brown sugar, and lots of salt and pepper then rub into steak and marinate for 1-4 hours.
- Let steak rest out of fridge for 10-15 minutes then heat grill to high and grill to preferred doneness. Let rest 5-7 minutes before serving.
- Make sure grill grates are clean and carefully brush with canola or vegetable oil before grilling to prevent sticking.
This recipe is courtesy of Iowa Girl Eats, http://iowagirleats.com.
I seriously think this will be my go-to seasoning for grilled steaks from now on. The savory flavor of the mustard paired with the caramelized sweetness from the brown sugar is just ridiculous. So easy, plus I always have the ingredients on hand!
I served my steak with Roasted Potato Coins. That’s just petite Idaho potatoes sliced into coins then tossed with extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper and roasted at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, flipping half way through. Delicious!
Hope you enjoy!