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This easy steak marinade adds lots of flavor while making steaks extra tender. The result is a steakhouse quality steak without the hefty price tag.

Try it on flank or skirt steak, strip loin, or sirloin! Even a few dashes can be added to hamburger patties before they go on the grill!

cooked marinated steaks on a plate

Any store-bought vinaigrette-style dressing can serve as a marinade, but a homemade steak marinade recipe has so much more flavor! It is so easy to make—plus you can tailor it with whatever is in the fridge or pantry!

The Best Steak Marinade

This Steak Marinade tenderizes any type of meat and adds a flavorful kick!


  • ▢¼ cup olive oil
  • ▢1 clove garlic minced or more to taste
  • ▢2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ▢2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ▢2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ▢1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • ▢1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ▢2 teaspoons fresh rosemary chopped
  • ▢1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ▢2 sprigs fresh thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl or freezer bag.
  • Add up to 2 pounds of steak and marinate at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
  • Remove steaks and discard marinade.
  • Grill or broil to desired doneness.


  • Steak marinade is perfect to use on those tougher, less expensive cuts of meat.
  • Marinate meat in a non-metal (glass or plastic) container or a freezer bag in the refrigerator.
  • Discard used marinade or boil it at a rolling boil for a few minutes to ensure it reaches 165°F.
  • Freeze marinade in ice cubes trays so you can pop out as little or as much as you like when it’s time to marinate a steak-this way the marinade stays fresh!

Marinating Times

  • Filet mignon or ribeye are perfectly tender without marinating but can be marinated for 30-60 minutes for flavor.
  • New York strip or sirloin can marinate for about 4 hours.
  • Tougher cuts of beef like a flank steak, skirt steak, or even chuck can marinate longer, up to 24 hours (I usually do it the night before for the next day’s dinner).

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