(I have a basic marinade that can be changed ever so slightly in order to have a huge variation of flavors.)
vAny Steak: ( Top Round, Chuck, Rancher's, Flank, Skirt, Sirloin, Eye of Round, etc.)
vOlive Oil: Slightly coat both sides of steak.
vRed wine Vinegar: Sprinkle a few drops on each side of steak.
vADDITIONAL/ OPTIONAL/ VARIATIONS: You can Add any one of the ingredients below or a combination to vary the marinade each time.
vLiquid Smoke: rub a few drops on each side of steak.
vBlack Pepper, Lawry's Seasoning Salt, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Various pre-mixed rubs- mesquite, steak rubs, etc.
--Rub olive oil and red wine vinegar into both sides of the steak.
--Any of the various dry ingredients should be sprinkled on each side of the steak and rubbed in as well.
--Let the steak with marinade and seasonings sit in the fridge for at least 1/2 hour before grilling. You can marinade the steak a day ahead of time.
--**Have the grill very hot.
--Put steak on hot grill to sear in the juices.
--Turn while the grill is still very hot.
--Reduce flame/heat and continue to slow cook the steak to your desired perfection: rare, medium rare, medium, or well-done.**