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Classic Steak Marinade

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Flank Steak Marinating
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A great steak doesn't need any help. A not so great steak does. If you are grilling a steak that isn't the most tender then this classic steak marinade is perfect.

Yield: Makes about 3/4 cup/180 mL


  • 1/4 cup/60 mL cooking oil (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL dried thyme


Combine all ingredients and mix well. See Marinating Beef to get the right time for your steak.

Note: You need an oil with a high Smoke Point so choose a refined oil, extra light olive oil, or avocado oil.

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 5 out of 5
Classic Steak Marinade is A BIG HIT!, Member curbmaster

I used this marinade to add some flavor to a batch of NY Strip steaks I was cooking for my staff. The steaks looked good so I only left them in the marinade for about 30 minutes - they cooked up great over a gas grill and remained moist through all levels of serving from Medium Rare to Well Done. I'll definitely mix this up again....

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