Steak Marinade With Marinating Times For Different Kinds Of Steaks & Roasts

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"Tougher cuts of beef need a strong marinade, and time for it to work. Tender cuts of beef may not need to be marinated for tenderness but the flavor and healthy benefits are still there. Plan on about 1/4 cup of marinade per pound of beef. This is a general rule and largely depends on what you are putting the beef and marinade into. Use 1 gallon Ziploc bag for marinating, but larger cuts may need to be placed in a large container. Make sure that you turn the beef periodically so that the marinade works evenly. For the sake of this chart, steaks have a thickness of 1 inch, and roasts are thicker than 2 inches. If you have a cut somewhere in between, average the times. Yield 3/4 cup"

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (190.6 g)
  • Calories 544.2
  • Total Fat - 54.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 7480.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 14 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 5.3 g
  • Protein - 0.7 g
  • Calcium - 113.8 mg
  • Iron - 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Combine all ingredients in a glass or plastic bowl.

Step 2

Place steak in resealable plastic bag, pour marinade over top, making sure all surfaces are coated well.

Step 3

Seal bag and place into the refrigerator.


Step 4

Chuck (Steaks)- Chuck Arm Steak, Chuck Eye Steak, Mock Tender Steak, Chuck Shoulder Steak, Top Blade Steak (4-6 hours)

Step 5

Chuck (Roasts) - 7-Bone Roast, Arm Roast, Chuck-Eye Roast, Cross Rib Roast, Shoulder Pot Roast (8-10 hours)

Step 6

Rib (Steaks) - Rib-Eye Steak, Rib Steak (30 minutes to 1 hour)

Step 7

Rib (Roasts) - Rib Roasts, Rib-Eye Roast (1-2 hours)

Step 8

Short Loin (Steaks) - T-Bone Steak, Tenderloin Steak, Top Loin Steak (30 minutes to 1 hour)

Step 9

Short Loin (Roast) - Tenderloin Roast (1-2 hours)

Step 10

Sirloin (Steak) Sirloin Steak, Tri-Tip Steak (2-4 hours)

Step 11

Sirloin (Roast) Tri-Tip Roast, (4-6 hours)

Step 12

Round (Steak) Round Steak, Round Tip Steak, (4-6 hours)

Step 13

Round (Roast) Bottom Round Roast, Eye Round Roast,Round Tip Roast, Rump Roast, Tip Roast, (8-10 hours)

Step 14

Plate (Steak) Hanger Steak, Skirt Steak (4-6 hours)

Step 15

Flank (Steak) Flank Steak (4-6 hours)

Step 16

Brisket Trimmed (10-12 hours)

Step 17

Brisket Untrimmed (16-18 hours)

Step 18

Take out of Ziploc bag when marinating time is complete, and grill until desired doneness.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.