This A1 sauce grilled steak just can’t be beat. It will leave your guests wondering about the complex tastes on the freshly grilled steak. It will be your little secret that it was a one ingredient marinade!
Have you ever wanted to grill but didn’t want to spend hours cutting, prepping, and otherwise getting ready for the grilling marathon? I have those days.
I have a lot of those days.
I love the taste of a steak fresh off the Big Green Egg, but sometimes I just don’t have the time to find recipes, go to the store, buy the ingredients and then actually grill the meat. With a teenage boy and a busy family, I am constantly running around.
I am embarrassed to count how many times a year we make this steak. Really, I am. I started to buy those large huge A1 sauce jars from Costco. You know the ones for large families and small restaurants (um, we have 3 people in our family so let’s keep that secret under wraps here!)
The A1 Grilled Steak is so simple it’s almost silly to write up, but I did want to share it. Many times we find that our favorite recipes are the easiest to make and don’t have tons of different ingredients. This is one of those.
I love serving this dish when our friends come over. Every time they raise their eyebrows when we tell them that this is marinated “only” A1 sauce. After a good searing on the BGE, the flavor of the A1 sauce changes and becomes more subtle and nuanced.
We marinade the rib eye steaks (strip steaks and sirloin work great here as well) in a one gallon ziplock bag. Add about half of the bottle of A1 sauce and work the marinade so it evenly coats the steak.
Stick it in the refrigerator for 4-8 hours.
Note: Marinating it longer than 8 hours made the flavoring a bit too strong for us. Marinating for less than 4 hours just didn’t give enough time to penetrate the meat to highlight the flavor.
Set up the grill for direct heat and bring it up to 350-400 degrees. It takes about 5-7 minutes of grilling on each side, but those times will vary depending on your temperature and the thickness of the cuts of meat.
The secret here is to get a good searing on the steaks. I think it is the searing process that changes the flavor of the A1 sauce. In the comments below, please tell me how your family enjoyed the steaks. Did they guess that the flavor was from A1 sauce?
Grilled A1 Steak on the Big Green Egg
- 2 lbs rib eye steaks
- 1 bottle A1 sauce
Create the A1 Marinade
- Put steaks in one gallon ziplock bag
- Pour 1/2 of the bottle of the A1 into the bag, zip up and squish around to thoroughly coat the steaks
- Place in refrigerator for 4-8 hours to marinate
Prepare the Grill
- Use direct heat on the grill and bring the temperature to 350-400 degrees
- Lightly oil the grate to minimize sticking
Grill the A1 Steaks
- Carefully remove the steaks from the marinade and add them to the hot grill
- Discard remaining marinade and put used tongs in dishwasher as they should not be used again
- The steaks should need 5-7 minutes of grilling on each side. That will depend on the temperature of the grill and the thickness of your steaks
- When they reach the temperature you desire, remove and serve