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Beef Marinade

What's the secret to a tender steak? Use a simple marinade for steak to ensure a flavorful, fork-tender cut of meat.  Our beef marinade has four simple ingredients which are probably already in your pantry.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Marinating Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: 4 ingredient steak marinade, beef marinade, easy steak marinade, overnight steak marinade, steak marinade
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together red wine vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar and garlic powder.
    What's the secret to a tender steak? Use a simple marinade for steak to ensure a flavorful, fork-tender cut of meat.  Our beef marinade has four simple ingredients which are probably already in your pantry.
  • Pour over thawed steaks in marinating container or resealable bag.
    What's the secret to a tender steak? Use a simple marinade for steak to ensure a flavorful, fork-tender cut of meat.  Our beef marinade has four simple ingredients which are probably already in your pantry.
  • Refrigerate for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight, flipping once or twice if possible.
  • Grill to your desired doneness.
    What's the secret to a tender steak? Use a simple marinade for steak to ensure a flavorful, fork-tender cut of meat.  Our beef marinade has four simple ingredients which are probably already in your pantry.

Notes

  • Substitute white vinegar or apple cider vinegar for Red Wine vinegar, if needed.
  • Fresh garlic makes for great flavor if you have it on hand instead of garlic powder. Use 1 - 2 cloves, minced.
  • Regular sugar, honey or maple sugar could be used instead of brown sugar.
  • Use low sodium soy sauce, if possible
  • Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours minimum, if possible.  
  • If desired, let marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Use a resealable bag or a special marinating container like this one
  • I recommend pulling the meat out to sit at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before grilling.
  • Once cooked, let your steak rest for 5 minutes before cutting to prevent all the juices from releasing from the meat. 
  • Try our 3 ingredient Steak Marinade, too!