Are you looking for steak marinade recipes? Then you should take a look at these 20 fabulous steak marinade recipes roundup!
20 best steak marinade recipes!
Count me in!
So when you are planning a steak dinner, what is your favorite way to prep your steaks? Do you just season them with pepper and salt? Maybe a spice rub?
Or do you have a kickass signature marinade up your sleeve?
If so, I would love to know your recipe!
Should you marinate steak?
Well that is totally up to you.
You don’t have to. Like I said before, just a simple sprinkle with pepper and salt is fantastic too.
However by marinating your steaks you can add flavor to your weekly steak dinner!
Does marinade tenderize steak?
Yes, it can.
Especially when there is a slightly acidic ingredient in the marinade such as vinegar, wine, buttermilk and citrus fruits such as lemon or lime.
Just don’t let the steak soak in the marinade for too long.
A couple of hours is all the steak needs.
And keep the steak in the fridge of course, not at room temperature.
So, are you looking for steak marinade recipes? Then you should take a look at these 20 fabulous steak marinade recipes roundup!
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20 Best Steak Marinade Recipes
1) Skirt Steak Marinade Recipes with Chimichurri Sauce (Grandbaby Cakes)
First up: Jocelyn Delk Adams’s steak marinade!
She runs a blog by the name of Grandbaby Cakes.
And here is what she says about her recipe: “No summer grill is complete without my skirt or flank steak marinade with fresh chimichurri! It is easy, so delicious and beyond flavorful!”
2) Hawaiian Steak Marinade Recipes (Easy Family Recipes)
Kimber is the chef and blogger behind Easy Family Recipes.
Her steak marinade recipe is next.
And she says: “This Hawaiian steak marinade is packed with flavors such as garlic, soy sauce and pineapple juice. Enjoy your steak that tastes just like you are on holiday. This marinade is quick and easy to prepare and marinates your meat in no time.”
3) Miso Marinated Flat Iron Steak with Soba Noodles (Slap Yo Daddy BBQ)
I am a sucker for miso and beef.
And that is just what I find over at Slap Yo Daddy BBQ, a recipe by chef Harry Soo.
Harry says: “My miso steak marinade recipes is inspirated by my travels to Japan where I learned the tasty Japanese tradition of eating top quality beef in combination with soba noodles. I marinated the tender beef in a fermented salty soy bean paste (that you certainly know as miso) that gives it a unique Japanese flavor flair.”
4) Honey Mustard Steak Marinade (Cooking Classy)
You surely must have heard of Jaclyn’s culinary website called Cooking Classy.
She says: “This is the only steak marinade recipes that you will ever need! It is delicious and the perfect flavor pairing to rich beefy steaks. This marinade is so easy to make and contains staple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. No doubt a must have steak marinade recipe!”
5) Jack Daniel’s Marinated Flank Steak (The Spruce Eats)
And what about a whiskey marinade?
Derrick Riches is an outdoor cooking expert and food lover with a passion for grilling and all things meat. I found his whiskey steak marinade over at a popular website called The Spruce Eats.
And this is what he says about it: “Using alcohol in a marinade is an easy way to add a lot of flavor with very little work, and this whiskey marinade for steak happens to be a match made in heaven.”
Thanks Derrick for the inspiration!
6) Chipotle Marinated Flatiron Steak (Food & Wine)
You surely must have heard of Food & Wine.
Over there I found a smashing steak marinade recipes by journalist Melissa Rubel Jacobson.
She “flavors the meat with a bold Southwestern-style marinade that contains smoky chipotle and a splash of fresh orange juice”. I can already feel it, you are in for a real treat here.
7) Cold Brew Coffee Steak Marinade (Natalie Paramore)
And what do you think of steak and… coffee!
Yes, you just read that. Here is a lovely steak marinade recipes by Natalie Paramore! She is the beating heart behind a food and lifestyle website.
And Natalie says: “My coffee steak marinade recipes is so easy. All you have to do is take all the ingredients, shake them up a little and just let them chill in your fridge. Believe me, anyone can do it. I used steak in my marinade recipe but you can also use it in combination with chicken or even vegetables!”
Thank you so much, Natalie!
8) Easy Salt and Pepper Balsamic Steak Marinade Recipes (Simply Delicious)
Another well known food website is Simply Delicious.
And it is exactly there that I stumbled upon this next easy steak marinade recipe by Alida Ryder!
I will let Alida do the talking: “The easiest steak marinade recipes, ever. A few pantry ingredients is all you need to make sure your steak is delicious and juicy!”
9) Smashing Asian Steak Marinade (Sam The Cooking Guy)
You are going to like this next steak marinade recipe.
And the brains behind it is chef Sam from The Cooking Guy.
This one is actually a recipe video, and a highly interesting one. Head over there, you will love it!
I love the ingredients that go into chef Sam’s steak marinade recipe. If you don’t have sesame chili oil, I suggest that you just use sesame oil and extra chili sauce or flakes or freshly cracked pepper instead.
Thanks a ton, Sam!
10) Quick Maple Syrup & Garlic Steak Marinade (The Seasoned Mom)
Garlic and maple syrup, that sounds like a fine combo.
And that is exactly what goes into chef Blair’s steak marinade recipes over at The Seasoned Mom!
Blair says: “This is hands down the best steak marinade recipes for this year’s grilling season! I love mine with soy sauce, maple syrup and plenty of garlic in it. The perfect mix of sweet and savory flavors. Believe it or not, this steak marinade is ready in just 5 minutes sharp. You can’t beat this easy, healthy steak dinner idea!”
11) Italian Dressing Steak Marinade Recipe (Gimme Some Grilling)
Oh boy, what a beauty do we have over here…
Credits for this next steak marinade recipe go to Jason and Julie from Gimme Some Grilling!
And I will let them do the talking here: “Our Italian dressing steak marinade is a delicious and easy steak marinade recipe that adds a ton of flavor to your steak and also makes it juicy and delicious. The oil and vinegar with herbs and spices tenderizes the steak and makes it extremely flavorful. Which also makes it perfect for tougher steaks.”
Thanks Jason and Julie!
12) Beer Marinated Steak Tostadas (Mind Food)
Oh my days, what do we have here…
Beer marinated steak?
Count me in for sure!
I found this next treat over at Mind Food, a food and lifestyle website. Shake up your usual Mexican cuisine and try these festive beer marinated steak tostadas with radish and pink peppercorn butter.
Thanks for the inspiration, guys!
13) Soy Sauce & Lemon Steak Marinade Recipes (The Recipe Critic)
The world’s best steak marinade?
Alyssa Rivers over at The Recipe Critic knows what she is talking about!
She says: “This world’s best steak marinade adds so much flavor to your juicy steak dinner. It helps to tenderize the meat and infuse the steak with flavors. The best steak you will ever eat!”
14) Grilled Skirt Steak with Pickle Juice Brine (Jess Pryles)
Oh, this next steak marinade recipes is a real gem.
Credits for this one go to hardcore carnivore and fire cook Jess Pryles who runs a website by the name of… Jess Pryles!
And let’s hear what she has to say about this recipe: “Do you pour out the content of your pickle jar once you have eaten all the pickles? Stop it. You are throwing out a great meat tenderiser, believe me!”
Well, that is such a great idea.
Thank you, Jess!
15) Brown Sugar Bourbon Steak Marinade Recipes (Plays Well With Butter)
Let’s throw in another boozy steak marinade recipe!
And I find exactly that at Plays Well With Butter, a recipe by Jess Larson.
And Jess is right: “Tangy, sweet and rich: this fancy brown sugar bourbon marinade couldn’t be easier to throw together! It contains ingredients like brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard and dried spices. And bourbon of course! The brown sugar also creates a heavenly caramelized crust on grilled meat.”
16) Asian Buttermilk Marinated Rib Eye Steaks (PNP Fresh Living)
Have you ever thought of buttermilk as a meat tenderiser?
Then you should definitely try out this next steak marinade recipe that I found at PNP Fresh Living. Marinating any meat in buttermilk makes for the most tender result.
17) Tequila & Soy Flank Steak Marinade Recipes (Vindulge)
So we have had a beer, whiskey and bourbon steak marinade already.
And what about a tequila version?
That is something that Mary over at Vindulge can help us out with.
She says: “The perfect meat for a fajita is flank steak. These flank steak fajitas are marinated in tequila and soy sauce steak marinade. What a savory and delicious dinner. You can sautée the bell peppers and onions alongside the meat in a cast iron skillet.”
18) Pineapple Marinated Flank Steak (Omnivore’s Cookbook)
Do you like pineapple?
Then you definitely want to try out Maggie’s next pineapple steak marinade! She is the food blogger behind the Omnivore’s Cookbook.
And she says: “This steak recipe is the key to creating the tenderest marinated flank steak ever that bursts with flavor. Also check out my salad and side dish ideas for an inexpensive steak dinner party at home.”
Thank you, Maggie!
19) Pomegranate Wine Marinated Beef Flatiron Steak (Alderspring Ranch)
And here is the last food blogger that I want to highlight in this best steak marinade recipes roundup…
Linnaea over at Alderspring Ranch!
Let’s see what she says about her recipe: “Let’s kick it up a notch with this tender flatiron steak. Bring on the ultimate flavor and try out my red wine and pomegranate steak marinade! The wine adds extra flavor and the pomegranate reduces the bite of the wine.”
20) Easy Tamarind Steak Marinade Recipes
Are you in for this explosive steak marinade recipes with tamarind?
How about doing a little fusion cooking tonight? Beef, steak and tamarind are a perfect flavor marriage, bang on!
This is my personal and most favorite steak marinade recipes that I am very proud of!
What would our world look like without steak?
More importantly: what would I look like without steak? Utterly miserable, the heck! In case you hadn’t noticed it just yet, I am very fond of steak.
I have always loved the classic steaks sauce, such as a béarnaise steak sauce.
Or a creamy pepper steak sauce.
This time however I wanted to create a very different kind of steak marinade. One my hubs wouldn’t expect at all. So how about a little fusion cooking tonight?
After preparing my tamarind beef chili I still had some tamarind juice left in my fridge.
Easy Fusion Tamarind Steak Marinade Recipes
That chili was delicious, beef and tamarind just seemed the perfect marriage.
So I tried another beef and tamarind dish using the second badge of tamarind. And that is how I came up with this steak marinade recipe.
Bang on again!
How to you like your steak cooked?
I like my steak rare, raw in the middle but warm to the touch. Take the steak out of the fridge half an hour before you plan to cook it. That is the perfect time for the meat to nearly reach room temperature on the inside without spoiling.
If tamarind juice is hard to get where you live, then try to replace it by a combination of 2 tablespoons of molasses, a tablespoon of lemon juice and vinegar and 2 teaspoons of worcester sauce.
Well I will leave you to it.
Easy Fusion Tamarind Steak Marinade Recipes
- 2 steaks
- 5 tbsp tamarind juice
- 1 garlic clove chopped
- 1 tbsp red chili chopped
- 2 tsp lime juice
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- sunflower oil
- 2 tbsp shallot chopped
- a handful fresh cilantro chopped
1) Combine the tamarind juice, chopped garlic and chili, brown sugar, lime juice and 1 tbsp of sunflower oil. Season with pepper and salt to taste.
2) Place the steaks in a ceramic oven dish and pour this marinade on top of them. Turn the steaks a few times to coat them evenly.
3) Cover the dish with clingfilm and refrigerate for at least an hour. Turn the steaks regularly.
4) Scrape off any excess marinade (keep it aside) and sear the steaks in very hot sunflower oil over high heat. Turn the heat down to low and cook them until done the way you prefer. Season with pepper and salt.
5) Slice the steaks thinly and transfer them onto warm plates. Add the remaining tamarind marinade to the hot pan and simmer for 2 minutes. Drizzle the tamarind sauce on top of the sliced steak. Garnish with the freshly chopped shallots and coriander. Serve immediately.