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Worlds Best Steak Marinade!

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You can whip up this steak marinade in minutes, and let me tell you first hand it is the world’s best steak marinade we have ever used. You will make it once and then be hooked on this best steak marinade for life. It is the perfect marinade that will leave your steaks tender juicy and delicious.

This steak marinade only requires a handful of ingredients, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic, honey, and more. These ingredients marry nicely and the longer you let your steak marinate, the more flavor will work in, and offer an even juicier and flavorful steak.

You can use this on all cuts of red meats; prime rib, t-bone, filet mignon, sirloin, flank steak, flat iron, skirt steaks, etc. You name it, this marinade works. It makes the meat so flavorful and tender and melts in your mouth. I also have a delicious pork marinade that will knock your socks off.

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The Only Steak Marinade You Will Ever Need

This steak marinade is genuinely the only steak marinade you will ever need. I have tested a ton of marinade recipes over the years, and we always come back to this recipe. We have been using this recipe for years, and it never disappoints us. A mix of savory and a hint of sweetness helps give your steaks that perfect crust when you grill them up.

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How Long To Marinate Steak

You can marinate as little as 30 minutes, but I like to do at least 3-6 hours for the maximum flavor. But let’s be honest I don’t always have things planned ahead, so a quick marinade is what I have to do. Regardless this steak marinade is one delicious pairing for your steaks.

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How Do You Soak Your Marinading Steak 

You can place your steak in a bag with the marinade. Then every little bit you can go and grab the bag and massage the meat to really help infuse the marinade into the steak more to give your steak the best chance of those rich flavors soaking in. Or if you want you can use an airtight container. 

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If I have a lot of time to marinate my steak, I will massage my steak about once an hour when I am marinating it.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TSP ground black pepper
  • 1 TSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TSP Onion Powder
 

Instructions

  • Mix all of your ingredients together. Set aside some marinade to use for dipping after the meat is cooked.

  • Place meat into the marinade and give it as much time as possible to marinade.

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Tips For Grilling Steak 

While this marinade is full of vibrant and savory flavors, you must also remember grilling your steak correctly is equally important. The reason being is if you overcook your steak it will end up dry and chewy. 

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  • Preheat Grill | Always preheat your grill, this will help get the grates hot and when you put the steak on the grill it will offer that sear sound which means success. 
  • Steak Tip | I always sit my steaks out for at least 15-20 minutes before I plan to place them on the grill. I watched this tip on the Food Network channel years ago, and have done it ever since. This always sets you up for the success of a juicy steak that is cooked nicely. 
  • Don’t Cut Steak | When checking the done-ness of your steak don’t slice into the steak to see how red or done it is. Use a meat thermometer and check it that way. If you cut the steak it will leak the juice and dry out. 
  • Rest the Steak | Once your steak is done, lay it on a plate and put aluminum foil over the top. Let it sit for five minutes to allow it to soak in all those juices for a juicy and flavorful steak. 

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How To Know How Done Your Steak Is With Meat Thermometer 

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Let me share some temperatures to keep in mind and know when your steak is done. 

  • Rare Steak – 130 degrees
  • Medium Rare Steak – 135 degrees
  • Medium Steak – 140-143 degrees 
  • Medium Well Steak – 150 degrees
  • Well Done – 160 degree

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Double and triple the recipe when necessary depending on the amount of meat.

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Here are some great sides to pair with your steak:

Instant Pot Packaged Saffron Yellow Rice

Air Fryer Asparagus

Arroz Con Grandules

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Worlds Best Steak Marinade

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

You can whip up this world's best steak marinade in minutes, and let me tell you first hand it is the best steak marinade we have ever used.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 3 TBSP minced garlic
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TSP ground black pepper
  • 1 TSP Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 TSP Onion Powder

Instructions

  1. Mix all of your ingredients together. Set aside some marinade to use for dipping after the meat is cooked.
  2. Place meat into the marinade and give it as much time as possible to marinade.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 599mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 1g

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Harry koong

Saturday 1st of October 2022

How much marinate I need for 7 kg off sirloin steak..

Chris

Saturday 4th of June 2022

This recipe was SO BAD! Basically all you taste is vinegar, so glad I did this on my own with just one steak. Will burn this recipe from my memory.

Bob Barrett

Monday 20th of September 2021

made it yesterday, delicious and easy

Joanne DeMark

Monday 10th of May 2021

I have scrolled up and down and cannot find the marinate recipe. There are articles on everything but the marinate. I'm so frustrated I'm seriously thinking of becoming a vegetarian!

Duane

Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Could you use this recipe with a beef roast? I'd like to Maranate my roast and then sous vide it.

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