Worlds Best Steak Marinade!

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I really mean WORLD’S BEST!!! This steak marinade is so delicious that you will make it for years and years to come. Can be used on any red meat.  

Best Steak Marinade

You can whip up this steak marinade in minutes, and let me tell you first hand it is the best steak marinade we have ever used. You will make it once and then walk around like a proud peacock at the fantastic job you did. People will be begging you for the recipe because it is THAT good!

This 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 marinade, 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, flat-iron, skirt steaks, etc. You name it, this marinade works. It makes the meat so flavorful and tender, and it melts in your mouth. I also have a delicious pork marinade recipe that will knock your socks off.

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 sweet that helps give your steaks that perfect crust when you grill it up.

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.


My steaks looking all yummy but very lonely.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERADouble and triple when necessary depending on the amount of meat.  For the meat pictured above I doubled my recipe. 


Look at the deliciousness of the honey and garlic.


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Worlds Best Steak Marinade
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

The most delicious steak marinade that can be used on any red meat/

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 4
Calories: 145 kcal
  • 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
  1. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Worlds Best Steak Marinade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 145 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 834mg 35%
Potassium 115mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 13g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 4.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.






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    Jeni Bryant
    December 2, 2014 at 9:46 am

    SO easy to make this! WOW! Thanks!

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    Donna Hup
    December 2, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    We love steak and just by reading the ingredients it sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to try it!

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      Richard Good
      December 9, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Going to try it out tonight, i’ll Let you know how it turned out.

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    September 14, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    after you marinade meat is it safe to return meat to marinade after meat is cooked??

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      September 14, 2016 at 2:35 pm

      It is exactly what I do, I actually had that included as part of the recipe but some folks criticized my suggestion of returning the meat back to the marinade after being cooked. I have always done that and will continue to do it because it is absolutely delicious. But I figured I would leave it up to everyone’s own judgement call. But I definitely do. πŸ™‚

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        June 8, 2017 at 10:16 pm

        To make the leftover marinade a bit safer I decided to reduce it on the stove to use as a sauce, and it turned out delicious!

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          June 10, 2017 at 11:43 am

          That sounds delicious! Awesome idea!

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        December 31, 2017 at 9:15 pm

        Can this be frozen for later us

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          January 1, 2018 at 12:28 pm

          i have not tried to freeze it yet but I think it should be fine frozen. If you happen to give it a try, let us know. πŸ™‚

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    September 27, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Re-using a marinade is dangerous. Best to withhold a bit for basting. Unless you heat the used marinade on the stove. Beef poses less threat than say pork or poultry but still not a good idea to get into the habit of doing.
    Nice marinade. I used it on some lamb I grilled. Will try it on some steaks next.

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    September 29, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Does this need to be refrigerated?

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      September 29, 2016 at 8:13 pm

      Yes it does

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    Bob Doucet
    March 22, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    Hi Melissa
    I will definitely try the marinade. I was wondering, what is the optimal amount of time to marinate the beef – a few hours, overnight in the fridge or other.

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      March 23, 2017 at 12:37 am

      The longer you can give it, the better. But I usually only give it about a 1/2 hour since with 4 boys I am often last minute.. and it is amazing!!

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        Mimi Mule
        April 18, 2017 at 11:28 am

        What do you recommend as the best way to cook the steak with the marinade….grill, oven, or stove top.

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          April 18, 2017 at 3:48 pm

          Any of the above. I have cooked my meat all of those ways with this marinade and its always delicious. That really is up to your own preference. πŸ™‚

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    April 30, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Made this today, my husband and I loved it. So far best marinade to date. Thanks for sharing.

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    May 1, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    I mixed your marinade in when i formed my ground chuck into patties, let them sit for 20 minutes, then grilled them @ 500-550 degrees till medium. Wow.

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    June 28, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I made 1/2 the recipe . I marinated a Top Round steak I got on sale . I only marinated it for an hour and it tasted great !!!! I sliced it thin and it was juicy and tender Yummy . Thank You I have saved this recipe on Pinterest . It’s a keeper !!!

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    Kelly Devine
    October 21, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    My husband told me to never use another marinade but this again!

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