Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak

You don’t have to leave home to enjoy bourbon flavored steak any night of the week. You can prepare your own Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak. A marinade with a simple few ingredients really adds a great deal of flavor to a simple cut of meat.

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Flavorful and Simple Steak Recipe

You can prepare your own Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak with minimal work. You will need only a few ingredients to make any steak a flavorful one.

About Applebee’s Restaurants

Although Applebee’s franchise headquarters is in Kansas today, the first restaurants opened in Decatur, Georgia by two brothers.

Its concept has always been a neighborhood restaurant for casual dining with good, authentic, American cuisine. Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak is a fine example of that.

Recipe Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Steak sauce, A1 recommended
  • Bourbon whiskey
  • Honey
  • Prepared mustard
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Steaks
bourbon street steak ingredients

Best Bourbon for Steak Marinade

This bourbon steak marinade has a multitude of flavors from spices, honey, and steak sauce. You want to use a smooth, mellow, and balanced bourbon whiskey. Use your favorite, especially if you plan to drink it with the steak.

Some recommendations for bourbon to use in the steak marinade are:

  • Woodford Reserve
  • Maker’s Mark
  • Jack Daniel’s
  • Knob Creek

Cajun Seasoning

Cajun spices give steak a kick of heat and a special depth of flavor. On brand has the perfect blend for this recipe.

Celebrity Chef Paul Prudhomme, a Louisiana native, had hosted five seasons of cooking shows for New Orleans’ PBS, had written eleven cookbooks and was credited with spreading Cajun and Crèole cuisines throughout the American continent before his death in 2015.

Before his death, Prudhomme launched a range of products called Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning Blends, which are still available today at Walmart and through Amazon. If you cannot find Cajun seasoning, then use any other that states on the label are a good match with beef.

How to Make Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak

  1. Place all the ingredients except the steaks in a baking dish or plastic bag. Combine well.
  2. Add the steaks and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat the grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Grill the steaks until the desired doneness, turning them over halfway through the grilling.
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Applebee’s Bourbon Street Steak

Make Applebee's Bourbon Street Steak at home with this easy copycat recipe. A simple bourbon steak marinade infuses deep flavor for a delicious grilled steak dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bourbon Street Steak, Steak
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 351kcal


  • 1/2 cup bottled steak sauce A1 recommended
  • 1/4 cup bourbon whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 40 ounces steak ribeye, round, strip, or chuck steaks (10 ounces each)


  • Place all the ingredients except the steaks in a large baking dish or gallon-sized zip-top plastic bag. Combine well.
  • Add the steaks, cover or seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Heat the grill to medium-high heat.
  • Remove the steaks from the marinade and discard the marinade.
  • Grill the steaks for 12 to 15 minutes or until the desired doneness, turning them over halfway through the grilling.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 5184mg | Potassium: 976mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 21.3mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4.4mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Michael

    Absolutely outstanding. Used a large rib-eye steak.
    Made a goof. Recipe calls for one teaspoon of Cajun seasoning. I accidentley used four tablespoon. It was not to much. Looking forward to using this recipe again.

  2. drillerswife86

    Thanks a lot for the steak recipe. Gotta know how to cook steak even with a good recipe like this. Example: leave steak out to warm about 30 min. before grilling,and there’s more to learn. Appreciate your recipe.

  3. Bill

    Just to clarify my earlier comment, the following is verbatim from Applebee’s Menu.
    “Bourbon Street Steak
    A juicy, tender steak jazzed up with Cajun spices and served with sautéed onions & mushrooms and fried red potatoes.”
    Now all we have to do is find out what gois into those Cajun Spices. Anybody got any good suggestions? Thanks.
    Click or enter the Applebee’s link for more info.

  4. Closet Cook

    “Bottled Steak Sauce” is very generic and open-ended. Worcestershire, Heinz 57, and A-1 are examples of steak sauces but each has completely different flavor/taste. As a guide, which sauce is preferred or used in this recipe?

  5. Linda G

    Trying to find a receipe for Red Lobsters Cheddar Baked Biscuits. Also there is chicken house called Belgrades and their Hot Sauce is so god and cannot find the receipe for it.

    • drillerswife86

      Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits
      2 cups Bisquick buttermilk baking biscuit mix
      1/2 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese
      2/3 cup milk
      4 Tblsp. (1/2 stick) butter
      1/4 tsp. garlic powder
      Parsley flakes (for sprinkling)

      Preheat oven 450 degrees. Stir together: biscuit mix, cheddar, & milk until a wet dough forms. Beat with wooden spoon about 30 sec. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet; smooth down tops to prevent hard points forming. Bake 8-10 min. until tops are brown. While biscuits are baking, melt butter in pan and stir in garlic powder. When done, brush butter on tops & sprinkle with parsley flakes. Serve hot. (combination of two versions I have)

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