Grilled Steak and Marinade [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 6 reviews

Grilled Steak is tender and juicy on the inside but nicely charred on the outside. Learn how to craft this perfect weekend entree with this easy recipe!

It pairs well with vegetables and fruits for some added fiber like my other recipes. Check out my easy salad recipes for Mediterranean Couscous Salad, Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad, and Fruit Salad with Honey Lime Dressing!

Grilled Steak and Marinade

Grilled Steak Marinade and How To Cook

Grilled Steak is something I prepare during a weeknight and cook on the weekend – be it with an occasion or not. It just feels so good to be eating restaurant-quality dishes at home!

And yes, you can do it, too! Grilling meat is not at all rocket science. Yes, it could be difficult to achieve that all-time favorite medium-rare steak you have always craved for. But it is not impossible either especially with this recipe!

What if I told you that I have the best steak marinade recipe? Go ahead and grab some rib-eye steaks now to try it out!

What is a good steak marinade?

It contains all of these necessary ingredients in order to yield a well-flavored beef:

  • Sodium: It flavors the meat and draws out moisture which then results in a good charred surface when grilling. You can choose from medium-grain kosher salt or sea salt. In this recipe, I use Worcestershire sauce.
  • Herbs and spices: Pack a lot of flavors by including herbs and spices in the marinade. You can mix your own depending on your preference but for this recipe, I use fresh rosemary, fresh oregano, parsley, garlic powder, chili powder, and pepper.
  • Acid: I use a combination of lemon juice and pineapple juice. Some say that acid helps tenderize the meat, but for me, they just taste awesome!
  • Oil: I add olive oil in this recipe as it helps with the flavor as well as with the drawing out of the flavors from the herbs.
  • Sugar: The honey serves as the source of sugar in this marinade recipe. Adding it results to a caramelized charred surface. It also provides balance to the saltiness and sourness of the marinade.

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How do you make steak marinade?

Simply mix well all the listed ingredients in the below recipe in a bowl.

How to marinate steak:

Just dunk the meat in a zip lock bag (or a bowl will do) along with the marinade and make sure that the meat is sufficiently in contact with the liquid.

Squeeze out some air and refrigerate for some time before cooking. From time to time, flip the beef in order to expose the meat to the marinade.

How long to marinate steak:

This is highly subjective depending on the type of beef you are going to cook. Marinate tenderloin and other tender cuts for 15 minutes to one hour. Meanwhile, marinate tougher cuts for 6 to 24 hours.

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How to choose a good steak?

There really is no hard rule in choosing a good cut of meat. As a rule of thumb, tender cuts will be easier to cook without the need for tenderizers. For this recipe, I use rib-eye as it is flavorful.

However, meat with good marbling is desirable as the fat can prevent the meat from drying out.

Also, consider the thickness – thick ones will have juicier meat in the middle as the outer surfaces char first before the heat penetrates and cooks the center.

How to cook steak on the grill:

  • Prep the meat: After marinating, take it out of the refrigerator and let it sit in the counter to adjust its temperature to room temperature.
  • Ready the grill: Heat up the outdoor grill to the highest temperature possible such that the coals turn red. Oil the grates.
  • Cook until done: Place it on the hot grill and let it cook to your desired doneness. Flip once to cook the other side. If you want it medium-rare, check the internal temperature and it must be at least 130 degrees. Take it off the grill once done.
  • Let it rest: After removing from heat, then, it must be allowed to rest in order for the flavors to be incorporated. Slice the meat into slices of desired thickness, and then, serve!

How to cook steak on the stove:

You can cook it on the stove by using a cast-iron pan. Note that this pan-searing technique works well with thinner boneless cuts.

Simply follow the above-mentioned steps, the only difference is that you will be cooking on a pan.

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Cooking steak variations

I love my steak medium-rare. But if you have a different preference, then, use this guide in determining the internal temperature required:

  • Rare: less than 130 degrees
  • Medium-rare: 130 degrees
  • Medium: 135 degrees
  • Medium-well: 150 degrees
  • Well: 160 degrees

During the resting period, it continues to cook. So, using the thermometer, measure the internal temperature and check if you can proceed with the preparation. Keep in mind that the temperature for Rare, Medium-rare and Medium done steaks are below the official USDA Cooking Meat temperatures.

How to store:

You can store leftovers in the fridge for three days. But wrap each slice with freezer paper first and put in freezer bags. Lay them in a single layer in the fridge. You can also freeze the slices of meat in individual freezer bags for about 2 to 3 months.

To reheat, put the pieces in a baking tray and heat up in the oven preheated to 250 degrees. You can also pan-sear it in butter.

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Recipe Tips:

  • Always measure the internal temperature of the meat by inserting the thermometer from the side, not from the top surface.
  • While grilling, you can baste the meat with the marinade. But never use the same marinade that you marinated the raw beef in as a sauce.
  • You can serve chimichurri sauce alongside the grilled steak. This sauce pairs well with this dish.

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Grilled Steak and Herb Marinade

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 4 steaks
Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 20 mins

Ingredients

Herb Marinade:

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Nutrition information

Calories: 352 Carbohydrates: 14 Protein: 17 Fat: 25 Saturated Fat: 7 Cholesterol: 51 Sodium: 91 Potassium: 338 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 11 Vitamin A: 255 Vitamin C: 11.1 Calcium: 36 Iron: 2.4
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Toni | Boulder Locavore

I seriously need to try it! This marinade recipe looks perfect!

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Sherry

Mmmm, there's nothing like a good steak. I'm going to give this marinade a try. Can't wait!

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Jen

Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering now. That sounds amazing. We’ll have to try out this marinade.

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Amber Myers

I do love a good steak. I look forward to trying this out. It looks incredible.

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Rog Willis

With summer right around the corner, I am looking forward to doing some grilling! I am bookmarking this recipe and tips!

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Beth

I've never been able to cook a good steak at home. I may have to try again using this recipe!

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Terri Steffes

Nothing better than a good ribeye in my opinion! I love your marinade. I am always looking for a new way to make our favorite dish.

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Marysa

It is good to have some tips for cooking steak. This would be good for a nice hearty meal or cooking for guests.

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Pinja

Thank you so much for the clear instructions on how to marinade. I'm such a newbie when it comes to grilling meat that I have never actually tried to make my own marinade before. With your instructions (and this recipe) I might be inclined to try it this summer :)

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Lynndee

Love the sound of your marinade. We love steak and we either grill or sear it but I usually just season it with salt, pepper and butter. Will try your marinade soon.

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heather

This steak is amazing. I love the marinade and the fresh herbs! My husband wants to make it again this weekend.

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Daynia

The steak looks delicious. I've saved the recipe. I hope mine will look as beautiful as yours does when I make it.

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Rose Ann Sales

I haven't tried making a steak. But I will try some time. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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