Soy sauce, brown sugar and just a few other sauces and spices combine to make this the best ever steak marinade.
The Best Ever Steak Marinade
From the recipe collection of Tara Ippolito
The search for the best ever steak marinade ever stops here.
And I really do mean that. This is the most incredible steak marinade and I can’t get enough of it.
It could just be my favorite.
This isn’t just coming from myself, either. Every time I use this marinade I get rave reviews.
It’s just the perfect combination of ingredients. I bet you’ll have most of them in your home already, too.
It’s so simple yet so effective.
I love easy recipes like this that are so easy to make and just so good.
If you give this steak marinade a try, I’m sure you’ll love it just as much as my family and I do.
Fast. Simple. Delicious.
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What kind of steak should I use?
Generally speaking not every steak is a great option for marinating.
Thought cuts are usually the ones you want to go for. Like these for example:
The marinade will really penetrate meat and add so much intense flavor.
It will also help to tenderize those tougher cuts also.
Any one of these suggestions would be wonderful but I went with the skirt steak for this recipe.
How long do I need to marinate the steak for?
I usually pop the marinated steak into the fridge the day before I’m going to make it.
If you don’t have that kind of time for whatever reason, marinate it in the morning if you’re eating it for dinner later.
And if you can’t do that, try to least a couple of hours for those flavors to really make their way into the steak.
The longer you marinate, the more flavorful the steak is going to be.
Don’t go past marinating for more then 24 hours though. The acid will start to break the steak proteins down after that point.
The short reply to this question would be anywhere from 2-24 hours.
How should I cook the steak?
This is entirely up to you.
Any method here would work like these for example:
- Grill pan
- Cast iron skillet
Choose whatever one you’d enjoy the most.
What can I serve with the best ever steak marinade?
We’ll, steak and potatoes just go together.
Here are a few great recipe options.
Any of those recipes in addition to a vegetable side would be perfect.
Here are a few delicious vegetable sides
Important Steak Cooking Tips:
There are 4 really big tips I have for making sure your marinated and incredibly flavorful steak is cooked to perfection.
Follow these important steps and the best ever steak marinade will be working in your favor for sure.
1. Warm it up
The first one is to remove it from the refrigerator for 30 minutes before you cook it.
Try to let the steak come close to room temperature if you can.
Taking a super cold steak and putting it onto a hot surface is not going to yield great results.
Letting it sit out for a half an hour or so will raise its temperature. So when the steak hits the hot surface it’s working with it not against it.
The steak will be cooked much more evenly that way.
2. Drain the marinade
This may just be the most important one out of them all. Make sure to remove the steak from the marinade!
Completely drain the marinade from the steak. I even use a kitchen towel to dry it off completely.
I highly recommend you do the same. This marinade will 100% burn and ruin the flavor of the whole thing if you don’t do this.
A little char is fantastic! That’s not what I mean.
I’m talking about the whole thing turning black.
Make sure you remove as much of the marinade as you can before cooking the steak. You’ll be happy you did.
3. Preheat the grill
This may sound like an obvious one but make sure your surface is hot before you put the meat down.
Get whatever you’re using super hot before you decide to cook.
This will give the beef a nice even cook and you may possibly even get some awesome looking grill marks, too.
4. Let it rest
Let the steak rest.
Tin foil tent the meat for half of the amount of time your cooked it for.
If you cooked it for 8 minutes, let it rest for 4 before you slice into it.
All the flavors will lock into the meat instead of pouring out when you slice into it.
The best ever steak marinade video:
The best ever steak marinade ingredients:
- Brown sugar
- Soy sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Balsamic vinegar
- Lemon juice, fresh
- Garlic powder
- Chopped garlic
- Olive oil
- Black pepper
First, add the steak to whatever container you’re going to marinate it in.
Then, add all of the ingredients on top of it.
Combine everything together.
Place it in the fridge to marinate for 2-24 hours. The longer the better for more flavor!
Now, remove it from the fridge 30 minutes before you want to cook it.
After that, drain the marinade from the beef and dry it off with a kitchen towel. The flavors have already penetrated the beef so don’t worry about losing any flavor.
Then cook the steak however you choose to.
Finally, let it rest for half of the amount of time you cooked it for then slice it up and enjoy the best steak marinade ever.
The BEST Ever Steak Marinade
- 1-2 pounds Skirt Steak or steak of your choice
- 2 tbs brown sugar
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbs balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbs lemon juice, fresh
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tsp black pepper
- Place your steak in whatever container you're going to marinate it in
- Add all of the ingredients.Mix them together and into the meat.
- Place it in the fridge for 2-24 hours but no more then that. The longer you marinate the more flavorful the beef will be
- Take the steak out of the fridge and let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Remove the steak from the marinade and pat it dry with a dish towel. This will prevent the sugars in the marinade from burning.
- Grill/cook the steak however you'd like
- Let the steak rest under a tin foil tent to half of the amount of time that you cooked it for. Slice it up against the grain and enjoy!!