Sandy's Special Beef Marinade Recipe -
Sandy's Special Beef Marinade Recipe
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Sandy's Special Beef Marinade

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"This made our steaks absolutely mouth-watering! A combo of recipes were my inspiration, plus a few ingredients from an old family recipe. Pour over up to 3 pounds of beef and marinate overnight in refrigerator before grilling."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Stir together the onion, garlic, grapeseed oil, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, steak sauce, water, salt, black pepper, red pepper, mustard, liquid smoke, brown sugar, bay leaves, and lime juice in a bowl.
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  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients. The actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 16, 2010

I thought this marinade was flavorful and made the meat tender. I used canola oil instead of grapeseed, yellow mustard instead of ground mustard (because I didn't have any) and no bay leaves. I loved the marinade but I think next time, I'll cut the oil in just seemed to be too much. Great recipe- no steak sauce needed on the side!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 18, 2012

Lots of positives reviews and made it exactly how the recipe states. But was'nt for me.

May 17, 2011

Absolutely Delicious! I used about 5 lbs chuck steak that comes 3 to a pack. Because I never think a day ahead, I grilled one of the steaks after about 6 hrs. The aroma was wonderful! We could only imagine how the other 2 would be after marinating overnight! We grilled them for brunch, and OMG! The steak was tender,juicy and so flavorful! I thin the liquid smoke helps, so don't leave it out! I varied a tad from the recipe, because I didn't have grape seed oil, I used olive oil. I also ran low on Worcestershire sauce so only had little over 1/4c and lastly I used a whole lime, otherwise would have had to find another recipe to use up the rest of it. I am adding this to my recipe box and will use it over and over! Thanks!

May 27, 2010

Awesome! I substituted canola oil for the grapeseed and left out the bay leaves ('cuz I didn't have any). The batch made just the right amount for 5 pounds of London Broil. My kids LOVED it and so did I!

May 17, 2011

I made this recipe exactly as stated because I had everything called for in the house. We marinated 2 pretty decent steaks for 2 hours before grilling. This marinade is really great. It's a big recipe, though, so I will cut it in half next time we make it. My husband says that will be next week! Thanks for the great recipe.

May 17, 2010

I followed this recipe exactly, but made only half as much. I was planning to marinate overnight, but ended up marinating about 36 hours (love those really long baseball games). My flank steak was tender and delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!

Jul 23, 2011

Awesome marinade. Best one I've tried! The amount was perfect for 6 large steaks.

Sep 14, 2011

I did replace the grapeseend oil with canola oil, but this is one of the best marinades I've ever had.


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  • Calories
  • 310 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 968 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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