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Juicy Steak Marinade

Juicy Steak Marinade, steak marinade, grilled steak marinade, balsamic, soy, cocoandash

This Juicy Steak Marinade definitely lives up to it’s name! It’s perfect on just about any cut of steak and pretty much fool proof! If we have steak at our house, you can pretty much guarantee this is how we prepped them.

This marinade has a lot of different flavors but they all work together so well! There’s not really one flavor that stands out above the rest but they all compliment each other perfectly.

Juicy Steak Marinade, steak marinade, grilled steak marinade, balsamic, soy, cocoandash

Now, you might be thinking, “I’m not a big fan of balsamic”, which is kind of the main ingredient here. Well, let me put your mind at ease. My husband actually HATES balsamic vinegar. Let’s just say he had no clue and devoured his meal! The vinegar just adds a tanginess that you need with beef. It also tenderizes the meat if used correctly.

This juicy steak marinade stands up to some hearty meat so if you’re looking for a marinade better suited for chicken, try this one, or for shrimp you can try this one!

Juicy Steak Marinade, steak marinade, grilled steak marinade, balsamic, soy, cocoandash

Now lets talk about our favorite steaks to use with this juicy steak marinade.

Steaks you can marinade:

  • Flank steaks
  • Hanger steaks (one of my favorites!)
  • Skirt steaks
  • Ribeye (I know, I know…it’s an expensive steak that already has great flavor but it’s sooooo good with this marinade!)
  • Basically any steak you want to “beef” up the flavor!

Now, if you are using the tougher cuts of beef like the flank or hanger, you can marinade much longer…think 6-18 hours. If you are using this on a more tender cut of beef, you can just marinade for 1 hours since you are not trying to break it down any further.

How to cook a marinated steak:

  • Grilling (gas or charcoal) We use a gas grill at our house.
  • Broiler
  • Cast Iron pan
  • Pan and oven

No matter what method, you’ll want to bring the steak up to room temperature to ensure that it cooks evenly.

Juicy Steak Marinade, steak marinade, grilled steak marinade, balsamic, soy, cocoandash

How to store your marinade:

First of all, never ever store used marinade. If you used it, you need to toss it after.

I like to keep a jar of fresh marinade in the fridge and just pour in a little as needed. Each steak only needs about 1/2 cup and it tends to stretch further in a zip-top bag.

Since the marinade has a good deal of vinegar in it, it won’t spoil very quickly. You can keep it in the fridge for 2 weeks.

You can also freeze the marinade to use later.

Juicy Steak Marinade, steak marinade, grilled steak marinade, balsamic, soy, cocoandash

 

Juicy Steak Marinade, steak marinade, grilled steak marinade, balsamic, soy, cocoandash
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5 from 7 votes

Juicy Steak Marinade

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Coco and Ash

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Steak of choice (we like to use flank, skirts, hanger steaks or even ribeye!)

Instructions

  • Add all of the marinade ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Add the steaks to either a zip-top bag, or a bowl and cover with the marinade. (See notes below for time)
  • Once ready to cook, heat your grill to high heat to get a good sear on the outside then lower to medium low and cook to your preferred temperature.

Notes

If you are using tougher cuts of beef like the flank or hanger, you can marinade much longer...think 6-18 hours. If you are using this on a more tender cut of beef, you can just marinade for 1 hours since you are not trying to break down any tough parts. 
Never use aluminum foil to cover a marinade. It can react with ingredients and ruin your meat. You can use a zip-top bag or a bowl with a lid or plastic wrap. 

Juicy Steak Marinade, steak marinade, grilled steak marinade, balsamic, soy, cocoandash

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9 Comments

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    Jeannette
    January 24, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Oh my! This looks like the JUICIEST steak I’ll ever make! Thanks for sharing!

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    Adrianne
    January 24, 2020 at 8:30 am

    Yum this steak does look so juicy and delicious! I think it is so simple when served like this and that is what makes it so good. Love the bit of garlic in there too!

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    Adrianne
    January 24, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Yum this steak does look so juicy and delicious! I think it is so simple when served like this and that is what makes it so good. Love the bit of garlic in there too! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Reply
    Andrea
    January 24, 2020 at 9:10 am

    That marinade looks delicious! Balsamic vinegar is a flavor powerhouse!

  • Reply
    Danielle
    January 24, 2020 at 9:19 am

    I just thought to myself that I need to put up my current favorite marinade recipe to a challenge. And here it is. Your recipe sounds fantastic, so I definitely need to try it to see if it can jump to #1 spot on my list 🙂

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    Beth
    January 24, 2020 at 9:32 am

    We keep balsamic vinegar on tap around here! Definitely adds that tang to the marinade but we love it!

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    Potato Salad with Bacon - Coco and Ash
    July 15, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    […] Pretty much everything! As sides go, creamy potato salad is extremely versatile. Some obvious options are anything meaty like this slow cooker BBQ chicken, country pork ribs, Cajun chicken thighs, or a juicy marinated steak. […]

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    Kelly
    August 24, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Made this marinade twice now on flank steak and skirt steak. So easy and so good. Way better than bottled marinade.

    • Reply
      Coco and Ash
      August 25, 2020 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you!! So happy you’re enjoying it!

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