Not every steak technically needs a marinade, but once you try this marinade you will do this all with all your steaks.
I used to marinate my steak in salt, pepper, and worcheshire sauce. But then I did a whole30 and realized that worcheshire sauce has sugar, so I had to get creative with how I marinated my steak. Don’t mind the fact that now there are a ton of premade, bottled, Whole30 compliant steak marinades out there, but I find my version is easy to make with ingredients that are always in my pantry.
Like I mentioned earlier, not all steaks need a marinade. I know some people are so picky about how their steaks are cooked and claim that a nice enough cut of meat does not need a marinade. For me, I just marinate all my steaks I cook at home in this marinade. If I have filet mignon, I don’t marinate the steak for as long (at least one hour), but If I have a sirloin, I may marinate it for four hours or all day. Tougher steak, like flank or skirt steak, I marinate this over night (12 or more hours). You can’t go wrong with this marinade, people!
This recipe is so simple that I am not even sure if I can call it a recipe. Either way, all you want to do is put about a teaspoon of coconut aminos and balsamic vinegar on each side of the steak. Then, you add a few pinches of coarse salt and pepper and steak seasoning on each side and press it into the meat with a fork. Let it marinate for a few hours in the fridge and grill to your liking! Enjoy!
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp coconut aminos (can sub soy sauce, but this is not Whole30 compliant)
- 2 tsp steak seasoning
- A few pinches of salt and pepper
- Using a fork, poke holes in the steak on both sides. This tenderizes the meat and gives the marinade the ability to get deeper into the cut of meat for more flavor,
- Add one tsp of coconut aminos and one tsp of balsamic vinegar to each side of the steak.
- Add 1-2 pinches of salt and 1-2 pinches of pepper per side of each steak (or 6-8 turns of the grinder if you are using freshly ground salt and pepper)
- Add 1 tsp of steak seasoning to each side of the steak.
- Using a fork or spoon, lightly press the seasoning into the steak.
- Store in the fridge for several hours, while the steak marinates (recommended 2-8 hours, depending on the cut of meat).
- Grill steak to your desired temperature and enjoy.
- The amounts here are for roughly two steaks that are 6-8 oz. in weight.