SIMPLE MARINADE FOR A SIMPLE STEAK
When I was growing up in a family of 8 kids, steak was a rare treat and to feed such an army mom would buy chuck steak to stay within her budget. My dad would salt & pepper them and throw them on the grill... but while he was grilling them he would sprinkle them with beer. I can remember how we would mow thru them like a bunch of savages and remember the special flavor the beer gave them. I have incorporated the Beer into my steak marinades in honor of my dad because it always takes me back home.
2 chuck steaks (you can use any cut you like but will be doing yourself a dis-service if you don't try the chuck steak once)
1/2 can of beer (take your pick they are all good!)
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon each of garlic granules and onion powder
1/4 cup of oil
CBP to your liking
Cut the steaks into serving sized pieces. (do it now because it will be falling apart when it comes out of the marinade and will be hard to cut before it's cooked). place meat in a gallon ziplock bag. Mix all other ingredients in a bowl and pour over the steak pieces. Remove all air and seal, kneading the bag well to work the marinade into the meat. place the bag in the fridge overnight turning and kneading it a couple times whenever you are in the area.
Get the grill good and hot and sear the meat to your liking. Rare to medium is best because if you go any farther the sugar will burn. you can heat the marinade into a reduction if you want to but the meat will be full of all the goodies already.