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Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak Copycat Recipe

Bourbon Street Steak

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Recipe Update:  This is one of those recipes I have made 10 or more times over the past 5 years and just realized I never posted it.    Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak is one of my favorite meals there.  It’s fun to be able to make this for when people come over or have a nice family dinner that cost $6 instead of $40.  (Well, because Sirloin steak was on sale this week for $3.99/lb!)  You could also use this marinade for chicken or for making kebabs.

Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak
2 large servings

Marinade for 2 (10 oz.) top sirloin steaks:
2 Tb. Worchestershire sauce
2 Tb. soy sauce
4 tsp. chili powder
4 tsp. minced garlic
1 and 1/2 tsp. meat tenderizer (McCormick makes it.  Or substitute with salt)
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. oregano
1-2 cups water

Serve with:
3 Tb. butter, melted
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
pinch salt

1 Tb. olive oil
1 Tb. butter
2 onions, sliced thin
2 cups white mushrooms, sliced
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1-2 cups water

1.  Combine the marinade ingredients in a bag.  Store in the fridge for 2-24 hours.  The longer the better of course.  But, you still get good flavor if you are short on time.
2.  Discard the marinade and grill your steaks.  I always salt and pepper mine before putting them on the grill as well. To Grill a steak:  preheat your grill on high 15 minutes.  Clean the grill if needed.  Keep one burner on high and the other on medium-low.    Grill 3-5 minutes on the high burner.  Flip.  Grill 3-5 minutes on high.  Move to the cooler side of the grill and cook until desired doneness.   Rest the meat 5-10 minutes.
3.  Meanwhile, get a small saucepan or skillet and melt the 3T of butter and garlic powder and salt on low.  Keep warm.
4.  In a large skillet, make the onions and mushrooms.  Heat the oil and butter on medium heat.  Add your onions and cook 2-3 minutes.  Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper.  Cook another 2-3 minutes.
5.  Plate your steaks after they have rested.  Pour a little garlic butter on top and serve the onions on the side.

Recipe from Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes


  1. #1.. I just had this steak at Applebees and the first thing I did when I got home was try to find the recipe.. The reason: The restaurant steak was SOOOO salty. I’m going to try this recipe next time I grill sirloin.
    #2.. Where’s the bourbon? Oh, It’s Bourbon street.

  2. Wonderful! I love Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak and this tastes just like it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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