THE BEST STEAK MARINADE

Steak marinade for the best steak of your life! Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, ginger and garlic; you’ll never taste a better steak marinade!

Steak marinade recipe that’s insanely delicious & has been a favorite in our family for years. Comes together in minutes and you won’t believe the incredible flavor! Try it! Steak marinade for the best steak of your life! Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, ginger and garlic; you'll never taste a better steak marinade!

This steak marinade recipe has been in our family for years (Thanks Aunt Pam!) and continues to be one of our favorites. We love it with flank steak but really any type of steak works well. I used skirt steak from the Zaycon Fresh– it was so tender and delicious! {If you haven’t heard of Zaycon Fresh, you need to check them out! They offer high quality, fresh meats at a huge discount! It’s how I buy all my meat! It’s so much cheaper than grocery store prices and the quality of the meat is amazing. See if Zaycon delivers in your area here!}

How do you make marinade?

It’s quite simple! When I make a marinade, I aim to combine the following: some form of acid to tenderize (soy sauce, lemon juice, orange juice & even Dr.Pepper!), an oil and flavor. I always add some salt for flavor, but I also like to add garlic, onion or onion powder and dried seasonings. Whisk the ingredients together and toss with your choice of meat. Small pieces of meat season faster, so you won’t have to marinate them for very long. Remove the meat from the marinade and discard. Cook however you’d like and enjoy your juicy, flavorful meat.

How long do you have to marinate skirt steak?

Skirt teak or flank steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for a few simple reasons- it’s inexpensive, super tender and easy to cook! Skirt steak often is folded in the package so once you remove it, you’ll see it’s quite thin. Thin steaks don’t need to marinate very long! I aim for 3-6 hours, and usually end up marinating mine for 4 hours.

Steak marinade for the best steak of your life! Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, ginger and garlic; you'll never taste a better steak marinade!

This really is the BEST Steak Marinade ever! It’s very simple to make as it uses just 6 ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry. Marinade for 3-6 hours, depending on the type of steak you’re using. Small, thin round steaks take less time to marinade than flank steak, but I love flank steak, so that’s what I use most often. The marinade yields a flavorful, juicy steak that everyone loves. It’s reminiscent of teriyaki with a slight twist- try it and you’ll see what I mean!

The BEST Steak Marinade

  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Season All {or any type of all-purpose seasoning salt}
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  1. Put a gallon-sized Ziplock bag in a bowl and add all the ingredients of the marinade to the bag. (The bowl helps keep the bag upright and in place.)
  2. Seal the bag and shake the bag around a bit, as well as squish it around with your hands to mix all the ingredients.
  3. Add the steak and squish it all around again, until the marinade covers the steak.
  4. Allow to marinate for 3-6 hours, depending on the thickness of your steak.
  5. Grill steak 2-6 minutes per side, depending on the type of steak used and overall thickness. Enjoy!

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THE BEST STEAK MARINADE

Best recipe for steak marinade ever - just a handful of ingredients and you've got perfectly juicy, flavorful steaks.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Season All {or any type of all-purpose seasoning salt}
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Put a gallon-sized Ziplock bag in a bowl and add all the ingredients of the marinade to the bag. (The bowl helps keep the bag upright and in place.)
  2. Seal the bag and shake the bag around a bit, as well as squish it around with your hands to mix all the ingredients.
  3. Add the steak and squish it all around again, until the marinade covers the steak.
  4. Allow to marinate for 3-6 hours, depending on the thickness of your steak.
  5. Grill steak 2-6 minutes per side, depending on the type of steak used and overall thickness. Enjoy!
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Steak marinade for the best steak of your life! Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, ginger and garlic; you'll never taste a better steak marinade!
Steak marinade for the best steak of your life! Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, ginger and garlic; you'll never taste a better steak marinade!
 

Steak marinade for the best steak of your life! Made with soy sauce, brown sugar, olive oil, ginger and garlic; you’ll never taste a better steak marinade!

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  1. So just saw this on facebook for the very first time, I'm not much of a steak eater but I do love my Chicken and pork Chops on the grill do you think this marinade would work with them too. I love everything you put in the recipe that is why I am asking. Thank you
    • It's flank steak, which is generally a darker color (it's also called strip steak.) Other than that, maybe the lighting in my kitchen isn't the greatest? ;)
      • Thank you for answering.Also I am on a cell phone so I was wondering if it could have been due to the screen size.Never had brown sugar on any other meat except ham so I am excited to try this..THANK YOU
  2. I just checked with Zaycon. They told me there is no such thing as a steak sampler package (or any other kind of sampler) that they sell. Dang! I was hoping. They sell great meat at great prices.
    • It was a new product that they opted to not go with again. If you opt to get Zaycon emails, they'll let you know about new products over time- it's worth it! I love purchasing my meat from them!
    • If you use thin steaks I imagine a 1 hour marinade will be just fine. That or slice up a thicker steak and marinade the pieces!

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