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Delicious Steak Marinade Recipe


Welcome to our savory recipes section! Today, we’re sharing a mouthwatering steak marinade that will elevate your steak to a whole new level of deliciousness. This marinade is perfect for tenderizing and infusing your steak with rich, savory flavors. Let’s get started!



  • β…“ cup soy sauce
  • Β½ cup olive oil
  • β…“ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ΒΌ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Β½ tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 Β½ tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ΒΌ teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (optional)


Step 1: Prepare the Marinade

  1. Combine Ingredients: In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, dried basil, dried parsley flakes, and ground white pepper. If using, add the hot pepper sauce and dried minced garlic for extra flavor.

Step 2: Marinate the Steak

  1. Place Steak in Marinade: Place your steak in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the steak, ensuring it is fully coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap.
  2. Refrigerate: Refrigerate the steak for at least 2 hours, or up to 24 hours for maximum flavor. Turn the steak occasionally to ensure even marination.

Step 3: Cook the Steak

  1. Preheat Grill or Skillet: Preheat your grill to high heat or a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Remove Steak from Marinade: Remove the steak from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off. Discard the marinade.
  3. Grill or Cook Steak: Grill or cook the steak to your desired level of doneness. For a medium-rare steak, cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the steak.

Step 4: Serve

  1. Rest the Steak: Let the steak rest for about 5 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a juicier steak.
  2. Serve Hot: Serve the steak hot, garnished with fresh herbs if desired. Enjoy with your favorite sides such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.

Cooking Notes and Tips

  • Steak Choice: This marinade works well with various cuts of steak, including ribeye, sirloin, flank, and skirt steak.
  • Marination Time: The longer you marinate the steak, the more flavorful and tender it will become. However, avoid marinating for more than 24 hours as the acidity can start to break down the meat too much.
  • Grilling Tips: For grill marks, preheat the grill well before adding the steak, and avoid moving it around too much while cooking.


Sweet and Spicy Marinade

Add 2 tablespoons of honey or brown sugar to the marinade for a touch of sweetness. Increase the hot pepper sauce for more heat.


Herb-Infused Marinade

Add fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, or oregano to the marinade for an herbaceous flavor.


Citrus Marinade

Substitute half of the lemon juice with orange juice for a citrusy twist.


Asian-Inspired Marinade

Add 2 tablespoons of hoisin sauce and 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger to the marinade for an Asian-inspired flavor profile.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use this marinade for other meats?

Yes, this marinade works well with chicken, pork, and lamb. Adjust the marination time according to the type of meat.

How do I store leftover marinade?

Leftover marinade should be discarded as it has been in contact with raw meat. If you want to use it as a sauce, boil it for at least 5 minutes to kill any harmful bacteria.

Can I freeze marinated steak?

Yes, you can freeze the steak in the marinade. Place the marinated steak in a resealable plastic bag, remove excess air, and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking.

What sides go well with marinated steak?

Grilled vegetables, baked potatoes, rice pilaf, or a fresh garden salad are all excellent sides to serve with marinated steak.

How do I know when the steak is done?

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature:

  • Rare: 125Β°F (52Β°C)
  • Medium-rare: 135Β°F (57Β°C)
  • Medium: 145Β°F (63Β°C)
  • Medium-well: 150Β°F (66Β°C)
  • Well-done: 160Β°F (71Β°C)

This steak marinade is a game-changer, infusing your steak with incredible flavor and tenderness. Perfect for grilling season or any time you crave a delicious steak, this recipe is sure to become a favorite. Enjoy making and sharing this flavorful marinade with your loved ones!