This recipe is one my father taught me. It is the simplest homemade marinade! Just 5 common ingredients! When used overnight, the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic make flank, skirt and sirloin steaks flavorful and, most importantly, tender for the grill! For more flavor, add Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to your steak while it cooks. Red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar may be substituted for the red wine.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the vegetable oil, soy sauce, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag.

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  • To use the marinade, place the meat in the bag, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 hours to overnight. Discard the marinade after it has been used.

Nutrition Facts

186.4 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 3.9g 1% DV; fat 18.2g 28% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 713.1mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
Very good! We used on sirlion & it was delish. I used red wine vinger only because I didnt have the other. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2010
This is pretty good for a quick marinade using ingredients that most of us probably have on hand. The only changes I made was to use olive oil instead of vegatable oil. Also added fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon. This is a good base for a marinade... but add some spices for a little bolder flavor like basil oregano salt & pepper and a little cumin! Perfection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
Very good! We used on sirlion & it was delish. I used red wine vinger only because I didnt have the other. Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2010
MLALAK, thanks for sharing this recipe. I had bought several rib steaks on sale and they were as tough as shoe leather. Grrrrrrr So I searched for a simple marinade recipe and decided to try yours. My husband reported a marked difference in the steak and announced how good it was. I had never marinaded steak before (too lazy) but will use your recipe again in the future. Oh Thanks to your Dad, also. Margene Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2011
Such a great simple marinade! I used reduced sodium soy sauce but made no additional changes. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2010
This is pretty good for a quick marinade using ingredients that most of us probably have on hand. The only changes I made was to use olive oil instead of vegatable oil. Also added fresh lemon juice from 1 lemon. This is a good base for a marinade... but add some spices for a little bolder flavor like basil oregano salt & pepper and a little cumin! Perfection! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
thanks perfect simple marinade made our steaks delicious and saved leftover wine mixed with sprite for cool refreshing drink with our bbq steaks Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/01/2012
I like this recipe but prefer more time marinating. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2010
We used the cheap ranch steaks. Added minced onion to the mixture. Other than that made exactly as written. Only had time to marinade 3 hours. Next time will marinade over night. It still had good flavor but would be even better next time around. Except for the red wine we had the other ingredients on hand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2012
Excellent and worth a go! Thanks for posting! _ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2011
Very very good! I used red wine vinegar instead of red wine and my whole family loved how good our steaks came out! I am getting ready to marinade some steaks right now with this recipe. Read More
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