2 Ingredient steak marinade

2 Ingredient steak marinade
Prep. time:
5 min
8 dishes

Hey grill masters and cooking aficionados! Today, we’re diving into the world of ridiculously easy steak marinades.

This 2-ingredient wonder is about to become your secret weapon for turning an ordinary steak into a flavor-packed masterpiece.

Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or just treating yourself to a sizzling steak, this marinade has your back.

2 Ingredient steak marinade Origins:

This marinade is a nod to simplicity, a realization that sometimes, less is more.

We’re stripping away the unnecessary and embracing the pure essence of flavor enhancement.

No fancy ingredients, just straightforward awesomeness.

2 Ingredient steak marinade - Ingredients:

  • · 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • · 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

2 Ingredient steak marinade - Instructions:

  1. Grab a bowl – any bowl will do. This is cooking, not rocket science.
  2. Pour in the soy sauce. Go ahead, eyeball it. No need for precision here; we're going for the casual chef vibe.
  3. Follow up with the Worcestershire sauce. Splash it in there like you're a culinary rebel.
  4. Whisk the two sauces together until they form a harmonious liquid of flavor. Your marinade is officially ready to work its magic.
  5. Place your steak(s) in a ziplock bag or a shallow dish. Pour the marinade over the steaks, ensuring they're fully coated. Give it a little massage – you and the steaks deserve it.
  6. Seal the bag or cover the dish with some kitchen magic (aka plastic wrap) and let the steaks marinate in the fridge. The longer, the better, but even 30 minutes will do wonders.
  7. When it's grill time, take those marinated steaks out, pat them dry, and cook them up to your desired level of perfection.

2 Ingredient steak marinade – Nutrition Advantages:

This marinade not only enhances the flavor of your steak but also introduces a punch of umami from the soy sauce and a depth of savory richness from Worcestershire sauce. It’s low in carbs and adds a burst of flavor without a calorie overload.

Yield & Time:

This recipe is good for marinating approximately 1 to 1.5 pounds of steak, depending on your meaty preferences. The prep takes a mere 5 minutes, but the marinating time is where the magic happens.

Difficulty Level:

Easy peasy! If you can pour and whisk, you’re a marinade maestro.

2 Ingredient steak marinade – Recipe Alternatives:

For a gluten-free version, swap out regular soy sauce for tamari or gluten-free soy sauce. If you’re watching your sodium intake, opt for low-sodium soy sauce.

2 Ingredient steak marinade – Tips & Tricks:

  • Toss in some minced garlic or a sprinkle of black pepper for an extra kick.
  • Add a squeeze of lemon or lime for a zesty twist.
  • For an herbaceous touch, throw in some chopped fresh rosemary or thyme.
  • Let the steaks rest for a few minutes after grilling to allow the juices to redistribute, resulting in a juicier bite.
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