Perfectly Easy Steak Marinade

You probably have everything you need in your kitchen right now to make this perfectly easy Steak Marinade!

Last week I bought a big package of kind of cheap steaks. I’m not talking about on-sale cheap. I’m talking about not that great cuts of meat. I knew they might not be the most tender steaks we had ever eaten, but they would certainly better than no steak. Since I expected them to be a bit lacking in flavor and texture on their own, I wanted help them along with a good marinade for steak.

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I remembered pinning this Best Steak Marinade in Existence recently, so I looked up that recipe. I didn’t have all the ingredients called for, so I modified it a tad to come up with the recipe I’m going to share with you here. Now, I am a pretty literal person. I couldn’t call this “THE Best Steak Marinade in the Galaxy” because I really haven’t tried them all.

There are about an infinite number of ways to marinate meat, and who am I to say that mine is the best? I also think you can hardly go wrong if you mix up a concoction of soy sauce and spices and pour it over steak. It’s steak we’re talking about here! It’s pretty hard to mess it up. So, I would call this “A Pretty Good Marinade for Steak” or “A Perfectly Fine Meat Marinade.” Soak your steak, chicken, or pork chops in this, and you won’t be sorry.

Adapted from Best Steak Marinade in Existence at

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Perfectly Easy Steak Marinade

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You probably have all the ingredients on hand for this easy, tasty meat marinade.

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


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  • 1/4 c. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. worchestire sauce
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • juice of 1/2 lime or lemon 2-3 tbsp.
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Stir all ingredients together in a container with a tight fitting.
  2. Add up to 2 pounds of steak or chicken, and shift the meat around until it’s all thoroughly coated.
  3. Cover container, and store in refrigerator to marinate for at least 15 minutes or up to 24 hours before cooking.
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Sauces and Marinades
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


6 years ago

This was so delicious. Thank you so much!!!

8 years ago

I am a new follower of your website and I want to thank you for the Perfectly Easy Steak Marinade. I have looked for one for a while which is universal, goes with anything. Thanks again.

Andi Gleeson
8 years ago

Oh I’m so glad you like my recipe, Delores! Thank you!

10 years ago

Mmmm, pinned AND stumbled!

10 years ago

Thank you so much, Patti!

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