The Best Ever Steak Marinade Recipe

You guys are raving about what I call the best steak marinade recipe over on Pinterest! Thank you for all the compliments, and keep them coming!

Best Steak Marinade Recipe


You guys, I love steak. I think I had my first true realization of what a steak was supposed to taste like when I worked at a steakhouse (around 19, a long time ago). It was my first time really around steaks, learning the different cuts and whatnot. However, it’s not like we can just go out to a nice restaurant and order a steak any time we want, as our budget cannot afford to. So, hubby and I have been on a quest to come up with the best steak marinade on our own. I’ve always used olive oil and Worcestershire sauce, along with some herbs and seasonings, but recently decided to try a few more things, for instance, lemon juice. Freshly squeezed, that is. And let me tell you, this is the best steak marinade I have ever made – it’s just so good …. It leaves the steak tender and juicy and gives it an expensive steakhouse taste, without the bill! Check out my recipe, try it, and be sure to tell me what you think.

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The Best Ever Steak Marinade Recipe
The Best Ever Steak Marinade Recipe
  • Steak of choice (I use Ribeye, but Sirloin is pretty good, too!)
  • ⅓ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1½ tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp corse sea salt (if desired, not necessary)
  1. Place everything in a freezer bag (or you can put it all in a blender if you prefer. Except the steaks. Do Not put the steaks in the blender.) and shake it , mushing it with your hands to saturate the steaks. Let marinate for at least 8 hours, and up to 24 (or freeze it and make it later). For the best taste, grill! For medium steaks, grill for 6-7 minutes on each side.


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  1. Is it OK to share your recipes and such outside of Pinterest as long as I give the source? For example in a cooking class.

  2. Megan – thank you so much for the tip. I am going to retry this recipe minus the salt/less salt. I think I had used it for like 3-4 steaks and that’s why I said a tablespoon. Ooooops!! But I am SO glad you liked it!!!

  3. Awesome marinade – thanks for sharing! I didn’t use any salt as we seldom use it. Will definitely use your recipe again.

  4. Laurel – thank you so much, I am so glad you liked it!! I agree with the salt…. with all the other seasonings, why even use it at all LOL!

  5. About how much does this recipe yield? 2 cups or so? I just want to know if so that way I can make enough to cover the amount of steaks I have. It sounds like it’s going to be very good. Thank you for posting!!

  6. You suggested freezing it to use later. Did you mean freeze the marinade separately, or go ahead and put the marinade on the steak and freeze it all together?
    This sounds deliscious! Thanks!

  7. Hi Judy! I would go ahead and marinate the steaks and then freeze for later. I actually did this just last week and it turned out perfectly! Hope you enjoy 🙂

  8. I noticed you put it on the gril..may I cook on stove top too .if so how..wouldn’t it dry out

  9. I’ve never cooked steak before but really want to give it ago especially as my partner loves it and the marinade sounds lovely! This may sound incredibly stupid but, how do I go about grilling the steak i.e. For how long and on what temperature? Thanks!

  10. Hi Jess! Here’s a basic method I use for how to grill steak Bobby Flay style..

    “Heat your grill to high. Brush the steaks on both sides with oil and season liberally with salt and pepper. Place the steaks on the grill and cook until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the steaks over and continue to grill 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135 degrees F), 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140 degrees F) or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150 degrees F).”

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  11. Hello!

    I am preparing this by oven. How long do you suggest that I cook the steaks for?


  12. Just whipped up a batch of your marinade , steaks are bathing it ! Can’t wait !

  13. Just made these on the BBQ… Oh my god… DELICIOUS!! Thanks so much for the recipe.
    My new recipe! 🙂

  14. That’s awesome to hear Sophie!! I’m so happy that you liked this recipe!!

  15. My Grandpa used this exact Marinade for his Flank Steak Shish Kabobs (minus the salt). My all time favorite recipe growing up. The flavors are amazing! It makes the meat so tender! Pre boil some red skin potatoes. Cut up any veggies you love (we love onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms). Skewer up the veggies, potatoes, and marinated meat. Grill to perfection. Serve with a side salad, warm & crusty buttered bread, and you have the best summer meal! YUM

  16. Hi Kendra! That is so awesome to hear! And I am definitely going to try your idea for the veggies – that sounds wonderful!

  17. Can we marinade longer than 24 hours? We are going camping and ours econd night is steak night. This marinade sounds like it would be perfect for the group.

  18. Ashley – yes, definitely! The longer you marinade it, the better it will be! 🙂

  19. Found your post after searching for a homemade steak sauce recipe (which I’m also looking forward to, but don’t have all the ingredients). How much do you think the soy sauce plays into the success of this recipe? I’m allergic to soy, and my soy sauce replacement is essentially the other ingredients to your marinade. I’m looking forward to trying your marinade recipe as a base to a soy free one.

  20. i tried this and it tasted better than a steak from a restaurant. one question…could i use it on chicken too?

  21. Simply delicious! I was hesitant to marinate my meat with olive oil and soy sauce but the end result was simply amazing. Everyone LOVED this recipe. I didn’t add any extra salt and the taste was just right.

  22. So, I just found this and I am super excited to try it. What is the carb and calorie count for this recipe?

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