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!

steak marinade

Steak Marinade Recipe

Today I’m sharing my favorite easy steak marinade and easy grilling instructions. It only takes 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep work. The flavor is absolutely wonderful and creates a juicy and flavorful steak.


There’s nothing better than grilled beef in the summertime. Beef has nutrients like high- quality protein, iron, zinc and B vitamins that can help you and your family stay active and strong all summer long. Plus it’s affordable! Grocers usually have great steak deals in summer months, especially around holidays like Labor Day.
My daughter absolutely LOVES steak and begs for it all the time. When she sees me grilling beef, she begs to help and waits patiently for it to cook. We also love grilling vegetables, as it brings out so much flavor. Green beans and heirloom tomatoes are
some of our favorites to pair together.

We use this 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.

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Ingredients for grilled steak marinade

This steak marinade recipe calls for 5 simple ingredients (find the printable recipe below):

  • 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

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How to cook steak

  • Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. Once the grill is hot, clean it with a wire brush and then oil the grates.
  • Place steak on the 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.

Here’s my awesome husband grilling the steaks for us after work! My daughter does not leave his side once he is home. She’s his little side kick.

steak marinade recipe

We also grilled vegetables, which are so simple to make. All you need to do is place your vegetables into foil, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper. Then fold up the sides and cook along side your steaks for about 15 minutes.

Grilled summer vegetables -healthy and delicious!

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Here’s the printable steak marinade recipe:

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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This post is brought to you by Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, but all
opinions are my own. 
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

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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13 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!

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