This is a quick-and-easy marinade recipe for steaks.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Marinade:

Directions

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  • Place steaks in a flat baking dish or container. Cut slits at 1-inch intervals in the fat around the edges of the steaks. Gently pierce both sides of each steak a few times with a fork.

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  • Sprinkle each steak with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Montreal steak seasoning. Pat seasonings into steaks.

  • Whisk olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, and liquid smoke together in a bowl. Pour marinade over steaks to coat. Cover container or baking dish with plastic wrap and marinate steaks in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Turn steaks over and marinate for another 2 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Cook the steaks on the preheated grill until they start to firm, and are reddish-pink and juicy in the center, 8 to 10 minutes per side for medium-rare. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 degrees F (54 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

It is totally fine to leave the steaks in your marinade for longer than 2 hours. I would generally not marinate them any longer than 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

719.2 calories; 29.5 g protein; 24.9 g carbohydrates; 124.7 mg cholesterol; 3590.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2014
The marinade also tenderizes the steak. Any marinade with acid (tomato, vinegar, citrus juices, pineapple juice, etc.) will tenderize. I leave my meat in marinade over night or all day, but no longer. If you leave it too long the meat texture changes and gets "mushy". And don't try to save calories by omitting the oil. Your meat will turn out dry. I don't have an outdoor grill, so I grill in my G Foreman grill. For room temperature meat and 1" thick meat, I cook for 6 minutes on preheated grill. Perfect medium rare, tender & juicy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2014
The marinade also tenderizes the steak. Any marinade with acid (tomato, vinegar, citrus juices, pineapple juice, etc.) will tenderize. I leave my meat in marinade over night or all day, but no longer. If you leave it too long the meat texture changes and gets "mushy". And don't try to save calories by omitting the oil. Your meat will turn out dry. I don't have an outdoor grill, so I grill in my G Foreman grill. For room temperature meat and 1" thick meat, I cook for 6 minutes on preheated grill. Perfect medium rare, tender & juicy! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2014
The marinade also tenderizes the steak. Any marinade with acid (tomato, vinegar, citrus juices, pineapple juice, etc.) will tenderize. I leave my meat in marinade over night or all day, but no longer. If you leave it too long the meat texture changes and gets "mushy". And don't try to save calories by omitting the oil. Your meat will turn out dry. I don't have an outdoor grill, so I grill in my G Foreman grill. For room temperature meat and 1" thick meat, I cook for 6 minutes on preheated grill. Perfect medium rare, tender & juicy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/02/2014
This was a marinade that became better as the meal progressed. We love the flavor of a good steak and rarely add more than salt and pepper. At first I was put off a bit by the slightly sweet flavor of the balsamic vinegar. When I was on my last bite I was thinking this is a great flavor. For the outside grill though 1/3 cup of olive oil made the grill flare up and the steaks were well marbled so I would not use that amount of olive oil again. DS is not a mustard fan so I cut back on the mustard a bit and I totally forgot to add the liquid smoke (didn't miss it due to the outside grill). Other than that it was a nice change from our usual steak dinner. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/14/2014
Easy and yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/17/2014
I tried this recipe on New York Strip steaks...but I found it under "The Best Steak Marinade Recipe"!! Same ingredients same measurements!! Steaks were tender and tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2014
If you have had problems with getting steaks tender look no further with this recipe. This recipe is easy and it was a great hit for Father's Day. I grilled boneless ribeye steaks yum yum. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2014
This was fantastic!!!! Next time I want to make little cuts into the steak I get so the flavor can soak through the whole of the meat. DEFINITELY worth a try! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2016
We lucked up some porter houses in the markdown bin. I was ready to try something new and hit on this marinade. OMG! It's wonderful! Didn't have Worcestershire so I used Lea and Perrins. Used some roasted garlic. Six minutes each side over medium. You will really like this marinade on just about anything! GUMBO GAL Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2015
Did this recipes on sirloin steak. Meat came out so juice and delicious that my friends still raving about three days later. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2017
This recipe was so good on my rib-eye that I used it on my pork chops too!! Read More