Sugar Grilled Steaks
Sprinkled generously with sugar, the grill’s fire caramelizes these Sugar Grilled Steaks, leaving a sweet and tasty char. So good!
The snow just keeps on falling around here, making for one of the snowiest seasons on record. But that hasn’t been reason enough to quit grilling outdoors. No siree!
Armed with a shovel and the image of a hot grilled steak in his mind, Blake can conquer any snow topped deck.
And just take a look at these Sugar Grilled Steaks! They are serious drool-worthy material. Sprinkled generously with sugar, the grill’s fire caramelizes the steaks, leaving a sweet and tasty char. They are SO GOOD!
I completely have my husband to thank for finding and trying this recipe. Blake discovered it last fall while flipping through a new book I had just received, “The Reluctant Entertainer”. The book’s author, Sandy Coughlin, is also the woman behind the blog of the same name, and I’m happy to call her my friend.
I love reading the comments people leave on Sandy’s blog. These people are from real life. Like you and me.
Sandy provides inspiration for simple and gracious hospitality, encouraging people to be more courageous, joyful, and authentic in their relationships. She teaches others how to give themselves permission to be unperfect. Because that’s just what we are, folks!
Somewhat unrecognizable after this past weekend’s snowfall, those black lumps covered in snow are our grills. It really has been quite the winter. Which makes a grilled steak, with a hint of summer, all the more fantastic.
Do you grill during the winter months?
Sandy's Sugar Grilled Steaks
This is one of my absolute favorite grilling recipes. Sprinkled generously with sugar, the grill’s fire caramelizes these Sugar Grilled Steaks, leaving a sweet and tasty char. So good!
- beef steaks, trimmed of excess fat (We use strips or ribeyes, at 3/4″ to 1″ thick.)
- olive oil
- Lawry’s seasoned salt
- Tenderize steaks with a mallet. Rub both sides of meat with olive oil, then coat both sides generously with sugar and Lawry’s. This is a vague recipe, open for your own experimentation with amounts. But after increasing the sugar and Lawry’s each time we’ve made this, we’ve liked this recipe more and more.
- We prefer our steaks medium-rare. Blake grills the steaks on a super hot grill, searing only about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remember that when you take your steaks off of the grill, the meat will continue to cook.
From “The Reluctant Entertainer”by Sandy Coughlin (This recipe is titled “Cousin Jim’s St. Louis-Style Steaks” in the book – we just refer to it as “Sandy’s Sugar Grilled Steaks” in our house!)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 124mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g
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And now I’m craving steak at 10:54am. Isn’t Sandy’s book the best?
I hope you give Sandy’s recipe a try, Kristen! And, yes, her book is great!
Yes I grill! in the garage…
Looks delicious! We definitely grill during the winter. I love being reminded that warmer weather will be here again!
Oops! That was supposed to say grilling! LOL
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That’s one thing I miss come winter is drilling! I don’t grill when its cold!
Thank you to everyone for your comments, facebook likes, twitter follows, and email sign-ups! It was wonderful to hear from all of you, and I’m smiling to know that winter’s bite doesn’t stop most of us from grilling! I’m happy to announce that Rita is the winner of Sandy’s book, The Reluctant Entertainer. I will email you, Rita. Thanks again, everyone! Happy grilling!
We always grill in the winter….and waiting until spring to splurge on a new one!
Thats really interesting that you use sugar on steaks, I can imagine the flavour it gives like you’ve described. Is it completely neccessary to use flavouried salt? I’m only asking because I don’t think I can get that kind of salt here in the uk and I’m wondering if I can just use normal salt?
Hi Harriet! I did a little web search and found a “make your own Lawry’s” – http://www.food.com/recipe/copycat-lawrys-seasoned-salt-17051. There was another person from the UK in that post’s comments, saying they can’t find Lawry’s, too. I’m sure the steaks would still be good with regular salt, but if you want to give this a try, it might be worth it. Because the Lawry’s is really good on this!
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We like to grill during the winter months but we don’t do it quite as much.
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We’ve been doing lots of burgers lately. Yum.
we grill at least once a week during the winter!!!
I’d be honored to win my own copy of Sandy’s book……I am
wearing out the Library’s copy………..
Had to laugh at your shoveling a path to get to the grill. Yep, been there, done that! :) We are a year roundgrilling family. This has been a VERY white winter here in CT. In fact, we are getting more this evening. That’s not stopping me, dinner is on the grill!
This recipe sounds wonderful! My husband would be very happy if I treated him to this one evening.
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we love to grill in the winter. the mister made sure to shovel a spot out specifically for the grill :)