JD Weekend Barbecue Challenge: We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are no longer offering a free bag of JD for photo submissions. Our weekend barbecue challenge is still a great way to perfect your skills at the pit and try some awesome new recipes.

What’s up devils? Hope you’ve all had a great week and are ready for the weekend. It’s the first weekend in May, which means a couple of things. Warmer weather is on the way and Summer is just around the corner (although it might not feel that way depending upon where you are in the country right now). The other big thing that’s happening this weekend is a classic event of Americana, the Kentucky Derby. The first Saturday in May is an excuse to party for a 2-minute-long spectacle of horse racing. And it’s completely worth it. The glitz, the glamour, the party, the Kentucky Derby is a spectacle to behold. Of course any good party requires food, and when it’s a party for an event like the Derby, the food should be themed to the event. So, try this recipe for grilled bourbon steak from Mr. Food. It’s a pretty simple recipe, so you’ll have plenty of time to party. It’s also packed full of Kentucky bourbon flavor and will get you in the spirit of the day. Try it with a mint julep for maximum effect!

Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Inactive: 2 hours

Cook Time: 10 minutes


4 10oz steaks (ribeye or strip)

2 tsp yellow mustard

1/2 cup steak sauce

1/4 cup bourbon (Woodford Reserve is the official bourbon of the Derby, just saying)

1 tsp honey


Start by combing the mustard, steak sauce, honey and bourbon in either a sealable plastic bag or a container with a closable lid. Mix until the ingredients are blended together. Add the steaks and shake to cover completely with the marinade. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to let the flavors come together, and remove 30 minutes before grilling.

Your going to use direct heat, so set up your grill for that and heat it to medium heat. Once the grill is ready, grill the steaks for 5 minutes per side, or until they’re at your desired doneness.

Remove from the grill, allow to rest 5 minutes before slicing and enjoy!

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Be sure to let us know how your bourbon steak turned out in the comments below.