Garlic Balsamic Brown Sugar Steaks

Knock your socks off grilled steaks cooked to perfection with the incredible umami flavors of sweet, salty, tangy and...oh. Heck. Just MAKE these. You can thank me later! Though my hubby is a steak purist, a salt and pepper ONLY man, I happen to love a steak bathed in a fun marinade! 

Garlic Balsamic Brown Sugar Steaks

Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbl. butter
  2. 1 Tbl. salad oil such as canola
  3. 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  4. 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  5. 1/3 cup aged balsamic vinegar (*aged will be sweeter)
  6. 2 Tbl. worcestershire sauce
  7. 1 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
  8. 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  9. 1/2 tsp. sriracha sauce
  10. 1/8 tsp. cajun seasoning such as Slap Ya Mama
  11. 1/8 tsp. cayenne
  12. two thick-cut New York Strip steaks, (beef tenderloins or other tender cuts would work well, too)

Instructions
  • In small saut√© pan, melt butter and oil over medium heat. Add garlic and saut√© 1 minute.
  • Remove pan from heat, add rest of ingredients and stir until brown sugar has melted. Let cool completely.
  • Pour into a ziplock baggie. Close baggie and chill. Add steaks and squish around so that the marinade sauce is coating both well on both sides. Seal baggie closed well, removing air in bag, and pop into the fridge to marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight making sure steaks are not stacked. Turn bag now and then to evenly marinate steaks.