When we were taking a look at Oklahoma grill recipes, we know that we’d need a recipe for beef.

Historically a major route for cattle drives, today approximately 5.5 percent of American beef comes from Oklahoma.

For this week’s 50 States/Recipes/Beers, we’re serving up a recipe for sirloin steaks that are marinated in beer and brown sugar for 10-30 minutes before grilling. Beer, and dark beer in particular, makes a great marinade for steaks because it helps caramelize and brown the outside.

Here’s the complete recipe that calls for:

  • 2 (16 ounce) beef sirloin steaks
  • ¼ cup dark beer
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

As for the dark beer called for, consider Miner Mishap by Krebs, Oklahoma brewer Choc Beer Company, or another dark beer you enjoy. (Cook only with beers you enjoy!)

Cheers and happy grilling!