This recipe for the best steak marinade is the absolute easiest and tastiest way to marinate steaks! You will love how much flavor this easy marinade imparts into your steaks! If you have been wondering how to marinate a steak, then this post has all my best tips and tricks!The Best Steak Marinade Recipe EVER!

The Best Steak Marinade will really take your summer time steak grilling to the next level! I have been using this easy marinade recipe for years and love that all the ingredients are readily available in my fridge. The ingredients and amounts are really flexible and once you get the basic marinade recipe down, you can adjust to your taste!

How to marinate a steak

How to marinate a steak?

It is easy to marinate a steak and will make your at home grilled steaks taste just like a restaurant steak! The easy way to marinate a steak is to throw all your ingredients into a zip top baggie and then add your steaks and shake that bag up! Lay flat to evenly distribute ingredients and then place in the fridge. Every hour or so, turn the bag over if you can! If you can’t, no big deal! Half an hour before cooking, remove the bag from the fridge. You always want to cook room temperature steak in order to get the tastiest and juiciest steak!

If you don’t want to use a plastic bag, you can use one of these marinade trays!

These trays make things mess free and easy!

How long to marinate a steak

How long do you marinate steak?

The marinate time really depends on the cut of meat. To really simplify it, the cheaper the meat, the longer I marinate.

So a cheap sirloin tip steak gets 6-8 hours, or even overnight, while a NY strip steak only needs about 2 hours.

This is also a great money saving tip! Buy a cheaper cut of steak and let it marinate over night. The marinade will add tenderness and flavor and no one will never know that you didn’t spring for the super expensive cuts of meat!

Hey, not every occasion calls for filet, right?

If you are looking for a great steak marinade recipe, then you definitely want to try this one! It adds amazing flavor to your steak and could not be easier!

Serve your grilled steaks with some of my favorite summertime side dishes!

Antipasto Pasta Salad

Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

Instant Pot Bacon Cheddar Ranch Potato Salad

The Best Ever Steak Marinade

This recipe for the easiest and best steak marinade will make your summer time steaks taste amazing!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword steak marinade
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 steaks
Author Amanda @ Old House to New Home


  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp steak sauce A-1 Heinz 57 or whatever you like!
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined. Pour over your steaks in a baggie and refrigerate anywhere from 2-24 hours. Shake the baggie every few hours to redistribute marinade.
  2. Cook steaks as desired.

The Best and Easiest Steak Marinade Recipe

Affiliate links used in this post

Related Posts

5 thoughts on “The Best Steak Marinade

Comments are closed.