WORLD’S BEST STEAK MARINADE RECIPE: QUICK AND EASY

Do you love the taste of grilled steak but hate the hassle of preparing one? The secret to enjoying grilled steak without the hassle is preparation. There are countless methods and techniques for preparing grilled steak, including marinating and seasoning, but we believe that the best method is a good old-fashioned marinade.

I’m always looking for new recipes to try out with my family and friends, and I was so glad when I found this one for steak. It was a huge hit! Everyone raved about how tender and flavorful the steak was, and they all wanted to know my secret. I was happy to share the recipe with them, and now I’m sharing it with you. Give this juicy steak marinade recipe a try next time you want to impress your guests with a delicious steak dinner. You won’t be disappointed!

How to make steak marinade?

I am usually a very concerned chef when making marinade as steak’s juiciness, tenderness, flavor, etc., of steak, depends upon it.

steak marinade

I use a combination of soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, brown sugar, pepper, balsamic vinegar, and parsley which gives it an incredible experience. It’s full of flavor and perfect for grilling or pan searing. I let the steak marinate all day for the best results.

You’ll love this juicy and flavorful steak if you try my following recommended easy steak marinade recipe!

Easy steak marinade recipe

steak marinade recipe

How to be a good barbeque host? The first thing to do is make sure that you have gotten the right meat. The steak piece is a flat and fine cut without bone. Ribeye, sirloin, NY Strip, filet, skirt steak, flank steak – anything you like.

It can be any steak, though, including beef, lamb, and even turkey.

This is probably the best steak marinade recipe ever for grilling. It’s called The Secret Marinade by Chef Rita! *blushing*

The Best Steak Marinade You’ll Ever Taste.

Ingredients for quick steak marinade

  • Steak – I use ribeye; you can use any.
  • Extra virgin olive oil – to keep the steak juicy and shiny
  • Balsamic vinegar – I love balsamic vinegar as a marinade ingredient! It adds such great depth of flavor to steak and makes it taste like it’s straight from a restaurant.
  • Soy sauce – To make the steak salty and flavorful.
  • Worcestershire sauce – Best for beef steak, adding an umami flavor
  • Pineapple juice – Best for tenderness, even the leanest cuts of steak.
  • Brown sugar – honey can also be used. It’s best for a sweet touch, making the steak sweet and sour cuisine.
  • Dijon mustard – giving final taste to the meat
  • Ground black pepper – add as per your taste but never leave it.
  • Garlic powder – you can also use fresh garlic (minced garlic), but as per my experience, it burns out on the grill quickly. So I prefer garlic powder. These small tips make your meal a perfect one!
  • Chopped parsley – for colorful steak.

Simple marinade process for steak

Making this beef steak marinade is super quick and easy! You have to whisk together the marinade ingredients and add the steak. Let’s take a look:

Simple marinade process for steak
  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a glass measuring cup or mixing bowl. Whisk them together until they are well combined.
  2. Add the steaks to a large, zip-lock bag. Pour the marinade over the top of the steak, making sure that each piece is well coated.
  3. Close the bag securely and place it in the refrigerator. Allow the steak to marinate for at least one hour, but no more than eight hours.
  4. When you’re ready to cook, remove the steak from the bag and cook it according to your preference.

This marinade is sure to make your steak taste amazing! Enjoy!

Herb butter topping

This marinade is perfect for making delicious beef steaks that are simple enough for a weeknight meal but fancy enough for a special occasion.

To impress your guests, top your steaks with homemade garlic herb butter. This simple butter is an amazing complement to the quick marinade, and it’s also great on baked potatoes if you’re looking for an extra-special side dish.

(See the full recipe at the end of this post, print it out quickly, and start cooking!)

Nutritional facts

This nutritional value is for 3-4 pounds of steak marinade.

Calories: 165kcal

Carbohydrates: 10g

Protein: 1g

Fat: 14g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g

Monounsaturated Fat: 10g

Sodium: 398mg

Potassium: 132mg

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 7g

Vitamin A: 11IU

Vitamin C: 2mg

Calcium: 22mg

Iron: 1mg

Seasoning of steak marinade for bbq

Seasoning is easy and only requires a few simple steps:

Seasoning of steak marinade for bbq
  1. Brush both sides of the steak with olive oil.
  2. Season the steak with salt and pepper. If you want to get fancy, you can add spices like chili powder, paprika, or garlic powder to the rub.
  3. Grill the steak over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side or until it reaches the desired level of doneness.

Steak tip marinade for experts

  • The better the quality of your ingredients, the tastier your steak will be. So use the best you can afford.
  • If you have an hour to spare, let the meat marinate – it’ll make a difference.
  • Once cooked, give your steak a few minutes to rest before serving.

Let’s marinate a steak together!

Have you ever tasted a perfectly grilled steak? If not, you may need to follow these tips for the best steak marinade recipe. So, we’ve created a step-by-step guide for you which is available as a recipe card at the end of this blog. If you want to cook a delicious and perfect steak, you should follow this guide.

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Place steak in a ziplock bag or shallow dish and cover with marinade. Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results. Grill or pan sear steak to the desired doneness. Enjoy!

How to cook the marinated steak?

This recipe is for both options, grill pan and skillet pan.

In Grill Pan:

  • Prepare your grill by preheating it to medium-high heat and lightly oiling the grates.
  • Next, prepare your steak by removing it from the marinade and patting it dry. This will help to prevent flare-ups on the grill.
  • Grill the steak to your desired doneness, using the chart below for temperatures and USDA recommendations.
  • Once the steak is cooked, remove it from the grill, tent it with foil, and let it rest for at least five minutes before serving.

In Skillet Pan:

  • Bring a skillet to high heat before adding your steak to cook a delicious steak.
  • Cook the meat for three to four minutes per side until it is browned.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-medium high and continue cooking until the steak reaches the desired level of doneness.
  • Use a meat thermometer for best results.

Temperature Recommendation

How do you like your steak? Rare, medium-rare, or well done? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends cooking steak at 145°F for safety. However, steak doneness can range from 130°F (rare) to 160°F (well done). Here are the different temperatures for each doneness:

Medium Rare: 130°F – 135°F – Pink

Medium: 135°F – 145°F – Light pink

Medium Well: 145°F – 150°F – Silver shade in light pink

Well Done: 150°F – 160°F – almost brown

How long to marinate steak?

Your favorite steak recipe can be made even better by marinating the meat overnight. This simple step allows the flavors to develop, fully resulting in a more delicious dish. It tenderizes the steak as it soaks in the marinade, making it even more succulent. So don’t skimp on the time – let those steaks marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight!

What to serve with a steak?

There’s nothing quite like a delicious steak dinner, complete with all the fixings. And while the steak is certainly the star of the show, I can’t help but drool over all of the amazing side dishes that often accompany it. From creamy potatoes to fresh salads, there’s something for everyone at the table. And in my opinion, that makes steak dinner even more enjoyable!

No matter what your taste buds are craving, there’s sure to be a steak side dish that will satisfy everyone at the table. So next time you’re firing up the grill, don’t forget the sides!

Some of my favorites include:

Strawberry Spinach Salad: This light and healthy salad is the perfect way to start your meal.

Grilled Potatoes: These potatoes are cooked to perfection on the grill, and they make a great accompaniment to your steak.

Baked Beans: A classic side dish that is always a hit.

Cornbread: This Southern staple is the perfect way to round out your meal.

Cauliflower Salad: This unique salad is a great way to get your vegetables in.

Coleslaw: A simple and refreshing side dish that goes well with everything.

Cheesy Potatoes: These potatoes are loaded with cheese, which is delicious.

Cowboy Beans: A hearty and filling side dish that will stick to your ribs.

Spinach Artichoke Dip: This rich and creamy dip is perfect for dipping your bread in.

Twice Baked Potato Casserole: This casserole is packed with flavor, and it makes a great side dish for any steak dinner.

But really, there are endless possibilities when it comes to pairing the perfect side dish with your steak dinner. So get creative and enjoy!

Wrap Up!

Made with just a few common ingredients, it’s a quick and easy marinade to add flavor and tenderness to your steak.

This easy marinade is delicious and will work with beef, lamb, chicken, pork, and fish. Mix up a batch of this steak marinade and let your meat soak in all the flavors for several hours before cooking.

Don’t forget to find the recipe card at the end of this post. Download or print out and get started today!

It would be an immense pleasure to see you soon in the comments section!

FAQs

Why prepare marinade steak to marinate?

Answer: There are many benefits of using a marinade, whether you are using a dry or wet marinade. Not only will it tenderize tougher cuts of meat, but it will also add flavor and moisture throughout the cooking process. So don’t be afraid to experiment with different marinades and find one that best suits your needs.

Is steak better marinated?

Answer: As per my years of experience, a marinated steak gives far more tenderness than non-marinated one. Although it’s not a hard and fast rule to marinate steak with marinade, it helps deep penetration of flavor into the meat.

Is it good to marinate steak overnight?

Answer: Yes, it’s even better to marinate steak overnight for scrumptious flavor!

What to marinate steak with?

Answer: Follow our steak marinade recipe with essential ingredients (not to ignore): virgin olive oil, garlic powder, ground black pepper, and soy sauce!

RECIPE CARD OF HOW TO MAKE STEAK MARINADE

WORLD’S BEST STEAK MARINADE

Are you ready for an incredible steak marinade? This easy recipe will transform any ordinary meal into a special occasion! The juicy steak comes out tender and full of flavor – you won’t be able to resist!

I have to say, and this is the best homemade steak marinade I’ve ever tried. It’s packed with flavor and uses only simple ingredients. Marinate all day for the best results. Grill or pan sear for a steakhouse-quality meal right at home!

Course: Main

Cuisine: American

Keywords: best steak marinade, simple marinade for steak, easy steak marinade, steak marinade, steak marinade recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Marinating Time: minimum 4 hours (or more)

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 165kcal

Author: Rita – Smokerssnicket.com

Procedure

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a glass measuring cup or mixing bowl. Whisk them together until they are well combined.
  2. Add the steaks to a large, zip-lock bag. Pour the marinade over the top of the steak, making sure that each piece is well coated.
  3. Close the bag securely and place it in the refrigerator. Allow the steak to marinate for at least one hour, but no more than eight hours.
  4. When you’re ready to cook, remove the steak from the bag and cook it according to your preference.

To Grill

  • Prepare your grill by preheating it to medium-high heat and lightly oiling the grates.
  • Next, prepare your steak by removing it from the marinade and patting it dry. This will help to prevent flare-ups on the grill.
  • Grill the steak to your desired doneness, using the chart below for temperatures and USDA recommendations.
  • Once the steak is cooked, remove it from the grill, tent it with foil, and let it rest for at least five minutes before serving.

To Skillet

  • Bring a skillet to high heat before adding your steak to cook a delicious steak.
  • Cook the meat for three to four minutes per side until it is browned all over.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-medium high and continue cooking until the steak reaches the desired level of doneness.
  • Use a meat thermometer for best results.

To Prepare Herb Butter

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy way to elevate your cooking, look no further than homemade garlic herb butter. This versatile condiment can be used in so many ways – on bread, steak, potatoes, shrimp, or really anything you can think of. Best of all, it only takes a few minutes to make. Here’s how:

  • Simply cream softened butter with a spoon or mixer until smooth to make herbed butter.
  • Then stir in minced garlic and chopped herbs of your choice until combined.
  • Spoon the mixture onto a square of parchment paper, plastic wrap, or wax paper, and shape it into a log.
  • Be sure to pull the paper or plastic wrap tightly around the log, then twist the ends tightly.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, or until solid.

When you’re ready to use, simply slice off a piece of herbed butter and enjoy on bread, steak, potatoes, shrimp, or whatever else you like!

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal

Carbohydrates: 10g

Protein: 1g

Fat: 14g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g

Monounsaturated Fat: 10g

Sodium: 398mg

Potassium: 132mg

Fiber: 1g

Sugar: 7g

Vitamin A: 11IU

Vitamin C: 2mg

Calcium: 22mg

Iron: 1mg

WORLD’S BEST STEAK MARINADE RECIPE

Are you ready for an incredible steak marinade? This easy recipe will transform any ordinary meal into a special occasion! The juicy steak comes out tender and full of flavor – you won’t be able to resist!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course STEAK
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 165 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cup
  • Beaker Measuring Set
  • Grill Tongs
  • Grill Pan/Skillet Pan
  • Instant Read Meat Thermometer

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon  ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 3 to 4 pounds steak ribeye, strip, sirloin, filet mignon, etc.

Herb Butter Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 to 3  cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons  parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary finely chopped

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal
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