Easy Salt and Pepper Balsamic Steak Marinade

The easiest steak marinade recipe, ever. A few pantry ingredients is all you need to make sure your steak is delicious and juicy!

Easy Salt and pepper Balsamic steak marinade

Ingredients

  • Olive oil. 
  • Balsamic vinegar.
  • Salt.
  • Freshly cracked / ground pepper.
  • Rosemary. This is optional and can be substituted with thyme or oregano.
  • Garlic. I prefer using sliced garlic so that I can remove the slices easily and they don’t burn while the steak is grilling. You can also use garlic powder.
  • Steak. I used sirloin but this recipe will work on any cut of steak.

How to make steak marinade

It couldn’t be simpler. Combine all the ingredients in a measuring jug or bowl and mix well. Place the steaks in a Ziploc bag and pour over the marinade. Squeeze out all of the air and seal the bag then massage the marinade into the steak, making sure all the steaks are well coated. Place on a plate and allow to marinade for 30 minutes at room temperature or overnight in the fridge. If marinating in the fridge, allow the steak to come to room temperature for at least an hour before cooking.

Is Balsamic vinegar good for steak marinade?

Yes! The great thing about Balsamic vinegar is that it adds color and flavor to the steak. The sugars in the vinegar caramelizes and makes the steak even more delicious.

Juicy steak marinated in salt and pepper Balsamic vinegar marinade.

Steak recipes

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  2. Steak with Gorgonzola sauce
  3. Grilled steak with blistered tomatoes
Easy Salt and pepper Balsamic steak marinade

Easy salt and pepper Balsamic steak marinade

Juicy steak marinated in salt and pepper Balsamic vinegar marinade.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best steak marinade, easy steak marinade, Steak marinade
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Marinating time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Alida Ryder
Servings: 4 (makes approximately 1.5 cups of marinade which is sufficient for 2-4 steaks, depending on their size)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients in a measuring jug or bowl and mix well.
  • Place the steaks in a Ziploc bag or suitable container and pour over the marinade.
  • Squeeze out all of the air and seal the bag then massage the marinade into the steak, making sure all the steaks are well coated.
  • Place on a plate and allow to marinade for 30 minutes at room temperature or overnight in the fridge. If marinating in the fridge, allow the steak to come to room temperature for at least an hour before cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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