We have a new video to go with this favorite recipe! I’m so excited to share this recipe with you, this family favorite recipe has won a bunch of awards. This recipe is for meat lovers / steak lovers: the best Poor Boy Steak marinade.
You have to see this old newspaper clipping of my cute mom when she was a sophomore in High School. She took this recipe to the County Beef Cook-Off and won! I’m so proud! I can’t not giggle a bit when I see this cute picture of her…oh the hair!
This one reads: “She’s in her third year of Home Economics.” So awesome! Why oh why didn’t I take Home Ec when I was in High School?! Three years of Home Ec?! My future self wants to travel back in time and make that happen…it could only have helped what I’m doing now, right?!
So when I claim “award winning recipe” …it truly was! Once you give it a try you’ll see why it’s so good. Here’s what the steak looks like with the marinade before you grill it. *Update – the recipe in the news print shows 1 tablespoon of garlic powder, we have since adapted this recipe to 1 teaspoon garlic powder, it’s better with less.
As you grill it, you brush it with more of the flavorful marinade.
Take a look at those lovely grill marks.
Poor Boy Steak Marinade Recipe
- Costco's Tri-Tip Steaks or Tri-Tip Roast
- 1/2 cup creamy French Dressing
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
In a medium sized bowl combine the french dressing, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic powder and soy sauce. Mix together until well combined.
Place meat in a shallow pan. Pour marinade over meat. Marinate overnight or at least 3 hours. Turn meat over during the marinating time.
Before grilling remove meat from the marinate brushing off excess sauce.
Depending on the thickness (or depending on how you like your meat cooked), here's a good rule of thumb for cooking steaks: Place the steaks on the grill and cook until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the steaks over and continue to grill 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135 degrees F), 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140 degrees F) or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150 degrees F).
As you cook and turn the steak over, continue to brush the steaks with the sauce every 10 minutes.
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That’s it! Pretty simple and so good! My grandma uses this marinade on ribs as well. It’s so good.
Looking for more delicious marinades? Here’s a few you’ll like: