Chile-Bourbon Steak Marinade



Chile-Bourbon marinade gives a great flavor to steaks, also is great on chicken.


  • 1 to 3 serrano peppers (or 1 -3 jalapeno chile, seeded and minced)
  • 1 to 2 ancho chili
  • 2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup Bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar (white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic


Step 1

Soak ancho chiles in warm water for 30 minutes or until soft; remove from water saving 1/2 cup of liquid; remove stems and seeds and discard; then chop anchos into small pieces.

Step 2

Combine all remaining ingredients (including chopped anchos) and the reserved 1/2 cup of liquid (from soaking anchos).

Step 3

Place marinade over steaks (a resealable ziplock bag works nicely) for up to 12 hours (refrigerated).

Step 4

After marinating, bring steaks to room temperature, remove from marinade, pat dry with paper toweling, and prepare as desired.

Step 5

Makes about 1 cup of marinade, enough for several steaks.

3 responses

  1. suzie, I knew u could cook, but my goodness, this is great! it all looks delicious! i’m a follower! on fb right? or email? or google+?

    • Everything I post here goes on FB. I am trying to get it to syndicate to google+ but not sure that is going yet. I also sydicate to twitter and also to pinterest. I have an awful lot more recipes and photos scattered across fooddotcom and at recipezazzdotcom. Things I have from other websites beyond that I have tried to consolidate into the places I already mentioned.

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