Basic Steak Marinade

(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.**