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Applebee's Bourbon Street Steak Copycat Recipe
Applebee's Bourbon Street Steak
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 700
Cook Time: 13 hours 40 minutes
Recipe Rating: 4.1 (14 reviews)

Menu Description: "This succulent 10 oz. steak is jazzed up with Cajun spices and served with sauteed onions, mushrooms, garlic mashed potatoes and garlic toast."

This Cajun-style dish is named after the famous street in the French Quarter in New Orleans, so you won't need any booze for this recipe unless it's for you to drink while you're making it. Plan to make this dish 12 to 24 hours in advance, so the steaks have time to soak up the goodness. This marinating time will also give the meat tenderizer a chance to do its thing, but don't go longer than 24 hours or the protein fibers may become so tender that they turn mushy. I used McCormick brand tenderizer, which uses bromelian, a pineapple extract, to tenderize the meat. Lawry's (Adolph's) meat tenderizer, uses papain from papayas, to tenderize the proteins, but this brand also brings other spices into the mix and will alter the flavor of your finished product. Both of these tenderizers contain a lot of salt so we won't need to include salt in the marinade formula. 

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 2 by Todd Wilbur.

2 10-ounce top sirloin steaks

Sorry...Great but still no Cigar
Submitted on: 06/04/15
I get the Bourbon Street steak everytime I go to Applebees. This Marinade is Excellent in its own right but it does not compare to the Bourbon Street recipe. However it is an excellent Marinade for not only steaks but for Chicken and Pork as well....Great with Pork Tenderloins. Sorry Todd but its not a Bourbon Street.
Submitted on: 09/27/06
I love this recipe!!!! Tastes just like the restaurant. I use this marinade when ever I cook steak of any kind. Works great will all cuts of beef.
Submitted on: 06/19/06
Tripled the ingredients for 60 oz. of steak and marinated 12 hours. Flavor was good, but more a fajita flavor than expected. I never eat at Applebees, so I can't comment on closeness of clone. I rated it high because I will definitely use again; but next time for fajitas and marinate 24 hours.
Dale in Phoenix  
Submitted on: 06/07/06
I made this recipe for a birthday party, I tripled it. My house stank like garlic for 2 days but it was worth it. This recipe is GREAT. I used the marinade for porkchops 2 days later and they were fantastic. WORTH THE TROUBLE! (to make)~
Submitted on: 06/06/06
I LOVE Bourbon Street Steak so when this recipe came thru I made it for Memorial Day weekend. It was quite a success. I used New York Strip steaks, marinating them for 24 hours and the flavor was throughout the meat. I received many compliments! While I don't think that this tasted like Applebee's Bourbon Street Steak, we really enjoyed it and plan to make it again.
Submitted on: 06/06/06
I made it yesterday and it was very good. No oil and no vinegar or lemon juice in marinade... Try it, you would be agreeably suprise!
Submitted on: 06/05/06
I am a Burbon Street Steak addict... I mean I get it every single time we go to Applebees, which is A LOT!! I almost fell off my chair when I saw this was the featured recipe, I couldn't print it out fast enough!! Well... I was terribly disappointed in the "Clone factor" of the recipe, however, it was tasty... I'll give it that at least. But as far as tasting like a Burbon Street Steak, not even close. I didn't even get a hint of the resemblance. I even followed the recipe TO THE LETTER, I even went to three stores trying to get the exact marinade brand because one store didn't carry it and one was out. I would make it again, because it was a yummy flavor, but most definately NOT the original, not even close.
paca mama  
Submitted on: 06/01/06
Absolutely delicious!!
Submitted on: 06/01/06
Anyone who is a true fan of Cajun will not like this steak. Because it isn't even close to Cajun. People in the northern states who do not know cajun will probably love it because it at least is not as bland as most steaks served in that part of the country. Overall, just another mediocre marinade, typical of the low quality usually found at Applebees.
Submitted on: 05/31/06
Not Even Close. Sorry but something is definitely wrong or missing from this recipe. As one that has requested this recipe and eagerly awaited a home made version for years, this recipe really let me down (Unlike most TSR Recipes). I have tried this recipe twice with different cuts of meat, and got the same mediocal result.. even after 18+ hours of marinating, you can tell the meat has been marinated, but the meat flavor is not even close to my favorite steak of all time. Seems the amount of spice is over-kill for two steaks -- I suspect in an attempt to compensate for the "Missing" flavor(s). Here's to hoping for a better recipe!!!! (Sorry Todd!)
Submitted on: 05/28/06
Great recipe!
Submitted on: 05/28/06
Submitted on: 05/26/06
YUM---YUM This is better than the restaurant!
fran z  
Submitted on: 05/26/06
Gave it a 5. It was fantastic. Hit of the Barbeque. Thanks again for something great.