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Best Steak Marinade

close up shot of pieces of Steak topped with Steak marinade
This easy steak marinade recipe is seriously mouthwatering thanks to the blend of spices, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce. Simply marinate for a few hours or overnight for the juicest grilled steak!
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinating Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 851 kcal


  • 4 ribeye steaks
  • cup soy sauce
  • cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons cold butter cut into 1 tablespoon pats
  • parsley finely chopped (for garnish)
  • sea salt to taste (optional)


  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, ground black pepper, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes.
  • Place your ribeye steak into a large, gallon-sized freezer bag or 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour the marinade over the raw meat ensuring that they are completely coated with enough marinade on all sides. Close the Ziploc bag or cover the baking dish with plastic wrap.
  • Place the steaks into the refrigerator for two to four hours. For extra flavor, you could marinate them overnight. If you choose to marinate overnight, you should turn the steaks over mid-way through the marinating process.
  • Remove the steaks from the marinade 20 to 30 minutes before you cook them. Bringing them to room temperature before cooking will result in a juicier steak. 
    Meanwhile, turn your grill temperature to high, open the dampers and leave the lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes. The best temperature to cook a steak is between 450 to 500°F.
  • Place your marinated steak on the grill. Add sea salt if desired. Close the lid and cook for three to four minutes.
  • Open the grill and flip each steak over to a new part of the grill that is hot. Your steaks will have already absorbed all of the heat in the spot that they were cooking on, so using a new part of the grill will form grill marks on the other side of the meat. Close the lid and cook for another three to four minutes.
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of each steak to see when they’re ready. Continue to check every two minutes until the desired temperature is achieved.
  • When the steaks are done, place them on a cutting board under a tent of foil for five minutes. Resting will allow the steak to re-distribute the juices so the liquid doesn’t run out when you cut into it.
  • Top each steak with a one tablespoon pat of butter and fresh chopped parsley to serve.


Internal Temperatures:
  • RARE STEAK: 120-130°F
  • MEDIUM RARE STEAK: 130-135°F
  • MEDIUM STEAK: 135-145°F
  • MEDIUM WELL STEAK: 145-155°F
  • WELL DONE STEAK: 155°F and up
Note: If you prefer to fry your steak rather than grill it, you can do so using a cast-iron skillet. Add a splash of olive oil to the pan and sear on each side for three to four minutes. Then reduce the heat to low and continue to cook, flipping every three minutes until the internal thermometer reaches the desired temperature.
Note: If cooking in a cast-iron skillet, be careful not to have the temperature too high or your steak will burn. Start steak at medium heat for best results.
Note: Adding salt to your steak before cooking can make it more tender. Be careful not to add too much as this marinade also contains salt.
Note: If using a skillet, reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook for another 3 minutes, repeating until internal temperature reaches the desired temperature. Cast-iron skillets take time to cool down so starting at medium and then reducing to medium-low after searing will allow it to cook without burning.


Calories: 851kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 48gFat: 70gSaturated Fat: 25gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 38gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 1760mgPotassium: 854mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 441IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 6mg