Smoky Steak Marinade Recipe -
Smoky Steak Marinade Recipe
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Smoky Steak Marinade

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"This is a rich, smoky tasting marinade!"

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Original recipe makes 1 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Whisk together Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, salt, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and onion powder in a bowl until the salts have dissolved.
  2. To use, pour the marinade over up to 2 pounds of meat in a resealable plastic bag. Seal the bag, and refrigerate overnight. The following morning, discard the marinade, and cook the meat as desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2009

This can be a great marinade if you don't use all the salt or all the powders! I cut the recipe in half for a 1 lb. sirloin steak. I didn't use any table salt and only half of the seasoned salt (basically 1/4 of what the original recipe called for. I used minced garlic and added 2 Tbsp. of olive oil. I let this marinate all day. The result was a very flavorful, tender, smoky cut of steak and sirloin is not the best cut of meat either so I was pleasantly surprised. I would definitely try this again but on strips or rib eyes.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 19, 2010

Very, very salty! This recipe has potential but needs tweaked a bit.


17 Ratings

Mar 23, 2008

We halved the recipe and marinaded two 5-ounce filets for about 2 hours and they were incredibly delicious. It was pretty salty, which I love, but you might want to put 1/2-3/4 the amount of salt in it if you like yours less salty.

Oct 19, 2009

This is pretty good stuff. I did cut back the salt to 1 tsp of seasoned salt and whish I would have added just a bit more. It has a good smokey flavor and went through the meat very well. DH grilled these for us and we enjoyed them.

Dec 10, 2009

We let our frozen chicken breasts sit in this marinade all day and cut them up into strips before baking. Wonderful! Thanks! We will use this marinade often.

Nov 09, 2009

For me the flavor is too strong to use as a marinade and I only marinated my steak for 45 minutes! Think it would work better as a sauce to baste your meat with while cooking. The flavor is good, 'am trying to think of a way to tone it down a bit.

Feb 06, 2009

I think this recipe calls for wayyyy too much salt. After reading the reviews, I decided to cut out the table salt all together and reduce the seasoned salt to just one tablespoon. Next time I will use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder. All the "powders" made the marinade pretty thick. I like the concept of this marinade, it just didn't work out that well for me.

Apr 22, 2008

This was WAY TOO SALTY and I only used the seasoning salt, nota adding the regular. Going by what others said, I thought I'd cut way back on the salt, and our beef tenderloins that I marinated overnight were inedible....What a waste of money!! I'm sorry, but this was AWEFUL!!!


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