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Beer-Soaked Beef

Points® value
Total Time
21 min
7 min
14 min
This meat is wonderfully tender and so well-flavoured. Marinate it in the morning before you go to work and just pop it in the oven when you get home.



12 fl oz

Olive oil

2 tbsp(s)


1 clove(s), large, peeled and smashed

Fresh lemon juice

2 tbsp(s)

Dark brown sugar

1 tbsp(s)

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Whole cloves


Uncooked lean flank steak

1½ pound(s), 1-inch thick, washed and patted dry


  1. In a 9- X 13-inch glass baking dish, combine beer, oil, garlic, lemon juice, sugar, salt and cloves; add steak. Cover dish and marinate in refrigerator, turning once or twice, at least 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
  2. Place a grill pan in broiler; preheat broiler to high. Remove meat from marinade and broil about 3 1/2 minutes per side for medium rare, or longer until desired doneness.* Remove meat from broiler and place meat on a plate; loosely cover with aluminum foil and let stand for about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, place grill pan on stovetop over high heat; carefully pour marinade onto grill pan. Bring to a boil (beer will foam) and cook until all alcohol burns off, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  4. Slice steak thinly and serve with sauce. Yields about 4 ounces of steak per serving.


* You can also cook this recipe on the grill and reduce the sauce in a saucepan on the stove.