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The Best Marinated Grilled Steaks

  • Author: Vanessa | Maple + Mango
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2 steaks 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: BBQ
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Marinated Grilled Steaks recipe is super easy and results in delicious, flavorful, juicy steaks. Perfect for BBQ season!  There are 3 slightly different marinade variations below – all equally delicious so take your pick.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound of steak (approx. 2 average size steaks)
  • Himalayan or sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Marinade #1

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Marinade #2

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or lemon juice or red wine vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Marinade #3

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions

  1. Make marinade:  Whisk together all the ingredients for the marinade variation you choose.
  2. Marinate the steaks:  Place the steaks and marinade in a covered glass dish or Ziploc bag.  Marinade for an hour at room temperature or up to 12 hours in the fridge.  Remove steaks from the fridge 20-30 minutes before cooking.
  3. Preheat BBQ:  Preheat the BBQ on high until heated to 450-500F.  
  4. Prep steaks to grill:  Remove the steaks from the marinade and pat them down with paper towels.  Either oil the grill or the steaks.  Season steaks with salt and pepper.
  5. Grill:  Grill steaks to your preference.  Medium has an internal temperature of 140F (approx. 4 min per side for a 1 inch thick steak).  Rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • The marinade recipes are for 1 lb of meat which is approx. 2 average size steaks.  Just scale up for a larger quantity of meat.
  • A good steak starts with good quality meat.  Buy locally if possible or try out a quality delivery service: ButcherBox (US) or truLOCAL (Canada)

Tips:

  • Remove steaks from the fridge 20-30 minutes before grilling for more even cooking.
  • Grill steaks over high heat (450-500F grill).
  • Pull steaks off grill 5 F before desired doneness since temperature will continue to rise a bit while resting.  See chart in the post.  
  • Use a digital meat thermometer to ensure perfectly cooked steaks.  The ChefAlarm and Thermapen are both amazing options.
  • Allow steaks to rest (transfer grilled steaks to a cutting board or plate, tent loosely with foil and rest for 5 min to allow juices to redistribute).

Keywords: steak marinade, grilled steaks