Grilling a nice steak takes a lot of skill and expertise. Though it can be overwhelming to think about all the different ways to marinate one, you can rest easy with this recipe to make the best steak marinade!

What You'll Need

  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons of mustard
  • 2 teaspoons of parsley
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice (optional)


  • Go ahead and stick the ingredients in a blender until everything is well-blended. This should take about 30-40 seconds. (If you don't have a blender, you can stir it manually until everything is thick and fully mixed.)
  • Marinate the steaks. You can rub the marinade into the steaks so everything is coated properly or you can place the marinade in a resealable bag along with the steaks.
  • Stick the steaks in the refrigerator for about a day. Be sure to turn them over in the fridge so the marinade coats the steak.

You can freeze your marinated steak, but that doesn't necessarily mean it'll taste better. Rather, it's just reassurance that you don't need to worry if you want dinner at a later time or forgot about it. Frozen steak can be left for about five days safely, but try to get to them before then because you run the risk of your meat going mushy. You also don't want to leave them in the fridge for too long because it doesn't take very long for a steak to soak in the marinade. If you leave it in the fridge for too long then the marinade could become overpowering.

There are a few different variations, which you can indulge in depending on your tastes. Some steak marinade recipes call for the inclusion of balsamic vinegar, others say you can add basil, and some of the variations of ingredients will differ depending on where you go. It all boils down to which spices and herbs you like best!

Be sure to take a look at our article about how to grill the perfect medium-rare steak and you'll have a delicious dinner on your plate in no time!

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