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Mouth-Watering Steak Marinade

Updated on May 27, 2014

The last marinade recipe you'll EVER need!

I'm about to reveal to you the secret to creating the most succulent, mouth-watering steak you've ever tasted. Consider yourself warned: this isn't your average marinade. Not by any means. If you're a steak lover, this marinade will heighten all of your senses with just one taste. Close your eyes, open your mouth, and let the fireworks begin.

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the recipe, either; the ingredients come together to create a flavour so powerful... it will have your taste buds dancing the tango. So if you think you can handle the awesome power I'm about to bestow upon you - the power to impress anyone with a steak unlike anything they've ever tasted (seriously, I've converted vegetarians with this baby) - then read on, my friend, to the list of ingredients.

The Magic Ingredients

Eye of newt, wing of bat... just kidding.

These amounts are for two average-sized steaks; adjust up or down as necessary.

- 1/4 cup worchestershire sauce

- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

- 1/4 cup soy or teriyaki sauce (salty vs sweet flavour, it's a matter of preference)

- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (substitute in regular mustard if you really must)

- 2 cloves of garlic, minced

- Black pepper, to taste

- Hot sauce, to taste (This is the key! I recommend a habanero-based hot sauce, the flavour is just unbeatable)

Time to make it all happen!

Step 1

Add all of the ingredients in any order to a bowl and whisk them together thoroughly... get that mustard to dissolve completely. Congrats, you're finished step one!

Step 2

Using a fork, pierce many holes on both sides of each steak. This is an important step. The steaks will absorb the flavours and juices much better if they have a place to soak them up. On to step three!

Step 3

Insert the steaks into an air-tight freezer bag (much easier than a dish or tray) and pour in the marinade. Stick it the fridge for at least two hours; I recommend four to six. Trust me... it's well worth the wait.

Step 4

Remove the steaks from the fridge and sit them on the counter until they return to room temperature (or at least close). This is another key step; you'll get the most out of the marinade if you let the steaks thaw out a bit before slapping them on the grill.

Step 5

Grill those babies up! Not sure how? Take a look at this webpage, in combination with this lens, as the ideal way to see your steaks through from deli to dinner table.

Step 6

Enjoy! And I mean enjoy. Take the time to savour the first bite you put in your mouth, taste the way the flavours play off of each other... after your first bite, hopefully you'll be coming back for more!

Of course, if you'd just like to comment on the lens itself, I'd love to hear your feedback! Thanks so much!

What did you think of the marinade? - Did it hit the spot like you thought it would, or was it not quite your style?

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      omarasl 4 years ago

      I like this things!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This marinade taste amazing!!!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      Wow, you are almost convincing me to give of my new vegetarian ways...I wonder if this would work with baked Tofu...I know, you are really this looks delish and it might just!

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      Ardyn25 5 years ago

      Now I want steak..haha. Thanks for sharing this recipe I've been looking for a different marinade. Thanks and thanks for stopping by my lens.

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      TheJVilleKid 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious! Will have to make this soon! Thanks

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      Wedding Mom 5 years ago

      It sounds absolutely delicious.

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      digitaltree 5 years ago

      Nice lens, looks delicious, i need to make it.

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      Andy 5 years ago from London, England

      Sounds great. I'll give it a try.

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      goodee 5 years ago

      Sounds great! Living in the NW, I have to wait for some decent weather to try this marinade :(

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      jrr2112 5 years ago

      @LouisaDembul: I hope you thoroughly enjoy it! Thanks for visiting :)

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      Great steak marinade! Must try it this week-end.

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      OK, now I'm hungry.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      thank you for the recipe. i will surely follow the instructions. my problem now is the squidliking thumb is missing, i will report this to squidoo and will get back to you. sorry for this,

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing it.

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      jrr2112 5 years ago

      @ohcaroline: Any time, and let me know how it turns out!

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      jrr2112 5 years ago

      @momscorner: Hey any time! I appreciate you coming to visit mine too! Hope you enjoy the recipe :)

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      momscorner 5 years ago

      thanks for visiting my lens, jason. i have to try this recipe, looks good. I consider Canada my second home. I just love the place. Thanks for sharing this steak recipe.

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      jrr2112 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Get ready to be hit with some serious flavour man! When it comes to cooking with JD I'm a rookie, so if you have any tips, let me know!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      just threw the steaks in the fridge tonight and letting them sit ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL DAY BABY til quitting time after work tomorrow night with the boys on the crew. CAN"T WAIT!!!! HEY any ideas on cooking with JACK DANIELS???? Just a hint my man. I'll Let ya know how they tasted after tomorrow! PEACE

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      jrr2112 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Glad I could share this secret with you! Enjoy, my friend, and share with your friends too!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: the best damn steak!!!!!!! and i am making it again i would not do it any other way

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      jrr2112 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Oh medium rare is my favourite too... you really can't beat it! Can't wait til summer to share good food and good conversation with friends in the back yard!

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      jrr2112 6 years ago

      @ClassyGals: Why thank you! I'm happy to say I both pranked, and got pranked on April Fools' Day... it was my dad playing the joke, and it involved a U-haul reservation and a lot of furniture... one for the books, that's for sure! Thanks for the blessing! :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am using it now... and it smells amazing i would just eat it like that.... (haha) med rare thou I can't wait yum :)

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      Cynthia Davis 6 years ago from Pittsburgh

      No Joke, Angel Blessings! Happy April Fools Day!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      wow amazing made it tonight thank you very much it was delicious. I used the entire recipe for one steak as supposed to 2 and it still came out amazing very flavorfull

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      MikeMoore LM 8 years ago

      I think I'll try it! It sounds tasty, and I know my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Another great lens. 5 stars.

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      Simeyc1 8 years ago

      Sounds like a nice marinade - may have to check it out!!!!