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Steak Marinade


  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 1garlic clove, minced
  • 1tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tablespoon balsamic vinegar or 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1tablespoon soy sauce
  • pepper


  • Mix all ingredients together and place steaks into freezer bag with marinade, preferably overnight.
  • The original recipe used balsamic vinegar.Seems I never had that on hand so I just used white and listed that in the recipe, but balsamic is definitely better.


  • HokiesMom

    A very nice marinade which I used on a london broil cut of beef. Marinated for 4 hours and the flavors were perfect after grilling. Thanks for sharing such a great marinade recipe.

  • mojoloh

    This marinade is fantastic! It doesn’t change the steak’s flavor, it just enhances the natural flavor, tenderizes, and creates a beautiful carmalization on the outside. I was a little skeptical that this would taste good since it smells kind of gross uncooked, but boy, was I wrong! I am doing a south beach diet, and always have to choke steak down since I’m growing so tired of it, but this marinade made me look forward to meal time again! The first time I used the marinade I just let the meat sit in the marinade. Then, I wondered if I could get even more of that tenderness and flavor if I pierced the steak all over before marinading it. Since I love steak medium rare, this was a mistake. The inner part of the steak cooked too fast and it turned out well-done. I won’t do that again! Thank you so much for sharing this!

  • Elana in New York

    this was AMAZING! i made a few changes..i tripled the recipe and used about 7 pepper steaks. i also used one tablespoon less vinegar because i find that it usually overpowers marinades…i added onion powder, salt and 2 pinches of dry mustard to the marinade. i threw it all in the food processor and then poured it into a freezer bag with the steaks. i marinated the steaks for 7 hours and then placed them, with extra marinade poured on them, in the oven at 450 degrees for 9 minutes on each side to cook it to medium rare. i actually cut the steaks into bite sized pieces and placed them atop a salad of lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers, drizzling the marinade over the steak salad. it was DELICIOUS!! i would say though that if you are not a mustard fan this is probably not for you….that was a very notable flavor in this dish. thanks for posting! i will definitely make this again!

  • Okra

    This is a great tasting marinade. I’ve used it twice now. The first time I only marinaded my steak about 4 hours and loved it. The second time, it was in the marinade about 30 hours. Can’t say there was really much difference. I love that it doesn’t disguise the taste of the steak, but merely enhances it. Thanks so much for sharing this “keeper”.

  • Winechef

    Great marinade. I increased all the ingredients to get about 1 1/2 cups for a platter of Boneless Top Sirloin Steaks I got at Costco. I added more Black Pepper and Garlic. I added some Sage to it for extra flavor. Marinated for 7 Hours. I grilled the steaks over Charcoal with Mesquite Chips about 5 Minutes each side for RARE. It was delicious! Served the Steaks with Salad and a bottle of Argentinean Malbec wine. Excellent! Thanks.


    Not only is this the best marinade by far (and I’m uber picky) but just for the heck of it I mixed everything except the oil together and added it to 1 1/2 lbs of ground chuck before forming patties….now we can’t have hamburgers without this fabulous mixture in them! Juicy and the flavor is off the charts.

  • Roger/OH

    As a cattleman, I don’t normally like anything that would mask the natural flavor of the beef. This marinade added a truely fantastic flavor to the steak. It definitely complimented the natural flavor of the steak.

  • sloe cooker

    OMG The Very Best Indoor Steak EVER!!! You should be walking around like a proud peacock knowing you introduced such a wonderful marinade to all your fellow zaarities. I only was able to marinade for about 2 hours, then preheated a cast iron grill skillet on medium high heat for 10 minutes. Cooked, without disurbing any of the marinade from the steak, for 6 minutes on each side to produce a just well done steak. Very juicy and tender was my T bone. Thanks so much for posting. Will be a do again soon! UPDATE: I have used this recipe sooo many times now, I buy any kind of steak on sale and use this, I crave this taste. This recipe is enjoyed 2 to 3 times a week… I can say that I enjoy this cooked inside more than I do grilled. Oh and have discovered with many times of cooking and different marinade times… that one hour marinating is as good as 24 hours, taste wise.

  • Dannygirl

    I have mixed reviews on this recipe. My husband thought it was great, I thought it was okay. I marinated 2 Rib Steaks for over 18 hours. I think cooking time may be the determining factor. My steak was cooked Well Done, my Husband’s Medium-Well. For mine, the edges tasted great, but the main part of the steak didn’t have any special flavour to me and it was a little tough. My husband’s steak had great flavour throughout and was very tender. My husband insists I make this again, I guess I will have it Medium-Well next time 😉

  • evewitch

    Sadly, I am not sure what all of the fuss is about. I marinated my steaks overnight. I even pounded them beforehand (with the side of the mallet that makes holes). The flavor of the marinade did not come through at all, nor were the steaks tender. They were round steaks, which must be marinated to be grilled effectively, but 24 hours should have been plenty.