If you are searching for a simple tenderizing steak marinade, then this juicy, tender steak recipe is for you!
For years I couldn’t cook my steak well enough for it to be tender. I don’t know about you, but I don’t really enjoy gnawing through my steak. I really enjoy it when it’s tender and easy to chew. I must confess, I think the secret to this recipe is the bi-carb soda. A friend of mine told me sometime ago that she adds it to her stir fry, so I started to do the same. It was a game changer! My stir fry’s became so tender and never tough, but I was yet to try it on a steak.
Then this recipe was born, I’ve been using this recipe for quite a while now and even when cooking tougher game meats like kangaroo and venison, the results are amazing. My daughter does not often eat meat, but when I give her some of this steak she actually enjoys it.
I believe the bi-carb soda acts as a tenderiser and the addition of acidity in the apple cider vinegar helps to start breaking down the proteins, these are guaranteed to be tender.
I love to sneak mushrooms into my families food whenever possible because they are one of the few foods that contain selenium and Vitamin D amongst many other vitamins and minerals, using them in powdered form enables me to do this quite often. If you can’t find powdered mushrooms. Simply by a packet of dried mushrooms and use a food processor to create your own.
We generally serve this with some home-made chips and a garden salad. You could slice the steak and serve it tossed through a salad with some naan bread on the side. Or keep it simple and serve it with some steamed veggies.
Either way you choose to eat this, I certainly hope you love it as much as we do.
Marinated BBQ steak
- 500 g topside steak. *
- 1 Tbsp olive oil.
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar.
- 1/2 tsp bi-carb soda.
- 1 tsp organic gluten free soy.
- 1 tsp mushroom powder.
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder.
- 1/2 tsp onion powder.
- salt and pepper.
- Mix all of your marinade ingredients together, then add your steak. Coat the steak thoroughly in the marinade and leave out at room temperature to rest for an hour.
- Pre heat your BBQ when the steak has 15 mins left to marinate.
- Spray a little olive oil directly onto the steak before placing them onto the grill section of the BBQ. Close the lid if you have one, let it cook for around 3 mins. Then spray with oil and flip over to cook for a further 3 mins.
- If your steaks are quite large, after their second side has cooked for 3 minutes move them onto the solid flat side of your BBQ, turn down the heat to low, cover and cook until they are cooked to your liking. **
- Remove and rest for 5 mins before serving with your choice of sides.