Steak Marinade Recipes

Why do we need steak marinade recipes? Sometimes you want extra flavor with your steak or perhaps you want to tenderize it a bit. Sometimes you want that extra flavor to make your meal have more flair. Check out these steak marinade recipes for outstanding meals that you won't necessarily find at the local steakhouse!

Marinades typically bring into play salt, acids and then flavoring agents. Some marinades bring into play enzymes to tenderize the meat. Because of the acidity most marinades should not be used in aluminum or pewter containers. Glass, stainless steel or ziplock baggies are great for marinating!

I almost always make my marinades fresh for the following reasons:

1. They have a more vibrant and lively flavors.

2. The vast majority of marinades are very easy. They just take a couple of minutes to whip out. 

3. Homemade marinades do not contain the preservatives that store bought contain. 

Sometimes if I am traveling or really feeling lazy I'll try some store bought marinades. There are some good ones. Tryy some of these, you will save money and have a great meal.

For more check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marination

Do check back with us,  we will be adding to these steak marinade recipes!

Ancho Chile & Tequila Steak Marinade Recipe


This is a memorable and one of our favorite steak marinade recipes. We also use it on our tri tips! It does have some heat but not over the top, pair this up with some Mexican condiments, salsas and sides. If you like a bit of spice you will make this steak marinade recipe time after time.

1 tablespoon Ancho chile powder

½ cup lime juice

½ cup chopped cilantro

1 tablespoon Mexican oregano

1 tablespoon Spanish smoked paprika (sweet)

1 tablespoon ground cumin

2 Serrano chilies seeded and sliced very thin

½ cup olive oil

1/3 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup gold tequila good quality 

¼ cup finely chopped fresh garlic

2 teaspoons lime zest, green part only

2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper

1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt

Combine all ingredients and marinate the steaks for up to 4 hours. When you remove your steaks, reserve the left over marinade for basting your steaks on the grill.

Grill your steak up to the desired level!


Try this excellent

Bourbon Steak Marinade

or our

Grilling Strip Steak Marinade


Try our 

Carne Asada Marinade Recipe

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