Sweet and savory Korean marinade sauce for steak.

My meat is boring. 

I use salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder. Sometimes I will get a little funky with it and add chili powder. But really, I am in a bit of a rut and my meat is boring.

I wanted to bring flavour back to my meat and use a bbq sauce or a marinade. But I had one substantial challenge – most dinner recipes and store bought sauces and marinades include sugar. 

I work hard to be processed sugar free, so this was a problem. 

My solution, make up my own recipe. 

And here it is! A sweet and savoury korean-inspired marinade that is both processed sugar free and not boring!

I hope you enjoy it as much as my family did.

Sugar Free Korean Steak Marinade

4 Steaks (the cut/type is your choice)
½ cup raw honey
½ cup soya sauce (gluten free if preferred)
¼ cup white wine vinegar
4 tbsp garlic, minced
¾ tbsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
4 green onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoon rice flour or cornstarch

  1. Melt honey, mix with soya sauce and white wine vinegar
  2. Mix the salt and pepper together in a small bowl and rub on the steak. You do not need to use all of it, or you can use more if you prefer.
  3. Rub garlic on both sides of the steak
  4. Place the steaks in a bowl and pour the marinade over them. Let sit for at least two hours.
  5. Grill the steak to desired level
  6. Make a marinade gravy: Melt the butter in a sauce pan, slowly add the rice flour/cornstarch and stir until thicker, but not lumpy. Add the marinade and bring to a soft boil.
  7. Place the steak on a plate, pour the gravy over the steak and add the green onion as garnish. Serve with rice and sautéed green beans.