Steak Recipes Grill Marinade

This simple marinade is perfect for grilling up juicy, flavorful steaks – even cheap cuts! – so tasty you won’t need sauce. BEST quick steak marinade ever.

Since half of the year is too cold to stand outside and flip anything with a pair of tongs, we have a set season for grilling around here, but back in January I did put on about 13 layers and stand out on the back deck to make dinner a few nights. The things I’ll do out of pure desperation for grilled food!

As an adult, I finally realized that steak didn’t have to be dry, tough, or flavorless; instead, it could be crazy-delicious, juicy, and bursting with big, bold flavors. It’s all in the marinade, it’s hard to believe, but growing up I thought steak was dry, tough, and flavorless, so I wouldn’t eat it. In fact, I didn’t have a good steak until I was getting into adulthood.

How to Make the Best Steak Marinade |

The Best Steak Marinade Recipe for Grilling 🔗

This steak marinade recipe for grilling is delicious, simple and versatile. It works on any cut of steak and it will WOW everyone you serve it to!

Prep: 5min

Total: 20min

Serving Size: 1 serving

Nutrition Facts: calories 310 kcal, servingSize 1 serving


  • 1/2 cup organic Tamari ((gluten-free soy sauce))
  • 2 tablespoons organic Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large lime, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon organic red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons organic parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon coarse sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 pounds organic, grass-fed steak of choice
  • 2 tablespoons organic avocado oil ((only needed if cooking on the stove))


  1. In a large glass bowl, combine the first 8 ingredients (tamari through black pepper) and stir to combine. Pour marinade over steak and let sit for at least 30 minutes, up to overnight, in the fridge. We like to put the steak into a sealable bag and pour the marinade in, shake it up and let sit.
  2. When ready to cook your steak, preheat your grill to 400F. Cook steak, flipping halfway, until an internal thermometer reads 135F for medium-rare. The length of time will depend on the cut of steak you choose and how thick the steak is. Generally speaking, we recommend 5 minutes per side per inch of steak. But you'll have to watch the steak closely and monitor the temperature to ensure it's cooked to your liking.


Should you marinate steak before grilling?

The majority of beef cuts benefit from being marinated, even though it’s not necessary to do so. The marinade adds a lot of flavor, and a longer marinating time allows the ingredients to really penetrate the meat.

How do you marinate a steak to make it tender?

InstructionsIn a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, and a dash of red pepper. Add the steaks to a large bowl or resealable zip-top bag, then pour the marinade over them. Marinate for two hours or overnight.

How long should you leave steak in marinade?

Information. Although it is safe to keep the food in the marinade longer, most recipes for marinating meat and poultry call for six to 24 hours. After two days, it is possible that the marinade will start to break down the meat’s fibers, turning it into mush.

Can you grill marinated steak?

Remove the steaks from the fridge one hour before grilling, heat the grill on high for a few minutes to get it nice and hot, then turn it down to medium, and add the steaks. Place the steaks in the refrigerator and marinate for at least one hour and up to eight (I’ve also done overnight marinating with excellent results).

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