Natalia's Marinated Steak Tips

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"These steak tips are full of flavor. They are just as good grilled outdoors or indoors over a cast iron grill pan. They are marinated between 4 - 24 hours. I normally marinate these overnight but they can be marinated as long as 48 hours. The marinade is later transformed into a sauce. Because my 12 yr. old daughter loves steak, she is now the one who prepares these tips, marinade and all. It's one of her favorites! The cooking time includes the overnight marinating time."

Original recipe yields 5-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (396.1 g)
  • Calories 767.2
  • Total Fat - 39.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 212.3 mg
  • Sodium - 681.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 46.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 29.7 g
  • Protein - 56.8 g
  • Calcium - 95.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.9 mg
  • Vitamin C - 10.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Cut outer fat from steak and cut into desired sized tips.

Step 2

In a bowl, mix all of the remaining ingredients.

Step 3

Place tips in a very large ziplock plastic bag. Pour marinade over tips and distribute evenly, moving around the tips so they are completely covered with marinade. Close bag tightly removing as much air from bag as possible. Place bag in a bowl (this prevents any leaking marinade to get all over your refrigerator).

Step 4

Place bowl in refrigerator 4 hours or overnight.

Step 5

Remove tips from marinade; reserve remaining marinade.

Step 6

Grill tips on a coal or gas grill to desired doness. If cooking indoors, refer to Note # 1 below.

Step 7

While your tips are cooking; add remaining marinade into a small saucepan and cook until it comes to a full boil. Cook for 2 minutes.

Step 8

Serve tips hot and serve with sauce. These are great served with a baked potato or rice.

Step 9

NOTE 1: On winter days, I've cooked this indoors on a cast iron pan with grill grades. Once they are browned evenly, cover with a lid (this helps cook through and not burn). I find that the marinade burns easily using the cast iron method. Therefore, add a few drops of water to the pan which keeps the marinade saucy, being careful not to add too much water so that you wont' be steaming instead of grilling.

Step 10

NOTE 2: If using tabasco (I've never used it here), please do not use 1 tablespoon as this will be too hot and will transform flavor due to sharp bite of tabasco. I normally use a Portuguese "pimenta moida" (found in Portuguese markets or in well stocked supermarkets) and recipe can be found on this site "Pimenta Moida (Portuguese Red Pepper Sauce)". Pimenta moida can also be purchased inexpensively online within this website: amaralsmarketdotcom/products-page/marinades-imported-from-portugal/gonslaves-hot-chopped-peppers-16-oz/.

Step 11

Substituting Frank's hot sauce or equivalent will do.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

5 Reviews


I marinated for a good 8 hours and used Frank's Red Hot instead of Tabasco, which was perfect for us at 2 tsp. Thanks for the tip on the Hot Sauce! Great flavored meat from the marinade, and such juicy and tender tips. Totally enjoyed with Potato Salad and Coleslaw!


review by:
(15 Mar 2021)


These came out so tender and tasty...I cut the recipe way down...and there really wasn't any sauce left next time I plan to remove a few tablespoons before marinating...I cooked these on the grill and served them kabob style with veggies...yum...made for FYC tag game...


review by:
(5 Aug 2019)


My steak tips turned out delicious. I grilled them for 3 minutes on each side after marinating for 24 hours. The gravy was so yummy that I spooned it over my potatoes.


review by:
(12 Jun 2016)


These tips were well received by both young and old at our 4th of July party! The marinade really stood by the tips and gave lots of great flavor!


review by:
(5 Jul 2015)


I made a couple of changes to the marinade by using reduced sugar ketchup, I used just the A-1 sauce because it's all I had on hand, and I used Brown Sugar Twin for the brown sugar, and cut the recipe down to make enough for 2 small steaks. It came out well and the steaks were tender and tasted great after marinating them for about 24 hours. Thank you for sharing this great recipe with us here ForeverMama! Linda


(23 Apr 2015)