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Sesame Steaks

There's enough flavor in these steaks to allow the side dish to be simple. So consider serving them with baked potatoes, rice pilaf or another plain vegetable and salad. The meal has always gone over big when I've fixed it for my husband and friends helping out with his latest home construction project. David and I have a daughter, 3. Her new brother or sister is due any day! -Elaine Anderson, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 T-bone steaks (about 1 inch thick)


  • In a shallow glass container, combine the first seven ingredients; mix well. Add steaks and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Drain and discard marinade.
  • Grill steaks, uncovered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 135°; medium, 140°; medium-well, 145°).

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  • rednibs44
    Sep 4, 2017

    This marinade is FANTASTIC! I've made/used many marinades over the years and this one just seems to have that "little something extra." The flavour is amazing and the steaks are so tender, you can easily cut them hardly using a fork!

  • TC51
    Jan 20, 2013

    DELICIOUS! This is our #1 marinate.

  • rudylenak
    Apr 1, 2012

    very GOOD will make again

  • Cast2
    Oct 17, 2011

    This steak was very delicious. We will make again

  • kerrynjames
    Sep 13, 2011

    If I make this again, I think I'd also add a bit of garlic. We had a change of plans and the steak marinated for 24 hours more than was planned, which led to a bit of an overly salty steak, but the flavor was pretty good.

  • Mark Richards
    Jul 24, 2010

    Very good.

  • z0mbina80
    Jul 6, 2010

    Tried this one tonight with some rice, gingered snap peas and carrots, and homemade Hawaiian bread on the side,turned out really well. Only change I would make is to add just a touch of garlic, but that's just personal taste.

  • Classicrock
    Jun 29, 2010

    This is the way I usually prepare our steaks -- it's so yummy! Note: over the years, I have omitted the oil because it causes flare-ups on the grill. -Lori in WI.

  • kfundus
    Sep 2, 2009

    I have used this recipe many times. Always turns out great!!