Grilled New York Strip Steak with Beer and Molasses Steak Sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion, finely diced
8oz sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup apple cider
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup lager-style beer
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon paprika (preferably Smoked)
3 (1 pound each and 1/2-inch thick) prime-aged New York Strip Steaks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
For the sauce: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion, garlic and mushrooms and sauté for 3 minutes, until softened. Add the rest of the ingredients; bring to a boil, then simmer until sauce is reduced to 2 cups, about 30 minutes.
Preheat grill pan. Season steak with salt and pepper and rub with oil. Grill steak about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest 10 minutes and serve with sauce on side.
Tonight, I’m serving with French fried potatoes, garden salad and fresh fruit compote.