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The Best Steak Marinade I’ve Ever Had


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Grilling Time is Here!

Summer brings my favorite type of easy, no muss, no fuss cooking – Grilling. And my favorite thing to grill is sirloin steak.  It is the recommended cut due to its lower fat content. And, with the right marinade, they can be just as tender as other, more expensive, higher fat cuts.

Not to give them a free commercial, but I have found that Costco carries sirloin strip steaks that are USDA Prime (most stores only carry USDA Choice), and with few exceptions, they have been excellent, and more reasonably priced than most stores.)

I’ve tried many different marinades, and they were all fine, but I’ve found this one to be consistently tasty, effective as a tenderizer, and a good way to prevent dryness. I found it on allrecipes.com. It was called Best Steak Marinade in Existence. I can”t verify that claim, but it is the best one I’ve ever had…give it a try.

Steak Marinade

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper (I use black pepper if I don’t have white pepper)
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (optional)

(I have never used the last two optional ingredients, so I can’t say if they make the marinade any better…may be worth a try. This makes enough to marinade 4-6 steaks, depending on the size of the steaks.  For just two, cut the recipe in half.)


  1. Place the soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, basil, parsley, and pepper into a blender.  Add hot pepper sauce and garlic, if desired. Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Put steaks into a gallon zip lock bag or shallow baking dish.  Pour marinade over steaks. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours. (I recommend a minimum of 2 hours.) Grill as normal and enjoy!


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This entry was posted on June 8, 2015 by in Dinner and tagged , .

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