Steak Marinade, Quick and Easy

"This turns an average grocerty store bought steak into a good restaurant tasting steak. It takes only minutes to prepare and marinade can be for 30 minutes to overnight. Ooh, so good!"
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  • Mix it all together and marinade steak for 30 minutes to overnight.
  • Garlic will be stronger the longer you marinade.
  • Don't be afraid of the garlic it makes the steak taste wonderful!
  • Either grill the steaks or pan fry them in butter.
  • Either way they're great!
  • I do both; I grill them til they're almost done then finish the cooking by pan frying.
  • This turns an average grocery store steak into a delicious good restaurant tasting steak.

Questions & Replies

  1. Is this marinade for one steak or two?
  2. does it work with fish?
  3. Should pre-prepared marinate be refrigerated until used?
  4. Will marinating frozen (or partly frozen) steak work too? Want to have it tonight and it's defrosting right now :)
  5. Hello! Is it recommended or ok to add thyme, Basil or oregano to this particular marinade? Just curious??. Thanks in advance!


  1. Keri, this was terrific! You were right regarding the garlic...don't be afraid of it! My husband and I had a delicious dinner last night after I had marinated the steaks for about 2 hours. My hubby uses a simlar recipe for steaks on the grill, but adds honey to the recipe. Thanx a bunch for this one; we enjoyed it immensely!
  2. This marinade needs a cup of dry wine .... The steake come out "+10"
  3. At first the smell caught me off guard but when I pan fryed one of my steaks in butter it was great!
  4. Wow!! It definitely surprised me when I made these steaks. I marinated for about 45 minutes and to my surprise, the steaks came out PERFECT. Definitely don't be shy about throwing a in a little garlic... or a lot, because all it does is make it better! My go-to.
  5. Fabulous! I had steak I'd won in a raffle and knew from previous experience that it was going to be a bit flavourless. This marinade (I only left it in for 5 hrs) made it wonderful. Tasty and tender. I didn't have onion powder or garlic powder so left them out. I put in 2 heaped tablespoons of garlic. They are right "Don't be afraid of the garlic". It was just right. Hubby loved it too. Next time I win a steak in the raffle (if ever), I'll be doing this again.


  1. For anyone who is salt adverse, I would suggest looking for Low sodium Soy Sauces and Worcestershire sauces. This will help reduce the saltiness of the dish some people commenting about.
  2. Marinate your steak in the marinade.
  3. Great recipe. .I added 1 teaspoon onion powder...1 teaspoon basil and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder...amazing steaks!!
  4. how do I print WITHOUT the nutrition?
  5. Marinate your steak in the marinade.


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