There's a marinade that may reduce toxic substances by up to 88 percent and is fat free, cholesterol free and loaded with B6, a particularly heart-healthy vitamin [source: Oprah]. Luckily, if you're having a barbecue, you probably have it on hand already.
It's beer, and it's great for whatever type of steak you have in the fridge. This preparation offered by Oprah.com is a simple, tasty, slightly Southwestern mix of ingredients. Combine the following:
1 12-ounce bottle pilsner beer
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Just sprinkle the steak with salt (not too much!) and fresh pepper, very lightly coat with heart-healthy olive oil, and place in a large plastic bag. Pour in marinade, making sure steak is entirely submerged. Marinate for at least two and up to six hours -- then throw on the grill, cook to at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit for safety, and enjoy!
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