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10 Best Ways To Marinate A Steak

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10 Best Ways To Marinate A Steak. Using a grill to BBQ your steaks, try these different award winning ways to marinate your steak or steak rubs.

Marinating a steak is about flavor, not tenderizing.

Less tender cuts should be marinated for at least 6 hours, but no more than 24 hours. Tender cuts of beef, like a tenderloin, only need to be marinated for 15 minutes to 1 hour for flavor. Marinating hold the juices in the steak.

Place the marinade and meat in a sealed plastic bag or glass container so that the beef can “sit” in the liquid. Place in refrigerator to marinate anything over 30 minutes.

We recommend making 1/4 to 1/2 cup of marinade for each one to two pounds of beef.

Marinate ingredients:

Make a paste of Honey, Dijon mustard and garlic pepper.

Mix a package of French Onion soup with 2 cups water, and 1 cup coffee.

Marinate in Root Beer and Apple juice. Apple juice and will also tenderize the steak

Marinate with garlic, olive oil and 1 can cranberry sauce.

Apple wood and McCormick’s sweet and tangy rub. BBQ at low temp.

Marinading in Orange juice, or beer makes a steak delicious.

Pineapple juice.

A can of cream of onion & golden mushroom mixed together.

1 can of coke, 1 can of mushrooms, juice too, 1 can cream of mushroom soup, and 1 pkg dry onion soup mix.

For a Mexican flare: marinate in a jar of salsa.

Awesome dry rubs.

No need to marinate but let it set 2 hours or more for best results:

Lipton’s onion soup.

French onion soup.

Mixed brown sugar and mustard.

Italian salad dressing.

My husband loves McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Cover with yellow mustard and grill. Yes, I said mustard. It won’t taste at all like mustard, it will create a crust with the juiciest steak ever.

Homemade rub: 8 tablespoons light brown sugar tightly packed, 3 tablespoons kosher salt, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon thyme (crushed), 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.

Great video on how to grill the perfect steak:

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