Whiskey Rib Eye

Total Time:
40 min
25 min
Inactive Prep:
15 min
2 servings


  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, such as Tabasco
  • 1/3 cup bourbon or other whiskey
  • 2 14-ounce rib eye steaks
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Serving suggestions: onion rings and baked potatoes


In a small bowl combine the soy sauce, sugar, mustard and hot sauce. Pour the ingredients into a small saucepot and whisk over low heat until well combined and the sugar caramelizes, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the whiskey and stir together. Bring the mixture to a simmer over low heat while stirring often. Then remove from heat.

Heat a medium pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the steaks with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place the steaks into the pan and brush the marinade onto the steaks and around the edges as they cook. Cook until the steaks develop caramelized crusts, and then flip and brush the marinade on the other sides, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Serve the steaks with onions rings and baked potatoes.

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