Steak with Beer Marinade 

 Originally Written: September 3, 2009

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on September 4, 2009 by Hanna Trafford

steakHere is a great recipe for you that will make a round steak,which is usually a little tough to grill, absolutely tender and delicious! The best advice I can give you to go visit your local butcher and ask to have the steak cut to at least a 2 inch thickness — especially if you like your steak cooked rare!

Steak with Beer Marinade:

Beef inside round steak, cut at least 2 inches thick


1 Can of regular beer

1/4 cup of cooking oil

2 tbsp. of  apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp. of brown sugar

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon of ground thyme

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of coarse ground pepper


Pierce steak in several places with thin metal skewer or fork and place in shallow dish.

Marinade: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over the steak and turn to coat. Cover and marinade in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours – better overnight, turning several times. Drain, reserving marinade.

Boil reserved marinade in a small saucepan for about 5 minutes.

Preheat barbecue to high. Place steak on a greased grill. Close lid and cook for 4 minutes per side. Turn off centre or left burner and move steak to the unlit side. Close lid and cook over medium heat for about 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 155F for medium or until desired doneness, brushing twice with reserved marinade.

Remove bay leaf from the marinade and discard it, then remove the onion from the marinade to no -stick frying pan. Add a pinch of brown sugar and cook, stirring well. Cook on medium until onion is softened. Pour in remaining marinade and boil until reduced by 1/3.

When your steak is done, place on a wooden board to tray and cut across grain into 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick strips. Top with onion mixture and serve.

Hope you enjoy this recipe and I will welcome your comments and input!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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