The heat of the summer is fast approaching. It’s that time of year again to move the heat out of the kitchen and to the backyard grill. It’s been very hot here in Florida and grilling season has been in full swing at our house for the past few months. With Memorial Day this weekend, I wanted to share one of my favorite steak recipes for the grill, Bloody Mary Steaks. It’s a very simple marinade. You just use most of the same ingredients you would use in a Bloody Mary cocktail and then let the steaks marinate for a few hours or overnight. This recipe also works equally well on an indoor grill or in a skillet. We use our charcoal grill for recipes like this. Nothing to me is tastier than food from a charcoal grill, although they can be a bit of a pain. To make things easier, I stick to Kingsford Match Light charcoal. It starts quickly and your fire is ready in about 10 minutes. I’ve fumbled with charcoal and lighter fluid, chimney starters, and even the hardwood lump charcoal. We always go back to Match Light. It’s very easy, and the lighter fluid burns off by the time the fire is ready for the food.
Bloody Mary Grilled Steaks Recipe
1 steak per person, we used top sirloin
1 1/2 cups tomato juice
1/2 cup vodka
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon horseradish sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon celery salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon black pepper
1. Combine all ingredients except steaks and oil in a gallon sized bag or marinating dish. Stir to combine and add steaks. Let marinate 3 – 4 hours or overnight.
2. Preheat grill or skillet. Brush grill lightly with oil. Cook until desired temperature.
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