An easy marinade that really turns a round steak into a prize winner!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Remove fat from steak and score both sides by cutting 1/4 inch deep diagonal slices forming a diamond pattern.

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  • Mash garlic with salt. Add soy sauce, tomato paste, oil, pepper and oregano. Mix well and rub into steak.

  • Wrap in waxed paper and let stand in refrigerator 5 to 6 hours, or overnight.

  • Broil or barbecue to desired degree of doneness.

Nutrition Facts

438.4 calories; 49.4 g protein; 1.8 g carbohydrates; 138.3 mg cholesterol; 1646.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (43)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
I thought this was wonderful. It came out juicy (despite the scoring) and tender. This was part of the same cut of meat I used for another recipe and that one did not come out juicy and tender. I let it marinate for quite a few hours. From reading the other reviews... I'd have to say I understand why lots of people would find this salty but unfortunately I happen to be a salt addict. Plus I love the tanginess of soy sauce. So if you like tangy this is great. If you don't this is probably not your recipe. And probably your average person should cut down on the salt. Every once in a while I find it necessary to add certain comments: ZeroCreature (an apt name) not that you'll ever see this but you are quite insulting and egotistical. Do people not have the right to just plain not like a recipe w/out your permission or insulting opinion about it? There are at least 2 expert cooks who gave this a 1 or 2 and I'm quite sure they know their behind from a hole in the ground. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2003
Besides being way to salty this steak reminded me of sausage which I do not like either. I was very disappointed with this recipie. Too bad because it was so easy to make. After taking one bite my family decided to have pizza instead. Read More
(4)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
I thought this was wonderful. It came out juicy (despite the scoring) and tender. This was part of the same cut of meat I used for another recipe and that one did not come out juicy and tender. I let it marinate for quite a few hours. From reading the other reviews... I'd have to say I understand why lots of people would find this salty but unfortunately I happen to be a salt addict. Plus I love the tanginess of soy sauce. So if you like tangy this is great. If you don't this is probably not your recipe. And probably your average person should cut down on the salt. Every once in a while I find it necessary to add certain comments: ZeroCreature (an apt name) not that you'll ever see this but you are quite insulting and egotistical. Do people not have the right to just plain not like a recipe w/out your permission or insulting opinion about it? There are at least 2 expert cooks who gave this a 1 or 2 and I'm quite sure they know their behind from a hole in the ground. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2008
I thought this was wonderful. It came out juicy (despite the scoring) and tender. This was part of the same cut of meat I used for another recipe and that one did not come out juicy and tender. I let it marinate for quite a few hours. From reading the other reviews... I'd have to say I understand why lots of people would find this salty but unfortunately I happen to be a salt addict. Plus I love the tanginess of soy sauce. So if you like tangy this is great. If you don't this is probably not your recipe. And probably your average person should cut down on the salt. Every once in a while I find it necessary to add certain comments: ZeroCreature (an apt name) not that you'll ever see this but you are quite insulting and egotistical. Do people not have the right to just plain not like a recipe w/out your permission or insulting opinion about it? There are at least 2 expert cooks who gave this a 1 or 2 and I'm quite sure they know their behind from a hole in the ground. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2005
This was soooo good and easy the longer you let it sit the better. I used an already tenderized steak That made it even better. I was getting a little sick of the sauce and gravy thing this was a great change of pace. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
I would use a little less salt for my own taste. Will try it with sirloin next time I make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2010
Finding a marinade that will make steak tasty enough and tender enough for my father to eat it without complaint - in fact with high praise! - is impossible. Or so I thought! I used this base with some modification - I used three cloves of garlic sent through a press (we like things smelly and delicious around here!) a cup of homemade tomato sauce and Italian seasoning blend instead of just oregano. I also made it a wet marinade (with the full cup of sauce) instead of a wet rub and kept it in a Ziploc in the fridge for about four hours before broiling it. Dad compared it to the Outback... I'll take it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2007
Wow this was good. We raise our own beef and after years of not liking the tougher round steak I've found the recipe to make it into a favorite. It was very tender and favorful. Would possibly reduce salt and I did dab on some oil prior to grilling. This perhaps made the rub a little more saucy as well as keep it from sticking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2007
For those who think this recipe is too salty: it's probably your brand of soy sauce. Go with low sodium soy sauce or find one that is balanced to your tastes. Cheap crappy soy sauce is often very salty. It's one of those things you simply can NOT skimp on. This recipe is quite good if you know your behind from a hole in the ground about the ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/15/2003
Besides being way to salty this steak reminded me of sausage which I do not like either. I was very disappointed with this recipie. Too bad because it was so easy to make. After taking one bite my family decided to have pizza instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2006
This was very very good. Didn't really score the meat but did marinade for about 24hrs. After reading some of the reviews I didn't add all the salt only about a 1t. but I guess it all depends on how much meat you are using. Didn't come out saltly just perfect. My whole family enjoyed it and like I've said before on other reviews my 5yr old son is very picking and he asked for seconds. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2006
This is a great recipe. I thought the round steak would be tough but it was good. My kids even ate this. I have even left the tomato paste off when I didn't have it and it was still good. Read More
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