Easy Steak Marinade

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  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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

    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! 

    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

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Instructions

    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.

    Recipe Notes

    We typically use 1 1/2 pounds meat with this marinade. 

    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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