There are usually two groups of people when it comes to steak marinades. Some people think a good steak doesn’t need a steak marinade and others can’t eat a steak without one. If you got a Good Ranchers steak, we know you already have quality meat and it doesn’t need a marinade, but for those who prefer one, here are some of our favorite and easy-to-make steak marinade recipes and ideas. For all recipes, use however much marinade you prefer, but the common rule of thumb is ½ cup of marinade per 1 lb of steak.
1. Quick and Easy Steak Marinade Recipe:
Ingredients: Good Ranchers Steak 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup oil 2-3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper to taste Directions: Whisk together all the ingredients in a bowl and transfer steaks and marinade to a Ziploc bag, tossing the steaks to fully coat them. Squeeze the bag to allow all excess air out of the bag and seal it. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes (or longer if you prefer to prep your steaks in the morning). Grill steaks to desired temperature and let cool before cutting.

2. Fajita Steak Marinade Recipe:
Ingredients: 1/3 cup lime juice 1/3 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper to taste Directions: Whisk together ingredients and transfer steak(s) and marinade to a Ziploc bag, tossing it around to fully coat it. Remove excess air from bag and refrigerate until ready to cook.
3. Simple and Easy Steak Marinade Recipe:
Ingredients: 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup lemon juice (this helps to tenderize a steak) 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon minced garlic 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning Dash of red pepper 2 tablespoons butter fresh chopped parsley salt and pepper to taste Directions: Whisk together ingredients in a small bowl and transfer steak and marinade into a Ziploc bag, removing all excess air. Let marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
4. Overnight Steak Marinade Recipe:
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 minced garlic clove 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (can sub white vinegar) 1 teaspoon yellow mustard 1 tablespoon soy sauce salt and pepper to taste Directions: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl and transfer to a Ziploc bag with steaks and refrigerate until ready to cook, preferably overnight. Get ready to stock up on essential meats at any of our pop-up locations and follow us on Pinterest for more steak marinade recipes.