Easy Steak Marinade


Easy Steak Marinade – Only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep! The most delicious flavor that creates a tender and juicy steak. You’ll love this steak marinade recipe!

In the summer, we absolutely love to grill. Steak is one of our favorite things to cook on the grill, as well as hamburgers and chicken.

steak marinade


Steak Marinade

This easy steak marinade is one of my favorite grilling recipes and is so simple to make! It only takes 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep work. The flavor is absolutely wonderful and creates a juicy and flavorful steak.

In the summer, we LOVE to grill. We grill all types of meat recipes, but also love grilling fruits and vegetables. It brings out so much flavor! Some of our favorites are grilled fruit kabobs, Mexican street corn and also green beans and heirloom tomatoes.

We use this easy steak marinade for New York Strip and Ribeye Steaks. It’s great for making shish kabobs as well. We love grilling our steak for maximum taste and tenderness.

easy steak marinade

Ingredients for steak marinade

This steak marinade recipe calls for 5 simple ingredients. Scroll down to find the printable simple steak marinade recipe.

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

How to cook steak

  • Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Once grill is hot, clean with wire brush and then oil the grates.
  • Place steak on grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  • Beef’s tender, juicy texture is optimum when cooked to medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness.
  • To determine doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer horizontally into the side of the steaks. Place the thermometer in the thickest part. The thermometer should not touch bone, fat or the grill.simple steak marinade

We also made easy grilled vegetables, which are so simple to cook. Check out some of our favorite grilled vegetables below.

What vegetables are good on the grill?

Tomatoes and green beans: This is my favorite combo. Just place in foil, drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Then fold up sides and cook for about 15 minutes.

Corn: Simply wrap corn in foil and cook for 10 minutes, turning occasionally. To elevate your corn, try making Mexican street corn or easy corn salad.

Asparagus: Coat asparagus with oil and salt and pepper to taste. Grill on high for 2-3 minutes. I like my asparagus a little crunchy, but grill for 1-2 more minutes if you prefer softer.

Zucchini: I like to grill my zucchini in spears. Brush with olive oil and salt and pepper then grill until beginning to char, about 3-4 minutes each side.

easy grilled vegetables

Frequently asked questions about steak marinade

What can I use to marinate steak? I like to always use this easy steak marinade as the base, but will sometimes switch up the spices and add in rosemary, basil, parsley or even chili powder.

How long should I marinate my steaks? Marinate for at least 2 hours, however I prefer longer for maximum flavor…typically around 7-8 hours.

How long is too long to marinate steak? Beef can be stored to marinate in the fridge for up to 5 days. Anything after 5 days is too long.

How do I tenderize beef?  My favorite and easy way is to use a spiked meat mallet.  Place steak on cutting board and pound with mallet until it starts to thin out. Then flip over and repeat.

How do you make a tender steak in the oven? Heat a skillet with oil and sear each side of steak for 1-2 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven set at 325 degrees and cook for about 10 minutes, or until steak has reached preferred temperature (medium rare 145°F to medium 160°F).

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Easy Steak Marinade

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak marinade, steak marinade recipe
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 151 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Easy Steak Marinade - Only 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep! The most delicious flavor that creates a tender and juicy steak. You'll love this steak marinade recipe! 



  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the steak in bowl or zip top bag.
  2. Combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce and garlic in a small bowl. Whisk until combined. Then pour over the steak. Seal bowl or bag and place the steak in the refrigerator and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes. Best when marinated for 4 hours+.
  3. Preheat grill to medium high heat. Clean the grill grates with a wire brush and them lightly oil the grates. Place the steak onto the grill and cook until golden brown, 4-5 minutes.  Turn the steaks over and grill another 4-5 minutes for medium-rare (145° F), 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140° F) or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well done (160° F).
  4. Remove steak from the grill and tent with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes, before serving. Top with a slice of butter and chopped parsley if desired. Salt and pepper to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Steak Marinade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 618mg 26%
Potassium 114mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 2%
Iron 5.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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29 comments on “Easy Steak Marinade”

  1. There is nothing better than a grilled steak packed with flavor. That marinade sounds soooo tasty!

  2. I love how easy this is! We are big beef eaters here too. My youngest LOVES steak and at 3 can eat an entire 5oz steak himself. In other news…I’m going to need to buy a Costco for myself when my boys are teenagers :P

  3. I love grilled meat and vegetables during summer! Your tips are so useful! Thanks!

  4. Easy and delicious marinade – yes please!

  5. Erin @ The Speckled Palate Reply

    YUM! This steak just looks and sounds FABULOUS! You can’t go wrong with an awesome marinade, then grilling a delicious steak!

  6. That sounds like the perfect marinade and those steaks look awesome!

  7. I love anything that involves steak! This sounds amazing!

  8. Thank you for this really easy steak marinade! My husband is going to love this!

  9. I’m always looking for a great marinade! This seems so simple and the ingredients so flavorful!

  10. My boys and husband will love this!

  11. Such an easy recipe and I bet it tastes amazing!

  12. The marinade is fantastic. I bet it would be fantastic with pork and chicken too. 

  13. You can bet I’ll be trying this! Yummmmmy!!

  14. Is there anything better than a great steak on the grill? That marinade will add the BEST flavor!

  15. I love how simple this marinade is!

  16. Can’t wait to try this!

  17. I LOVE how easy and delicious this is!!

  18. Now all I can think about is steak. Time to whip this together and fire up the grill.

  19. I am totally craving this now. Looks like we we will be having steak for dinner tonight ;)

  20. Looks delicious and so easy to make! !

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