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Molasses Chili Steak Marinade

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Marinade
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Author: Based on a recipe from Cooking Canuck


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1 pound steaks


  • Whisk together all ingredients except for the steaks.
  • Pour marinade into the bottom of a large resealable container, or divided between two containers large enough to hold each steak.
  • Add steaks. Coat bottoms well then flip and coat other sides.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, flipping the steaks every 15 minutes.
  • Cook as you normally would. Note that since the marinade contains molasses and brown sugar the steaks will char if left over high heat for very long. Sear your steaks over high heat then finish them over indirect heat to prevent burning.