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Quick-and-Easy Steak Marinade Recipe
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Quick-and-Easy Steak Marinade

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"This is a quick-and-easy marinade recipe for steaks."

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Original recipe makes 2 steaks Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    4 hrs 30 mins


  1. Place steaks in a flat baking dish or container. Cut slits at 1-inch intervals in the fat around the edges of the steaks. Gently pierce both sides of each steak a few times with a fork.
  2. Sprinkle each steak with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Montreal steak seasoning. Pat seasonings into steaks.
  3. Whisk olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, and liquid smoke together in a bowl. Pour marinade over steaks to coat. Cover container or baking dish with plastic wrap and marinate steaks in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Turn steaks over and marinate for another 2 hours.
  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  5. Cook the steaks on the preheated grill until they start to firm, and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, 8 to 10 minutes per side for medium-rare. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C).
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  • Cook's Note:
  • It is totally fine to leave the steaks in your marinade for longer than 2 hours. I would generally not marinate them any longer than 1 day.

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May 02, 2014

This was a marinade that became better as the meal progressed. We love the flavor of a good steak and rarely add more than salt and pepper. At first, I was put off a bit by the slightly sweet flavor of the balsamic vinegar. When I was on my last bite, I was thinking, this is a great flavor. For the outside grill, though, 1/3 cup of olive oil made the grill flare up, and the steaks were well marbled, so I would not use that amount of olive oil again. DS is not a mustard fan, so I cut back on the mustard a bit, and I totally forgot to add the liquid smoke (didn't miss it, due to the outside grill). Other than that, it was a nice change from our usual steak dinner. Thanks for the idea!

Feb 07, 2014

The marinade also tenderizes the steak. Any marinade with acid (tomato, vinegar, citrus juices, pineapple juice, etc.) will tenderize. I leave my meat in marinade over night or all day, but no longer. If you leave it too long the meat texture changes and gets "mushy". And don't try to save calories by omitting the oil. Your meat will turn out dry. I don't have an outdoor grill, so I grill in my G Foreman grill. For room temperature meat and 1" thick meat, I cook for 6 minutes on preheated grill. Perfect medium rare, tender & juicy!


7 Ratings

Jun 14, 2014

Easy and yummy!

Sep 17, 2014

I tried this recipe on New York Strip steaks...but I found it under "The Best Steak Marinade Recipe"!! Same ingredients, same measurements!! Steaks were tender and tasty!

Jun 15, 2014

If you have had problems with getting steaks tender, look no further with this recipe. This recipe is easy and it was a great hit for Father's Day. I grilled boneless ribeye steaks yum yum.

Jun 30, 2015

Did this recipes on sirloin steak. Meat came out so juice and delicious that my friends still raving about three days later .

Jul 28, 2014

This was fantastic!!!! Next time I want to make little cuts into the steak I get so the flavor can soak through the whole of the meat. DEFINITELY worth a try!


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  • Calories
  • 719 kcal
  • 36%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 54.6 g
  • 84%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 29.5 g
  • 59%
  • Sodium
  • 3590 mg
  • 144%

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

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