Summer Grilling: Best Steak Marinade Recipe

Best Steak Marinade Recipe --

There is no better summer grilling protein than a beef steak. No matter which cut you prefer — porterhouse, ribeye, tenderloin — we have a great recipe for a go-to marinade that is inexpensive, simple to prepare, and tastes great on steaks that have been seared over an open flame.

“The grill is just a source of heat. Just like a stove, it is very user-friendly” — Bobby Flay


Remember that this is a marinade, and should be prepared well in-advance of actual cooking of the meats. Recommended marinade time is 2-12 hours.


  • 1 Bunch of Green Onions (Chopped)
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic (Crushed)
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Whole Bay Leaf
  • Juice of 2 Limes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Seasoned Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire
  • 1 Teaspoon of Celery Seed
  • 1/4 Cup of V8 Vegetable Juice
    (Secret Ingredient)


The best part about this marinade recipe is that it is incredibly simple. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together in a large Gallon-sized freezer bag, add your raw steaks into the bag and let the meat soak up all of that good flavor.

Hint: Use a paper towel to pat the steaks dry of all of the marinade before placing them on the grill. This will ensure that you get a nice crust on the outside of the steak. Don’t worry, you won’t lose any flavor, the flavor will actually juice back out of the steak while it is on the grill.

Want More From Room Service?
Check Out all of Our Room Service Articles Below:

world food -- banner -- 11-21-13

world food -- banner2 -- 04-04-14

world food India-- banner -- 11-21-13

More Delicious Food Dishes From Around the World

82 responses to “Summer Grilling: Best Steak Marinade Recipe

  1. Looks very promising. Im a cooking fanatic and am finally learning to master the grill as well. Thanks for following my blog. This looks like a great site!

  2. I am always on the lookout for a new and exciting marinade; this one sounds amazing AND it’s gluten-free! I’m so in, hold on while I go fire up the grill! Thanks for following my blog; I’m looking forward to your future recipes!

  3. This makes me want steak and eggs… for breakfast… on a MONDAY… that’s NOT even a holiday!
    Thanks for visiting Xtraordinary by Design and for the follow. I am ready to do some virtual travelling (and eating) with the bellhops!

  4. I recently tried this marinade with New York strip steaks and they were delicious. I marinated the meat for 24 hours and the flavor was great – I will definitely keep this recipe 🙂

  5. Recipe looks yummy. I just need to find a low carb substitute for the brown sugar and I’ll give it a try. Love your site and thanks for stopping by my site and following.

  6. Fabulous marinade! Followed advice of one reviewer and added some freshly grated ginger. Didn’t have seasoned salt and so mixed a generous dash of Adobo seasoning with sea salt. By far the best marinade we’ve ever had…I eat red meat sparingly but could not resist having seconds. A very good steak should never require any “steak sauce” and this recipe does not disappoint. Absolutely perfect!

  7. Thanks for following my blog and for introducing your blog to me. Love it! I enjoy viewing all these food pics. It will definitely give me ideas for my future cooking endeavors 🙂

  8. Fabulous marinade! We’ve let steaks marinade for anywhere from 2 to 24 hours with this recipe and the flavors are wonderful every time, although the longer you wait to grill, roast or broil the more succulent the meat. Very, very good!

  9. This is a fabulous recipe as is or with the addition of ginger. Of course, the longer you marinade the meat the better but we’ve only soaked for as little as an hour and still had hella good eat’n from it. Every time we make this no one ever uses steak sauce with their portion, it is truly that good! That is now our “rule of thumb” with regard to judging a great steak: Does it need steak sauce? No? Well then it’s perfect! And yes, the V-8 juice is the perfect secret ingredient.

Leave Us Some Love

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s