Dad's Simple Steak Marinade

Dad's Simple Steak Marinade

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  • Prep

    5 m
  • Ready In

    5 m
Recipe by  MLALAK

“This recipe is one my father taught me. It is the simplest homemade marinade! Just 5 common ingredients! When used overnight, the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic make flank, skirt and sirloin steaks flavorful and, most importantly, tender for the grill! For more flavor, add Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to your steak while it cooks. Red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar may be substituted for the red wine.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1 1/4 cups



  1. Whisk together the vegetable oil, soy sauce, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag.
  2. To use the marinade, place the meat in the bag, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours to overnight. Discard the marinade after it has been used.

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Reviews (13)

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Very good! We used on sirlion & it was delish. I used red wine vinger only because I didnt have the other. Will make again!



Such a great simple marinade! I used reduced sodium soy sauce, but made no additional changes.



MLALAK, thanks for sharing this recipe. I had bought several rib steaks on sale and they were as tough as shoe leather. Grrrrrrr So I searched for a simple marinade recipe and decided to try yours. My husband reported a marked difference in the steak and announced how good it was. I had never marinaded steak before (too lazy) but will use your recipe again in the future. Oh Thanks to your Dad, also. Margene

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 186 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 18.2 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs
  • 3.9 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 713 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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