Barbecue season is upon us so get out there and use the grill! This versatile marinade turns into a sauce to enjoy with the steaks. The flavour of coke adds sweetness while it helps marinate the meat to produce a tender juicy steak.
1 can (355 mL) Coca-Cola
1/2 cup (125 mL) chili sauce
1/4 cup (50 mL) cider vinegar
2 tbsp (25 mL) molasses
2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder
4 striploin grilling steaks (about 2 lbs/1 kg)
Pinch salt and pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley
In large shallow glass dish, whisk together coke, chili sauce, vinegar, molasses and chili powder. Add steaks and turn to coat. Cover and let marinate for at least 1 hour or for up to 4 hours.
Remove steaks to large plate from marinade and let excess drip off. Pour marinade into saucepan and add garlic. Bring to a boil and boil, stirring occasionally for about 12 minutes or until reduced to about 1 1/4 (300 mL) cups. Stir in parsley.
Meanwhile, place steaks on greased grill over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, turning once or until desired doneness. Serve with sauce.