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4 Simple and Delicious Marinades to Try

April 14, 2023

Written by:  Blaine Ward, Marketing Team / Blogger

The weather is warming up and cookout season is upon us.  This summer, why not add a little extra flavor to your grass-fed beef with some delicious marinades.  Impressing the neighbors has never been easier.  I've found 4 simple, but delicious marinades for you to try the next time you fire up the grill.  

Let's start off with a Paleo Steak Marinade by real simple good.  This marinade is gluten free and Whole30, not to mention it only takes about 5 minutes to throw together.  This marinade is great for tougher steaks like flank, skirt, and flat iron.  

Paleo Steak Marinade (Gluten Free + Whole30) - Real Simple Good


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp avocado or olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a zip top bag or shallow dish and mix well.
  2. Add in your steak (or other meat) and mix everything to get the meat coated well with the marinade.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

Next, I've found a marinade that only uses 3 ingredients!  It doesn't get much easier than that.  Not only is it easy and affordable to make, but it also packs a lot of flavor!

Easy Steak Marinade - The Best Marinade for Steak - Eating on a Dime


  • 1/4 cup oil (vegetable or olive oil will work)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Mix everything in a bowl.
  2. Place steak in ziplock baggie.
  3. Pour marinade over the steaks.  Seal and toss steak around.
  4. Place in the fridge overnight.
  5. When you are ready to cook, season the steaks with salt and pepper before cooking.
  6. Allow steaks to rest 5 minutes before serving.

Who doesn't love a good Flank Steak?  Thanks to Peanut Butter Runner you can enjoy this flavorful and healthy recipe with very little prep work.

The Best Simple Flank Steak Marinade (


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Flank steak or london broil 


  1. Whisk all ingredients together in bowl.
  2. Place steak in plastic bag and pour marinade in.
  3. Squeeze out access air and seal tightly in bag.
  4. Place in refrigerator and let marinade over night.

Last but not least, probably the most flavor packed marinade out of the four is a bourbon marinade by Garlic & Zest.

Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade for Steak, Chicken & Pork - Garlic & Zest (


  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Jim Beam or other bourbon please don't use the good stuff.
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper


  1. Combine the garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, bourbon, olive oil, red pepper flakes and black pepper in a medium bowl and whisk until the brown sugar is mostly dissolved.
  2. Use this marinade for chicken pieces or breasts, pork chops, pork tenderloin beef flank steak, london broil, sirloin or any other cut you'd normally marinate.
  3. Marinate for at least 60 minutes or up to overnight to really penetrate.

Not only can you enjoy delicious grass-fed meats delivered straight to your door, but now you can also add a little extra flavor with very little hassle.  You may even already have these ingredients in your kitchen, saving you a trip to the store.  We would love to hear back on what you thought about these marinades and if you have any of your own go-to favorites.  Enjoy!

    Blaine Ward

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