This easy marinade takes seconds to whip together and you will definitely agree that is the best steak marinade ever! It’s made with simple ingredients that you already have in your pantry, including Worcestershire Sauce, Soy Sauce, and Garlic. With bold flavors, this steak marinade will turn any steak into a show stopper!
Easy Steak Marinade
We loved grilled steaks in the summer and there is no better way to season up a steak than with a juicy marinade. Want to know how to grill the perfect steak? We have the perfect Grilled Rib Eye Recipe!
This easy marinade recipe is full of tang and flavor, but isn’t overpowering so that you can still taste the meat! Simply whisk all the ingredients together and pour over the meat.
If you don’t have one of those fancy marinade containers, just use a baggie! Works just as well!
How long do you marinate steak?
The marinate time really depends on the cut of meat. To really simplify it, the cheaper the meat, the longer I marinate.
So a cheap sirloin tip steak gets 6-8 hours, or even overnight, while a NY strip steak only needs about 2 hours.
This is also a great money saving tip! Buy a cheaper cut of steak and let it marinate overnight. The marinade will add tenderness and flavor and no one will never know that you didn’t spring for the super expensive cuts of meat!
Hey, not every occasion calls for filet, right?
If you love a delicious, juicy steak, then I know that you will love this recipe for the best steak marinade! You will make this recipe your go to all summer long!
Serve alongside our grilled corn on the cob and a delicious pasta salad, and you have the ultimate summertime dinner! You can even top the steak with a delicious garlic aioli, to fancy it up even more! Your guests will think they are at an expensive steak house!
Steak Marinade Ingredients
- Rib eye steaks
- Soy sauce
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Worcestershire sauce
- Black pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Italian seasonings
- Red pepper flakes
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How to Make Steak Marinade
In a small bowl, whisk all of the ingredients together until they are well combined.
Add steaks to a large gallon sized ziplock bag.
Pour the steak marinade over your steaks in a ziplock baggie and refrigerate anywhere from 2-24 hours.
Shake the baggie every few hours to redistribute the marinade.
Cook steaks as desired. You can grill them, cook them in the oven or even on the stove.
How to Grill a Steak
First, start with a clean and oiled grill. Then, place the steaks on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes, until brown and a little charred. Turn the steaks over and grill for another 3-5 minutes. Let steaks rest on a cutting board or plate for 5 minutes before slicing.
How to Tell When a Steak is Done
I like to use a meat thermometer to make certain that my steak is perfectly cooked.
Here is a guide for internal temperatures:
- Medium-rare -an internal temperature of 135 degrees F
- Medium – an internal temperature of 140 degrees F
- Medium-well – an internal temperature of 150 degrees F
Easy Side Dishes to Serve with Steak
- Green Beans with Feta Cheese
- Mexican Street Corn Salad
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Tomato Cucumber Avocado Salad
- Campfire Potatoes
- Easy Antipasto Salad Recipe
The Best Ever Steak Marinade
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp italian seasonings
- ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 tbsp cold butter cut into 1 tbsp pats
- 4 rib eye steaks
- Finely chopped parsley for garnish
- Sea Salt to taste *optional
- In a small mixing bowl combine soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, ground black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasonings, and red pepper flakes.
- Add steaks to a large gallon sized ziplock bag or 9×13 baking dish. Pour marinade over steaks and flip over to coat all sides of the steak. Close the zip lock bag, or cover the 9×13 with plastic wrap. Marinate for 2-4 hours, or overnight for the best flavor.NOTE: If marinating overnight make sure to turn steaks over half way through the marinating process.
- When you are ready to cook your steaks make sure to pull them out of the refrigerator, and out of the marinade 20-30 minutes before cooking. Place them on a cutting board while you are heating your cast iron skillet. This will result in a better cooked steak that is juicy and melts in your mouth.
- After your steak comes to room temperature, place the cast iron skillet over medium heat on the stove top. Bring the skillet up to temperature before adding meat.NOTE: If your cast iron skillet isn’t “seasoned”, or is on the newer side, add 1⁄2 tbsp olive oil before placing steaks into the skillet. This will prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the cast iron skillet.
- Place each steak in the cast iron skillet and season with sea salt. Allow each steak to cook and sear on each side for 3-4 minutes. Watch so they don’t burn. Flip over and repeat.
- Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook, flipping every 3 minutes until the internal temperature reaches the desired temperature using meat thermometer.NOTE: Cast Iron Skillets take time to cool down, that’s why it’s important not to turn up the heat higher than medium. Cooking the steak at medium low after it is seared will allow for it to cook slower without burning. The cast iron skillet will still be hot enough to effectively cook the steak even at a lower temperature.
- When the steaks are done cooking remove to a cutting board and tent with foil for 5 minutes. This will allow the steak to re-distribute the juices so they don’t run out of the meat when cut it.
- Top each steak with a pat of butter and fresh chopped parsley and serve!
- RARE STEAK: 120-130 degrees
- MEDIUM RARE STEAK: 130-135 degrees
- MEDIUM STEAK: 135-145 degrees
- MEDIUM WELL: 145-155 degrees
- WELL DONE: 155 degrees and up
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