This easy and flavorful homemade Steak Marinade is guaranteed to make your steaks taste worthy of a fancy steakhouse price tag!
Made entirely of ingredients you already have in your fridge, this Steak Marinade puts store bought marinades to shame. Simply combine this list of common sauces and seasonings straight into a mason jar, give it a shake and you’ve got the perfect marinade in a matter of minutes!
THE STEAK MARINADE TO REPLACE ALL MARINADES
I feel like store bought marinade is either too sweet or too vinegary. After a long, failed search for the perfect marinade, I realized how easy it is to make Steak Marinade at home!
OTHER RECIPES TO SERVE WITH STEAK MARINADE
- Grilled Ribeye Steak – This ribeye steak is the perfect steak to dress up in this homemade marinade.
- Surf and Turf Kabobs – These kabobs are a great recipe to incorporate this delicious marinade!
Sauces: Incorporate high heating oil (like refined avocado oil or corn oil), soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and dijon mustard.
Seasonings: Add in 2 crushed garlic cloves, dried Italian herbs, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.
HOW TO MAKE STEAK MARINADE
STEP ONE: Mix all of the ingredients together in a mason jar and give it a good shake to incorporate all the flavors. The mason jar also doubles as the perfect storage container for any unused marinade.
STEP TWO: Place the steaks into a gallon-size food storage bag or shallow dish with a lid. Cover the steaks with the marinade and seal the bag. Smush the marinade around so the steaks are coated.
STEP THREE: Allow the steak to marinate in the fridge for at least 12 hours prior to cooking. Thicker steaks can marinate for up to 24 hours.
STEP FOUR: Remove the steaks from the marinade and shake off any excess. Then cook on the grill or the stovetop to your desired doneness. Once they’re cooked, rest the steaks for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- This marinade recipe is enough for 2 steaks, about 1 to 1 1/2 pounds total. You can double or triple the recipe to marinate more steaks or to have some on hand for later.
- Never reuse marinade. Once it mixes with raw meat, dispose of any leftover sauce.
HOW LONG CAN YOU STORE HOMEMADE MARINADE
As long as this homemade Steak Marinade hasn’t mixed with any raw meat, you can store it in the fridge for up to a month. I love to add my ingredients straight to a mason jar and for mixing, use a clean spoon to scoop or pour it onto my steaks, and place the mason jar back in the fridge for next time.
HOW LONG CAN YOU MARINATE A STEAK IN THE FRIDGE
I usually marinate my steaks overnight to ensure they have enough time to absorb all the delicious flavor from the marinade. With that being said, I don’t recommend going over 24 hours as the proteins in the steak will start to break down from the acidity in the marinade. A minimum of 6 hours to a maximum of 24 hours is the time frame I like to stick to for the best results.
OTHER SAUCES AND RUBS
- Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce
- Bacon Jalapeno Fry Sauce
- Honey Barbecue Sauce
- Alabama White Sauce
- Taco Seasoning
- BBQ Dry Rub
- Add all the ingredients to a small mason jar. Cover with the lid and give it a good shake to emulsify everything together.
- Place the steaks into a gallon-size food storage bag and pour in the marinade. Seal the bag and smush around the marinade until the steaks are coated.
- Marinate for at least 12 hours (up to 24 hours) in the fridge.
- Remove from the bag and shake off any excess marinade. Cook the steaks to your desired doneness, and then rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.