Steak & Beer Recipe: The Guinness Marinade

Guinness is a dark stout beer that a lot of beer drinkers are a little weary about trying. Some people just don’t have the pallet for a stout beer, I agree it is an acquired taste.  I now thoroughly enjoy an ice cold Guinness on occasion. This recipe is a great way to enjoy Guinness, even if you don’t prefer to drink it. It is a classic marinade that is full of flavor. The beer in this marinade will give your steaks a subtle earthy flavor that allows the natural delicious flavor of the steak to come through. Try this on a flank steak, London broil, or sirloin.

This recipe will marinate about 4 steaks.


  • 1 Can Guinness Stout Beer
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 Small Vidalia Onion
  • 2 Shallots
  • 4 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Tarragon
  • 2 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

Finely chop shallot, garlic and onion and place in a mixing bowl. Finely chop parsley and tarragon, add to bowl. Add Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, Guinness beer, soy sauce and seasonings then mix well to combine. Let stand for 30 minutes to marry flavors. Add seasoned steaks to a sealable container or large ziplock bags marinate overnight. Once you have finished marinating, place the remaining marinade in a small saucepan and reduce it until slightly thickened. Use the reduced marinade as a sauce for finished steaks.

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2 Responses to “Steak & Beer Recipe: The Guinness Marinade”

  1. SteveF Says:

    Guinness is also perfect for a Homebrewed Malt Vinegar for your Bass Ale Battered Fish & Chips…just get two bottles Guinness, 3 shots very neutral Vodka and a Cider Vinegar Starter, wait 6 months and WOW what an awe inspiring Malt Vinegar you will have to sprinkle on Fish or whatever, also adds a very malty tartness to marinades.

  2. Simply Beer Says:

    @steve, that sounds awesome! I’ll have to try this!

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