Best Steak Marinade Recipe

The Best Steak Marinade

Learn how to make the best steak marinade.  You just can’t go wrong with this – I promise. Best Steak Marinade

Steak seems so intimidating, before you know how to cook.  How do they always get it so perfect in a steak house?  It obviously starts with the cut of meat you select, and that’s a personal preference.  In my  house, we typically go for a ribeye or skirt steak, depending on what we are doing with it.  Ribeyes are usually marbled with a lot of fat and fat = flavor.  Skirt steaks are awesome for things like fajitas, or steak salads.  My husband/chef/food critic has taught me a lot about cooking and the number one thing with steak is this – cut against the grain!  Have you ever had a really tough, chewy steak?  The culprit is most likely the way you cut it.  I had a hard time figuring out which way the grain went, until he taught me this fancy little trick.  Slice a small sliver of meat off the side you think is against the grain.  Pull on it – if it gives pretty easily, you picked the right side.  If it doesn’t, try the other side.  You will figure out the difference – one side will very easily pull, and one side won’t.  Try it the next time you make steak!  It makes such a huge difference.

Best Steak Marinade

This marinade can be thrown together in 5 minutes, and even if you only have 30 minutes before your steak needs to go on the grill it will give it fantastic flavor.  If you think about it in advance – a little more time marinating won’t hurt!

Everyone cooks their steaks differently, and this post isn’t about how to cook the steak so I won’t go into that.  Sometimes we grill, sometimes we use the cast iron skillet inside.  Either way, the marinade gives it great flavor and if you use the test I mentioned above you can avoid a tough chewy steak.  Here’s a couple of tutorials on cooking the perfect steak that I like:

Grilling steaks

Cast Iron Skillet Steak

 

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The Best Steak Marinade
Print Recipe
Throw together this marinade in just a few minutes for a quick, easy and delicious steak dinner.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
The Best Steak Marinade
Print Recipe
Throw together this marinade in just a few minutes for a quick, easy and delicious steak dinner.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients well.
  2. Marinate steak for up to 24 hours.

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8 Comments

  1. Wow, this looks phenomenal! Lemon juice sounds like it would give it a great kick. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Can’t wait to give it a try!

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