Dad's Simple Steak Marinade


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.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 1/4 cups


  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup soy sauce

  • ¼ cup red wine

  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, or more to taste


  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
18g Fat
4g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Sodium 713mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 19mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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