Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

35 mins
4 hrs
12 mins
5 mins
4 hrs 52 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Place steak in a self-sealing plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Set aside 2 tablespoons beer; in a small bowl combine remaining beer, mustard, Worcestershire, 1 teaspoon of the tarragon, the salt, and pepper. Pour beer mixture over steak in bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours, turning occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium heat, cook shallot in hot oil 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in reserved 2 tablespoons beer. Remove from heat. Cool 10 minutes. In a small bowl combine softened butter, shallot mixture, and remaining 1 teaspoon tarragon. Transfer to waxed paper, shape into a log. Wrap and freeze.

  • Preheat broiler. Drain steak; reserve marinade. Season steak with additional salt and pepper. Place steak on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat to desired doneness, turning once, broiling 12 to 15 minutes for medium rare (145°F) or 15 to 20 minutes for medium (160°F). Transfer to platter. Tent with foil and let stand 5 minutes.

  • Place reserved marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes (Do not overcook; marinade can become bitter).

  • To serve, slice steak into portions. Drizzle with some of the marinade reduction, and top each with a slice of frozen butter. Makes 2 to 3 servings.


Soaking a meaty porterhouse in a dark, hearty stout quickly punches up the flavor, infusing the meat with a bold coffee-like taste.

Nutrition Facts

503 calories; fat 25g; cholesterol 134mg; saturated fat 12g; carbohydrates 12g; mono fat 10g; poly fat 1g; sugars 1g; protein 41g; vitamin a 388.7IU; vitamin c 1.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 6.1mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 12.1mcg; vitamin b12 4.6mcg; sodium 1339mg; potassium 585mg; calcium 40.4mg; iron 5.4mg.