The last day of summer is September 22nd. Do you know what that means? It’s time to get in your last minute backyard BBQ parties before school starts. I’m always trying to make backyard grilling fun. One of the fondest memories I have is when we first hooked our hammock up to the canopy of trees that look like they were made for a hammock in between them. We all enjoyed a lazy afternoon, which is few and far between, together just talking and staring up at the sky.
But, no matter what the case, we always enjoy our backyard grilling and time spent together as a family. From playing in the sprinkler with the kids, to building a backyard fire pit for us all to enjoy, to playhouses and hammocks, the only thing we hadn’t revamped were the same old tired grill meals we always cook. Not that the classic standard of a Hebrew National hotdog wasn’t enough, it’s just that when we grill, we don’t grill alone!
From friends and neighbors to relatives near and far, a good meal on our grill in the backyard is a wonderful time to share some memories and some delicious eats with loved ones. For the kids, you can never go wrong with a Hebrew National hotdog. The crispy all beef taste just can’t be beat for the little ones and the adults alike, but it is always impressive when you add a little variety to the grill.
I had run out of ideas out of the ordinary grilled dog, burger, kabobs or steak. That was until I decided to combine one of my all time favorite beers as a marinade to the food we were so tiredly preparing the same way. Now I’ve always generally used “the cheap stuff” as a marinade, as I didn’t want to waste a single sip of the preferred beverage, but I sure am glad that I did when I gave this unique and delicious recipe a try.
Aside from the favorite grilled hot dog, I love a good steak sandwich!
Guinness Steak Sandwiches
1 bottle Guinness extra stout beer
1/2 cup finely yellow chopped onion
1/3 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 pound kosher boneless rib-eye steaks
1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
Rye bread (4 slices)
Combine the Guinness stout, yellow onion, soy sauce, brown sugar, rosemary, garlic and steaks in a large Tupperware with a lid.
Shake the steak in the marinade, making sure its covered and refrigerate overnight if possible, although I let it sit for about 6 hours.
Preheat a grill to about 350. Remove the steaks from the marinade and toss the steaks directly on the grill. Save about a cup of the “beer-inade”. Brush onion slices with oil, hit them with some salt and pepper and place in foil on top rack of grill.
Grill the steak until browned on the first side, about 5 minutes.
Flip the steak and cook another 5 minutes.
Remove the steak from the grill. Toss rye bread on top rack for about a minute per side, just to get toasted enough.
Meanwhile, place the reserved cup marinade in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce to medium-low heat and continue the boil for about 10 minutes.
Top the toasted rye bread with onions and about 1 tablespoon of the “beer-inade”. Slice the steak; dividing it on the sandwiches and drizzle with more “beer-inade”.
Eat it by hand if you dare, but I suggest a fork and knife.
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