The Best Ever Steak Marinade

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"Tastes just like a great steak at your favorite Steak House... The lemon really tenderizes the steak and this is one of the best marinades I have tried so far. The sea salt makes the steak as salty as when you eat a steak out in a restaurant, so if you don't like it quite as salty, lower or omit the amount in the marinade and add it at the table. The marinade is enough for l large steak, or 2 smaller ones. PLEASE NOTE: The steak has to marinate for 8-24 hours, so PLAN AHEAD! Give it a try and let me know what ya think! Recipe courtesy of Thrifty DIY Diva Blog."

Original recipe yields 1 serving


  • Serving Size: 1 (362.7 g)
  • Calories 1139
  • Total Fat - 109 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 12891 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.2 g
  • Sugars - 10.1 g
  • Protein - 10.2 g
  • Calcium - 263.8 mg
  • Iron - 11.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 47.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Place all the ingredients but the steaks in a freezer bag (or you can put it all in a blender if you prefer).

Step 2

Shake the bag to mix everything together. Add the steaks, seal the top of the bag and mush the bag with your hands, to saturate the steaks.

Step 3

Let marinate for at least 8 hours, and up to 24 (or freeze the bag with the steaks and make it later).

Step 4

For the best taste, grill your steaks!

Step 5

For steaks done to medium, grill for 6-7 minutes on each side.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is one excellent marinade! Whipped it up in no time and marinated the steaks for 8 hours, to make sure the steaks had plenty of time to soak in the marinade. Now my go to for steaks!

review by:
(24 Jun 2020)


Wow, one of the best beef marinades ever! I used it on top sirloins and grilled them on cast iron grill pan.

review by:
(1 Dec 2017)


Definitely recommend this steak recipe. It is classic where the flavors pare very well with beef and I will be adding this to my regular repertoire steak recipes. Thank you Linda for another winner!

review by:
(12 Aug 2015)


This is a fantastic marinade Linda!! Made as directed and the steak was divine.

review by:
(19 Jul 2015)