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Dad's Simple Steak Marinade

Rated as 4.52 out of 5 Stars
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"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

5 m servings 186
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 1/4 cups)

Directions

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  1. Whisk together the vegetable oil, soy sauce, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag.
  2. 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


Per Serving: 186 calories; 18.2 3.9 0.8 0 713 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Very good! We used on sirlion & it was delish. I used red wine vinger only because I didnt have the other. Will make again!

Most helpful critical review

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 ju...

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Very good! We used on sirlion & it was delish. I used red wine vinger only because I didnt have the other. Will make again!

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 y...

Such a great simple marinade! I used reduced sodium soy sauce, but made no additional changes.

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 ju...

I like this recipe but prefer more time marinating.

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 ...

thanks perfect simple marinade made our steaks delicious and saved leftover wine mixed with sprite for cool refreshing drink with our bbq steaks

Excellent and worth a go! Thanks for posting! ^_^

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.