Best Marinade in Existence for Steak

Best Steak Marinade in Existence

15 mins
Vadim Rachok
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This steak marinade recipe is simply unmatched – it’s bursting with flavor and takes your steak to the next level. You won’t be disappointed with the incredible taste it delivers.

This steak marinade recipe is a game-changer when it comes to elevating the flavor and tenderness of your steak. The combination of ingredients, from the rich and savory Worcestershire sauce to the zesty lemon juice and aromatic spices, creates a symphony of flavors that will delight your taste buds. Whether you're grilling, pan-searing, or broiling your steak, this marinade is the secret ingredient that will take your steak to the next level. Give it a try, and you'll see the difference it makes!

Why Marinate a Steak?

Marinating a steak prior to cooking serves two purposes: it helps to tenderize the meat and also adds just the right amount of flavor. Some top-quality steaks may not require a marinade since they already possess a meaty flavor and can end up juicy and tender with the right preparation. However, budget-friendly steaks can benefit tremendously from marination. You will be amazed at the difference a good marinade can make!

Best Steak Marinade in Existence recipe

Steak Marinade Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make homemade steak marinade. You might already possess the majority of those items.

· Oil: This recipe for a top-rated steak marinade begins with the use of olive oil, which helps to keep the meat moist. Additionally, you’ll require Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce for the base of the marinade. If you enjoy a bit of a spicy kick, adding hot sauce is a great option. Lemon juice is also a key ingredient, bringing a pleasant tanginess to the mix while also helping to tenderize the meat. Finally, this marinade is seasoned with a thoughtful blend of spices and seasonings, including dried basil, garlic powder, dried parsley flakes, white pepper, and minced garlic.

Best Steak Marinade in Existence

How to Make Homemade Steak Marinade

To make this steak marinade, simply blend all ingredients.

How Long to Marinate a Steak?

Depending on the size and cut of the steak, marinating times vary.

· Skirt or flank steaks need 2-4 hour marination, while tougher cuts like sirloin tips require overnight marination.

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How to Use Steak Marinade

To marinate the steak, first pour the marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Then, add the steak and coat it with the marinade. Make sure to remove any excess air from the bag and seal it tightly. For best results, refrigerate for up to 8 hours. When you’re ready to cook, remove the steak from the marinade and shake off any excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Finally, cook or grill the steaks to your desired level of doneness.

What to Do With Leftover Marinade

It’s important to avoid reusing the marinade that you use to marinate your meat because it can be unsafe. Bacteria from the raw meat can contaminate the marinade, which can cause serious illness if consumed. However, you don’t have to throw the marinade away. You can make it safe for consumption by boiling it for a few minutes. Boiling the marinade will also thicken it, making it perfect for use as a sauce to complement your freshly cooked steak.

This recipe has its merits, but there are nuances to consider. Starting with the positives: the inclusion of olive oil in the marinade, which is a source of healthy fats and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Additionally, lemon juice serves as a source of vitamin C and adds freshness to the dish. However, such a marinade contains a significant amount of salt from the soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce, which can be problematic for those monitoring their sodium intake. Moreover, oil-based marinades may pose hidden health risks: if the meat is subsequently cooked at high temperatures or for prolonged periods, the oil can produce carcinogens. Therefore, opt for low-temperature cooking methods and avoid overcooking the meat if you want to maximize the benefits of the dish.

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Best Steak Marinade in Existence
Author:Vadim Rachok
This steak marinade is a family recipe that has only been developed over the last 5 years. In this short time, it has made me famous in our close circle. However, until now, I have never shared it with anyone.
Best Marinade in Existence for Steak
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 1/3 cups
Ingredients you will need
½ cup olive oil
⅓ cup soy sauce
⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons dried basil
1 ½ tablespoons garlic powder
1 ½ tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (Optional)
¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (Optional)
Let’s start !

Combine olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, basil, garlic powder, parsley, white pepper, minced garlic, and hot sauce in a blender. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until well combined.

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Calories: 145
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g17%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 688mg30%
Total Carbohydrate 6g2%
Dietary Fiber 1g3%
Total Sugars 2g 
Protein 1g 
Vitamin C 7mg33%
Calcium 43mg3%
Iron 2mg9%
Potassium 173mg4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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When marinating your steak, it's essential to consider the marination time. Different cuts of steak require different marination times, so be sure to follow the guidelines provided. For tougher cuts like flank or skirt steak, a shorter marination period of 2-4 hours is sufficient to enhance flavor and tenderness. On the other hand, if you're working with a tougher cut like sirloin tips, give it an overnight soak in the marinade for the best results. Proper marination can transform an ordinary steak into an extraordinary culinary experience!

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