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Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips

If you saw this post from earlier in the week, then you knew that we’d be sharing these fantastic Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips today. I promise – this steak tips recipe was worth the wait!

It all starts by mixing up a very simple beef tip marinade recipe. Remember our homemade Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce? We mixed that with our favorite vinaigrette recipe, plus just a few other ingredients including white balsamic vinegar, olive oil and another can of Dr Pepper soda. Pour the marinade into a large zipper seal bag or bowl.


What cut of meat are steak tips?

We selected beef sirloin tips for today’s Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips recipe.  It’s a flavorful and reasonably priced cut of beef that – thanks to the marinating process – becomes quite tender after it is cooked.

However, beef tips come in many forms, and depending on where you are in the world, they may be called something different on the package at the supermarket. Some grocery stores place scraps from chuck into a package and call them steak tips, while others use flap meat cut into strips about 2-3 inches wide and 8-10 inches long. Whatever the type of beef tips you get, marinating overnight will help make them tender.

If you can, look for actual beef sirloin cut into pieces, or ask your butcher for it. And, try to avoid stew meat as that is a cut from the bottom or top round and may not be very tender even after marinating. (Stew meat requires a long and slow cooking process so you’d be better off making this stew recipe instead.)

Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips

Allow the sirloin tips to marinate for 12 to 24 hours.  Then, remove the meat from the marinade, pat dry to remove any excess moisture, and cook the tips on a hot grill – flipping and brushing on more of that delicious Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce as the tips cook.

Once cooked to your preferred level of doneness, remove your grilled steak tips to a serving platter and allow the tips to rest for about ten minutes so that the juices can redistribute back throughout the meat.


Dr Pepper marinated steak tips

Serve your Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips with more BBQ sauce on the side along with these garlic mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

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Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips

Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips

  • Author: A Family Feast


24 pounds beef sirloin tips

4 cups Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, divided

1 prepared recipe Favorite Vinaigrette, (or 1 cup of another vinaigrette of your choosing)

1 can Dr Pepper soda

¼ cup white balsamic vinegar

¼ cup olive oil


If the steak tips are long strips, leave them that way. If they are already cut into pieces, that is fine too. Place in a gallon zip lock bag. Mix 1 cup of the BBQ sauce, all of the vinaigrette, the Dr pepper, vinegar and oil and pour over the meat. Marinate for about 12 hours but no longer that 24.

When ready to grill, heat grill to high.

Discard marinade and rinse the beef. Then pat dry, really pressing the paper towels into the meat.

Oil the grill and the tips and place on the grill for two minutes. Flip and brush on the Dr Pepper BBQ sauce. After two minutes flip again and brush on more Dr Pepper BBQ sauce. Continue with this process using about 2 cups of the BBQ sauce or until the tips are cooked to your desired doneness. Save the remaining cup of BBQ sauce for serving.

Remove the tips from the grill and let sit 10 minutes before cutting further and serving.

If you used already cut up tips, serve with the additional BBQ sauce. If you bought the long strips, cut them now into chunks and serve with the BBQ sauce.

Good served with our garlic mashed potatoes, see here.


Dr Pepper Grilled Steak Tips

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  • Antoniette Agee wrote:

    All sound delish

    • Martha wrote:


  • Deb wrote:

    These look delicious!! I’ve used Root Beer in marinades but I’ve never used Dr. Pepper and I’m looking forward to trying this recipe!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Deb! We hope you enjoy the recipe! (Cola works great as well…) 🙂

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