Whiskey Sirloin Steak Recipe
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Whiskey Sirloin Steak Recipe

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Moist, tender and slightly sweet from the marinade, this juicy steak boasts wonderful flavor and oh-so-easy preparation. Serve with potatoes and a green vegetable for a complete meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Featured In: 32 Super Steak Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Broil: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Broil: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup whiskey or apple cider
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 beef top sirloin steak (1 pound and 1 inch thick)

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 168 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 46mg cholesterol, 353mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients; add the beef. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place beef on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Whiskey Sirloin Steak in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p51

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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NanZim User ID: 3929200 235805
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"I used apple cider vinegar instead of the whiskey. I also used venison steak. The meat comes out tender. My husband enjoyed the dish."

sdcowgirl User ID: 5923191 169279
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2013

"Loved this!!! I used vension steak and blackberry flavored whiskey and it was great. For all you hunters this is a keeper!"

mrsyoungkm User ID: 4544401 170821
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"Was a little sweet for my taste. Very tender, simple to make and quick! Definitely a make again!"

tcarloss User ID: 5207781 119687
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2011

"Excellent flavor! I marinated overnight and used apple cider vinegar instead of whiskey. Although the flavor was great, my steak was a little tough. Next time I will either try a different cut of meat or grilling on low instead of broiling. The marinade is definitely a keeper though."

willardk User ID: 5227450 109619
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"This recipe was very good! I made with the apple cider instead of actual whiskey. I marinated my meat for about 10 hours and it was fantastic. I will be making this again!"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 174709
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2010

"Wow! Fantastic, even my picky kids liked it!"

dellsnut User ID: 2404615 105585
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"I used whiskey.....we all loved it! Next time I'll try flat iron steak....no steak sauce needed with this one!"

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