Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

My dad made this one day, and it's definitely a winner! Everyone who has tried this marinade loves it! My husband and I won't eat steak any other way. The amount of ingredients listed is just a very rough estimate. I usually don't measure, just pour!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder on one side of each steak and then pour 1/2 tsp olive oil on each steak.
  2. Knead spices and oil into the steaks.
  3. Repeat on opposite sides.
  4. Put steaks in a bowl (I usually use a glass flat baking dish for best results).
  5. Add remaining ingredients.
  6. Marinate for at least 30 minutes! The longer, the better!
Most Helpful

After a lot of mishaps with tri-tip, I obtained a Jaccard (mechanical meat tenderizer) and marinated it in this recipe. This is the best marinade I've ever tasted. The meat was cut-it-with-a-fork tender, and the subtle smokiness was perfect. Juicy and flavorful. I seared both sides, then baked it at 350F until the internal temp was 140. Awesome recipe!

John D. July 24, 2015

Daddy got it right -- that's what Dads do!!!! We loved this. I used some flank steak and it was perfect.

Bobbie May 12, 2010

If you love steak, then you will really enjoy this one! I used 3 large rib eye steaks to feed 6 people. Instead of the pepper, I used Anna's Great Canadian Steak Spice and omitted the salt. I doubled the recipe...1-1/2 T olive oil...used 1 tsp garlic powder and was a bit shy on the teriyaki sauce, so I added about 2 T soy sauce...2 shakes of liquid smoke finished the marinade quite nicely. I marinated it for 2 days and it turned out exceptional. Thanks for passing on a winner!

Abby Girl August 31, 2009