Steak Marinade

Red wine steak marinade - the only marinade recipe you'll need for your BBQ.

Last summer we lived on our newly built deck. It was a great summer filled with a lot of sun and BBQ – more specifically steak. We had steak every Friday to help kick off the weekend and every weekend we made it the same way. This is our go to steak marinade. I wish I could take full credit, but it was my husband who came up with it over six years ago.

Steak Marinade

  • 2-3 Steaks (my favorite is top sirloin, but whatever steak you have is fine).
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed (or 2-3 tsps of garlic powder on lazy days)

This marinade is super easy to put together. Combine the red wine, soy sauce and garlic and add steaks. Marinade for as long as you can, the longer the better. I try to prepare it 24 hours in advance. The steak comes out tender and full of delicious flavor. If I don’t have red wine on hand I substitute (and use a little less) with red wine vinegar. Vinegar helps it break down and makes it that much more tender.

Then add to your grill and cook to desired internal temperature. We both take our steaks medium (medium-well at some restaurants).

My husband added BBQ sauce to the marinade at first but I found that the sugar burned onto the grill and the steaks came out charred. I put BBQ sauce directly to the steak in the last few minutes of cooking.

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Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

15 comments on “Steak Marinade”

  1. What a simple, in the cupboard, type of recipe! I love those kind! I’m a big Steak eater! I’ll have to try this when I can dig through the snow to get to my bbq.

  2. So simple and I actually have steak in my freezer and these ingredients in my fridge. Thanks for tomorrows dinner idea!

  3. This looks delicious! My hubby and I just came in from the outside and dreamed of having a steak on the barbecue!

  4. Wow! Love it! What a simple recipe and yummy recipe! Bookmarking this now!

  5. Hubby LOVES a good steak, this marinade sounds younny

  6. LOVE the simplicity of this! THanks for sharing! 😀

  7. such a simple recipe that even i could cook 🙂

  8. Thank you for sharing! I love marinating but do not do it enough. It is so simple to do.

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  10. I love marinades! I actually make something similar to this, but I also use honey.

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  14. Perfect marinade to flavor steak quite deliciously, i always have to marinate our steaks, or any other meats, going to try this one next time we have steak.

  15. Great idea for a Steak marinade! I will be doing this for the weekend. I bought red wine vinegar some time ago but never did know what to use it on! lol Now I do. I am not much of a red wine drinker so I very seldom have a bottle of red wine on had , glad to know that it can be substituted with the red wine vinegar… Can’t wait to try this…

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