Combine all ingredients except for the steak in a measuring cup and stir well.
Place the steaks in a large ziploc bag and pour the marinade on top. Close the bag, letting out as much air as you can. Shake and gently massage the bag to distribute the marinade - make sure there's marinade between the steaks, too! Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours or up to overnight. See notes below for freezer instructions.
Cook the steaks your preferred way. Either in a skillet, in the oven, in a foil packet or directly on the grill. All methods work with this marinade!
Best Steak Cuts to Use:
This marinade is versatile, so it’s great for a lot of different steak cuts!Flank steak, skirt steak, rib eye, strip… They all work great with this marinade!
Use about 1.5 pounds of steak with this amount of marinade for best flavor intensity
Marinate the steaks in a glass or stainless steel container with a lid for a no plastic option. Just make sure the steaks are covered in marinade! You may need to double the marinade depending on the size of your container.
Discard used marinade for food safety reasons, do not reuse it.
If you’re using defrosted steaks from frozen, do not re-freeze.
This marinade is mainly meant to add flavor, there’s nothing much to tenderize in a good beef steak.The acid and salt in the marinade can actually start the cooking process of the proteins, so I recommend marinating for a couple of hours, and up to overnight.You can get away with as little as 30 minutes if you’re in a hurry – there will just be less flavor soaked up by the meat, but it’s still better than nothing.Maximum marinating time: If you’re wondering about the maximum safe time you can leave marinated steaks in the fridge, according to the government’s food safety tips, you can marinate beef in the fridge for up to 5 days (I never do more than 2-3 though, because I’m a hygiene stickler). Read more here on food safety when it comes to marinating.
Don't freeze meat you have already defrosted once.Let the steaks marinate in the fridge for 2-3 hours, then label the bags with the name and use-by date (freeze the marinated steaks for up to three months).To defrost the steaks in marinade, put them in the fridge overnight. If you made a large batch, they may need closer to 24 hours to defrost.Cook the defrosted steaks the same way you would freshly marinated steak.