Guinness Beer Marinade for Steaks

Thursday, January 14, 2021
This marinade using beer is great for so many meats but we love Guinness Beer to marinate our Ribeye Steaks, it's such a great meal and perfect for a St. Parick's Day celebration meal.

These flavors are wonderful in this recipe, it's a little spicy and a little sweet, the combination of flavor is perfect on whatever you choose with my suggestions below.

We even like a little of this marinade to saute mushrooms in for a great topping for our steaks.

No matter what cut of meat you choose to use this marinade on it will surely please any meat lover, it's even great on hamburgers!

If you haven't tried cooking with darker beers like a stout, the beer marinade is a perfect tenderizer every time with a subtle flavoring not strong as it cooks away.

We love using Guinness Irish Beer in recipes, you may also like to try our Guinness Irish Recipes and More, we have lots to choose from to cook with it or bake!

The flavors in this marinade will be addicting so that's a fair warning, it's hard to use any other after trying this one, it's so delicious so if you love stout beer, try this easy recipe.

To get this recipe just scroll down to the printable card below and save this when you're ready to make the best marinade for steak ever!

Marinade for Steak

You certainly don't have to wait for any holiday to make this amazing marinade for meat, you can make it all year long even if it's not grilling season.

I have instructions for air frying, broiling, and grilling below so don't miss a chance for a great steak with these fantastic flavors any time of the year!

The seasoning, spices, and sauce it makes will be your new go-to recipe and everyone in our family raves about it, so don't miss trying it on your favorite meats.

Easy to prepare and the results are a fork tenderized delicious meat!

these are ribeye steak in a glass dish


  • Marinate for at least 4 hours
  • Baste the steak with leftover sauce but make sure you boil it first when using after marinating
  • Always preheated whatever cooking methods you choose
  • Any meat can be used, flank or strip steaks, chicken, pork, and lamb are all good choices

these are ribeyes grilled over a hot fire with a guinness marinade for 4th of July or St Patricks Day

Cooking Methods

  1. Air Fry: 400- 425 degrees 11 minutes for medium
  2. Oven Broiled: top rack on a broiler pan for 11 to 12 minutes for medium
  3. Grilled: 4 to 5 minutes on medium heat flipping once(refer to the chart in the recipe card below for internal temperatures

these are ribeye steaks in the marinade to grill

Ingredients You Will Need(scroll down for exact measurements

  • ribeye steaks or any kind you prefer
  • fresh parsley
  • Guinness beer
  • molasses
  • garlic cloves
  • soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • pepperoncini peppers with juice
  • salt, and pepper to taste

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this is a medium grilled ribeye steak with baked potato and corn on the cob

Easy Marinade

The best thing about this marinade is how easy it is and perfect for any meat you choose as I said previously.

Try it on hamburgers first to see if you like it, and taste it first, I never want to ruin an expensive cut of meat and we are all different when it comes to our taste buds right?

Hope you enjoy this marinade as much as we do on our meats, and don't forget it's great on just about anything kinds of meat you have on hand!

Guinness Beer Marinade For Ribeye  Steaks

Guinness Beer Marinade For Ribeye Steaks

Yield: 2
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 8 MinTotal time: 18 Min
This is a beer sauce we make for St. Patrick's Day dinner using ribeye steaks in the marinade then grilled to perfection. This is a tender mouth-watering seasoned steak.


  • (I double this recipe)
  • 1 cup Guinness beer or another stout beer 
  • 1/2 cup chopped bottled Italian pepperoncini peppers   plus 1 tablespoon of the juice
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley 
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 rib eye or other meat you prefer(pork chops, chicken are also great)
  • Optional Toppings: Sauteed Mushrooms ( use some of the marinades to cook them in and butter)  Dubliner Cheese shredded, coleslaw
  • Note: if using seafood only marinate up to 30 minutes to an hour


  1. Whisk together all the ingredients in a pouring bowl with a spout.
  2. Place steaks in a large zip lock bag with all the rest of the marinades.
  3. Note: I marinate this overnight, I like to get at least 4 hours of marinating steaks before cooking them.
  4. Take the steaks out of the marinade and save 1 cup place in a small saucepan (2 cups if doubling) and throw the rest away.
  5. Preheat your grill and cook your steaks by your own preference.
  6. In the meantime boil the reserved marinade in the saucepan and reduced it in half for 7 to 10 minutes to baste the steaks.
  7. Air fry: for 8 to 11 minutes at 400 to 425 degrees medium.
  8. Broil: for 11 minutes top rack in the oven.
  9. We like them medium so it's around 7 minutes on each side.
  10. Internal Temperatures:
  11. Medium Rare: 135 degrees and pink
  12. Medium: 145 degrees some pink
  13. Well:  155 degrees very little pink



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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2015. It was edited and re-published in 2021.


  1. Dear Claudia, This looks great! xo, Catherine

  2. Oh, man, overnight in that ziplock bag in all that goodliness!! Expect ecstasy! Beautiful, luv!

  3. Wowzers! This just looks amazing. Might be a change of pace for St. Paddy's day this year. I am visiting from the Boho Tribe. ;)

  4. What a flavorful mix, I can imagine guiness pairing well.

  5. Great flavors in the sauce, molasses, rosemary, all great supporting actors to that Guinness!

  6. Ooooh! I've got to try this... It'll take our next steak dinner over the top. LOVE the addition of spicy peppers!

  7. This looks wonderful! I'm making ribeyes for the family for our annual Fourth of July cookout and I cannot wait to use this sauce! Thank you so much for the recipe.

  8. Wow, I cannot wait to try this. I love to grill, and I am always looking for new sauces to grill with. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  9. Love that you add both beer and pepperoncini to the marinade! Genius! Saving to make for my husband!

  10. A great marinade takes any steak from meh to amazing!

  11. I can think of a few people I know who would LOVE this! Bookmarked ready for grilling season.

  12. This looks so delicious and full of flavor! My family is going to love this recipe! Can't wait to give this a try!

  13. This is so good!! Everyone at my house was really impressed!

  14. I love using beer and wine as a marinade! I bet those steaks you made tasted fabulous!


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