Vietnamese Style Steak


This is kind of part 2 of Episode Cilantro Pesto Pasta. In the first half I explained how I was basically kicked out of my kitchen and told to go sit down and let a man handle dinner. If you haven’t read that post yet you need to so you can get caught up……go ahead I will wait…..*insert Jeopardy music here*……oh good, you are back, now on with the show!

Kevin can’t really take all of the credit for this steak. I mean I did marinate it so that counts for something, right? In all actuality this recipe isn’t hard for anyone and I love those kinds of recipes. That’s why I do them!! This would be a wonderful weekday dinner with just some white rice if you’d like. Throw a little lime zest and cilantro in the rice to add a bit of flavor, and I have taken to making my rice with chicken stock instead of water most of the time, but you could use beef stock if you wanted a deeper flavor to the rice. Oh wait, this post was about the meat not the rice Bobbi. Sorry about that, I do tend to get carried away from time to time. That was just a glimpse into what happens in my head when I start thinking about food, it’s a crazy place I tell ya!

This recipe is based on one that I saw on I remember it called for a sauce called maggi I believe. Since I knew I would never find anything like that in my little town, I passed it up and went on with my day. A few weeks later I happened to read something on a food website, imagine that, me on a food website! Seriously though, is there anything else worth looking at on the internet? Don’t answer that question, I know, I am a smart ass as my father so loved to point out. Annnnyway, I found a website that was giving substitutes for hard to find seasonings. What pops up? Tada maggi seasoning sauce. Yesssss, happy dance, err I mean yay that’s awesome! It turns out that you can just sub equal parts of soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Who knew it was that easy? And why in the heck didn’t I just look that up in the first place?

But seriously, if you want a meal with no hassle this is your meal! You can marinate the meat for as little as 30 minutes, get your side dish going, fire up the grill or grill pan, and wala dinner is served!

Vietnamese Style Steak

4 tablespoons low sodium so sauce
4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
12 cloves of garlic, minced or grated 
3 pounds of top sirloin steak (I used 2 steaks)
Combine the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, oil, and garlic in a ziplock bag. Shake to combine well and add the steaks. Rub them around in the back to make sure they are evenly coated. Let marinate at room temperature for a half hour or refrigerate for longer marinade. Just make sure the steaks are at room temperature for cooking.
Grill the steaks over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove from the grill and allow to rest for about 5 minutes. Then slice the steaks thinly against the grain. Serve with rice or the Cilantro Pesto Pasta if wanted.


About Bobbi Burleson

Mom to 2 kiddos and one little Westhighland Terrier. A So Cal girl at heart, I now live with my boyfriend/sous chef in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am a writer, recipe developer, photographer, and lover of wildlife, the out of doors, and scrapbooking. My philosophy is to hold those you love close and enjoy each and every moment you can. Oh, and eat mac and cheese, you can never have too much mac and cheese!

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