Sweet Heat Steak Marinade

Sweet Heat Steak Marinade – hot sauce & brown sugar marinade that is totally addicting!! A little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lotta YUM! Great on any cut of steak! Frank’s hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, & brown sugar. The BEST! Can cook on the grill or in a skillet on the stovetop. Ready to eat in about 10 minutes! Leftovers are great in a quesadilla, on top of a salad, or in a sandwich wrap! #steak #mariande #hotsauce #brownsugar

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The BEST Steak Marinade

We grill skirt steak a lot at our house. Have you ever tried skirt steak? It is one of our favorite cuts of steak. It cooks quickly and packs a TON of flavor. While you can just season skirt steak with just some salt and pepper, we always marinate our steaks. This Sweet Heat marinade is my favorite skirt steak marinade. It is a little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lotta good! We make this at least once a month. We like this better than any fancy steakhouse steak!

How to Make Sweet Heat Steak Marinade

This marinade is super easy to make. Simply whisk together hot sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, and olive oil. Place the skirt steak in a ziplock bag and pour the marinade over it. Let the steak hang out in the marinade for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight. When you are ready to eat, throw the steak on the grill. Skirt steak is very thin and only needs to cook a few minutes on each side to reach medium-rare to medium. Be careful not to overcook the steak!

  • I used Frank’s Hot Sauce. You can use regular hot sauce or the wing sauce. I have also used Crystal’s Hot Sauce.
  • We always marinate our skirt steak the night before cooking it. Our philosophy is the longer the better.
  • Is the steak super spicy? Even though this is marinated in a cup of hot sauce, it doesn’t have a lot of heat. It tasted delicious. The sweetness from the brown sugar balances out the heat in the hot sauce. You taste more of the hot sauce flavor than the heat.
  • If you are worried about the heat, feel free to adjust the amount of hot sauce to your personal preference.
  • Can I use this marinade on any steak? We love to use skirt steak with this marinade, but it would also be great on ribeyes, flank steak, or sirloin steak.
  • I don’t have a grill, can I cook the steak on the stove? Yes! Heat some oil in a skillet until hot. Cook the steak for 2 to 4 minutes per side.
  • We prefer to cook this steak to Medium-Rare or 130ºF internal temperature.
  • Let the steak rest about 5 minutes before slicing against the grain into thin slices.

What to Serve with Grilled Steak

As I said, this is our favorite steak recipe. We always grill 2 pounds of skirt steak when we make this. We like to make quesadillas for lunch with the leftovers. SO good! Give this Sweet Heat Steak Marinade the next time you fire up the grill. You won’t be disappointed!

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Sweet Heat Steak Marinade

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Sweet Heat Steak Marinade – hot sauce & brown sugar marinade that is totally addicting!! A little sweet, a little spicy, and a whole lotta YUM! Great on any cut of steak! Frank's hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, & brown sugar. The BEST! Can cook on the grill or in a skillet on the stovetop. Ready to eat in about 10 minutes! Leftovers are great in a quesadilla, on top of a salad, or in a sandwich wrap! #steak #mariande #hotsauce #brownsugar

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 lb skirt steak or other cut of beef

Instructions:

  • Whisk together first 7 ingredients. Pour over meat and refrigerate for 4 hours, up to overnight.
  • Remove meat from marinade and grill until meat has reached desired temperature.
  • Skirt steak cooks really quick. It only takes about 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Notes:

I used Frank’s Hot Sauce. You can use regular hot sauce or the wing sauce. I have also used Crystal’s Hot Sauce.
We always marinate our skirt steak the night before cooking it. Our philosophy is the longer the better.
Even though this is marinated in a cup of hot sauce, it doesn’t have a lot of heat. It tasted delicious. The sweetness from the brown sugar balances out the heat in the hot sauce. You taste more of the hot sauce flavor than the heat.
If you are worried about the heat, feel free to adjust the amount of hot sauce to your personal preference.
We love to use skirt steak with this marinade, but it would also be great on ribeyes, flank steak, or sirloin steak.
To cook the steak on the stove heat some oil in a skillet until hot. Cook the steak for 2 to 4 minutes per side.
We prefer to cook this steak to Medium-Rare or 130ºF internal temperature.
Let the steak rest about 5 minutes before slicing against the grain into thin slices.

Steph

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  1. This marinade is amazing…we used it on flank steak and tonight we are trying it on chicken. can't wait. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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