This easy Steak Marinade For Grilling makes flavorful and juicy steaks every time. It’s perfect for strip steak, skirt steak, flank steak, sirloin, kabobs, and more.
This recipe costs $1.69 to make six servings. That is only $0.28 per serving.
A marinade can take a plain dry tasting steak to the next level. You can genuinely have restaurant-quality steak at home with minimal effort. With only 5 minutes of prep time, you can yield excellent results.
This marinade recipe is not only easy but also full of flavor, using staple pantry ingredients, giving you a tender and juicy steak. This will be your new go-to marinade every time you have some steaks for grilling!
Ingredients and Cost
Per Serving Cost: $0.28
Recipe Cost: $1.69
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil – $0.58
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce – $0.18
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce – $0.20
- 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard – $0.04
- 2 large garlic cloves – $0.10
- 1 Tablespoon dried minced onions – $0.23
- 2 Tablespoons steak seasoning – $0.30
- 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley – $0.06
NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.
- First, add all of the ingredients into a bowl.
- Whisk the ingredients together until all combined.
- Place the steak in a Ziploc bag or container and pour the marinade over the steaks.
- Seal the bag or container and shake to cover the steaks evenly.
- Finally, refrigerate for 1-4 hours before grilling.
- Instead of fresh parsley, you can use one teaspoon of dried parsley.
- You can use either Dijon or yellow mustard.
- Instead of fresh garlic, you can use 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder.
Once the marinade is made, you can store it in a covered container or large Mason jar in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
- Mixing bowl
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
No rule says you have to marinate steaks before grilling. However, it adds flavor and helps to tenderize the meat if you can marinate them before grilling.
Steaks should marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. You can do it for up to four hours. However, I would not recommend letting them marinate for much longer, as the acidity of the marinade will cause the proteins in the steak to break down over time. This will result in mushy meat instead of tender.
I do not recommend poking holes in steak before marinating them. Poking holes allows the juices to drain instead of staying in the steak. We want the juices to remain in the steak to help tenderize the meat and give it the juicy flavor we all love.
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Steak Marinade For Grilling
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- 1 Tablespoon dried minced onions
- 2 tablespoons steak seasoning I used McCormick
- 1 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl or large measuring cup.
- Whisk until combined.
- Add steak to resealable Ziploc bag or container.
- Pour marinade over the steaks, seal the bag or container, and shake the bag gently to distribute the marinade evenly.
- Refrigerate for 1-4 hours before grilling.