World’s Best Steak Marinade

World’s Best Steak Marinade adds so much flavor to your juicy steak.   It helps to tenderize and infuse the steak with flavor and creates the best steak ever!

World’s Best Steak Marinade

My hubby and I have been doing the keto diet together and love it!  We have a fun trip coming up together and it is time to get rid of this baby weight for once and for all.  I have loved this diet because it is more a part of our lifestyle.  We are able to eat the meals that we still love, just have higher fat and lower carbs.  Well, the keto diet includes a lot of steaks.  And today I am sharing with you the BEST steak marinade!

What do you use to marinate a steak?

This steak marinade is packed with dried herbs, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic.  These ingredients all come together to give you such amazing flavor and the perfectly cooked juicy steak!

How do you make a steak tender?

There are two ways that I use to make a steak tender.  Acidic tenderizers are a great way to get a tender steak.  I include lemon juice in my marinade to help to soften the steak.  I also break down the fibers by pounding the meat before I cook it.

Why is my steak tough and chewy?

The muscle fibers in meat have to be broken down and the proteins turned into gelatin in order to make meat tender. This happens very quickly over high heat with tender cuts of steak like filet mignon, but tougher cuts of meat require slow cooking, usually in some sort of liquid to keep them from drying out.

How long do you marinate steak?

As soon as your marinade is ready to go you add your steaks and let them soak up all of that delicious flavor.  It also tenderizes as it marinates.  The minimum to let these steaks marinate is 2 hours, but can also be marinated overnight.  The flavor is seriously out of this world!

I love to cook my steaks in a skillet.  It only takes minutes to get that crispy brown edge and medium cooked inside.  But you can also use this recipe to grill.  It is perfect for both.  It is going to give your steaks the very best flavor!

I know that you will agree that this is the world’s best steak marinade with the very first bite!

World's Best Steak Marinade

4.89 from 18 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
World's Best Steak Marinade adds so much flavor to your juicy steak. It helps to tenderize and infuse the steak with flavor and creates the best steak ever!


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of red pepper
  • 1 1/2 pound steaks I used rib eye, New York is also great
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • fresh chopped parsley


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, pepper, salt, and a pinch of red pepper. Add steaks to a resealable zip lock bag or large bowl and pour the marinade on top. Marinate for 2 hours or overnight.

To make the steaks in a skillet:

  1. Turn the skillet to high heat. Add the steaks. Cook on each side for 3 minutes or until outside is browned. Reduce heat to medium-high. Cook the steaks to the desired doneness. Mine took about 10 minutes flipping 3 times to get a medium well.
  2. Top with butter and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
World's Best Steak Marinade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2720 Calories from Fat 2052
% Daily Value*
Fat 228g351%
Saturated Fat 72g360%
Cholesterol 475mg158%
Sodium 6716mg280%
Potassium 2747mg78%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 147g294%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 40.4mg49%
Calcium 296mg30%
Iron 21.7mg121%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

More delicious steak recipes:

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteaks 

Grilled Asian Steak


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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      1. to avoid flare ups on the ol BBQ pit, put your coals or wood on one side of the grill, and a small foil pan or even just foil folded up in the same shape, under the meat, and you have no issues with flare up or coals drowning from the drippings. oh and of course the ease of clean up.

  1. Just wanting to verify, is this recipe for 1 steak or multiple (if so how many)? Cooking tonight so hopefully I will get a response within a couple hours.
    Thank you♥

  2. 5 stars
    Very nice. Thanks. I do have some, well, opinions on this keto diet thing which are not favorable (nor do I think, like virtually all fad diets, it is very healthy) but who cares the important thing is the recipe and the food

  3. 5 stars
    I have used this twice. The second time i actually cooked stew meat in the marinade in the slow cooker. Was fabulous!

  4. Hi Alyssa, what herbs mixture do you use to marinade your steak with? I see the herbs, but I don’t recognize them and in what ratio quantity?

  5. Hi, I’m allergic to soy sauce but I have tried this recipe and loved it. I know I can replace the 1/3 cup soy sauce with coconut aminos, but do I also replace the 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauve with coconut aminos as well? I know Worcestershire sauce has soy as one of its ingredients. Please advise me!

  6. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe twice and it was an absolute hit. I used lesser oil and butter but it was still fabulous. Thanks a lot for this recipe.

  7. You were right the steak with this marinade was delicious. What do I do with marinade after? Do I throw it out or Cani keep it for another steak? Please advise. Thank you.

    1. If the marinade has not touched the steak I like to use it for another dish and either store it in the fridge for 2 to 3 days or start marinating another steak with it. Once the marinade has touched the meat then it will need to be discarded.

      1. What happens if you make a large quantity of marinade (a gallon, for example) and refrigerate it for more than a few days, using small quantities on single small steaks and then discarding? Will the unused marinade go bad in the refrigerator?

        I cook for just myself, I’m not a chemist, and am somewhat lazy, if you hadn’t guessed…

  8. how are you on a keto diet and eating potatoes?? i thought that was one of the foods you shouldn’t ever eat on keto or am i wrong?

    1. Yes, the Keto diet does not recommend potatoes because they are high in carbs. The steak is the main dish for this recipe. I added the potatoes for those of you who are not following a Keto diet as well as my kids when I dished the plate for them. It is more of a beautiful shot at the end on what side you could add that goes well with this marinaded steak recipe. Hope that helps clarify for you! XOXO

    1. Why are you pounding the meat? I didn’t see that in the recipe directions. Did I miss something? (which is possible) 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I used this marinade on a 2 lb tri tip two weekends ago…oh. My. Goodness!
    I had to learn how to BBQ/roast a tri tip as well. This marinade was a hit with everyone. The lemon not only tenderizes the meat, but adds a subtle tang to it. I used a lot of chopped garlic and McCormick’s steak seasoning both in the marinade and on the roast as well. I also made a garlic/chive compound butter to slather on as the roast was resting.
    We all loved it.
    This marinade is a keeper. I will make sure I always have the ingredients on hand, including the fresh-squeezed lemon. I highly recommend this recipe.

  10. 5 stars
    I’ve used this recipe 4 or 5 times, and I have to say it’s excellent. I use it on sirloin and the marinade really enhances the flavor.

  11. 5 stars
    I was sceptical about this but having tried it, well it is certainly the best marinade for steak available. You will never cook steak without this again! So full of flavour and just sublime!

  12. Definitely the best steak marinade that I have ever eaten, SOOOOO YUMMY 🤤
    Thank you and please keep them coming 😊💕

  13. 5 stars
    I made two NY strips with a four hour marinade. It was an absolute hit. Recommend flipping the steak every minute in a hot skillet while basting in butter. I will be using this recipe weekly! Thanks so much!

    1. The Italian seasoning is the only herbs in the recipe and you can either buy it in one seasoning bottle or you can make your own. Italian seasoning is a blend of dried Italian-inspired herbs such as basil, marjoram, oregano, rosemary, and thyme.

  14. 5 stars
    This is the best marinade. My husband is very particular but he loved it as well. I will be using it for other meat dishes in the future. Delish!!

  15. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe last night and it was my first time ever at cooking steak. It was so delicious! my husband and I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with the world 🙂

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