7 Best Steak Marinades (Freezer Ready Meal Prep!)

7 Best Steak Marinades (Freezer Ready Meal Prep!)

November 6, 2019 27 By William Morgan


Hey, there.
Lacey here with “A Sweet Pea Chef,” and you
guys loved my “Chicken Marinades” video so
much, I wanted to come back and share more
marinade love.
Today, we’re gonna be making seven of the
best steak marinades to go with any meal you
want.
It’s gonna be so tasty, and so easy, and gonna
kick off your steak game.
So, let’s get started.
So, for all these steak marinade recipes that
I’m sharing with you today, I’m gonna be using
a skirt steak.
It’s a perfect steak for marinades because
it needs to be tenderized, which a marinade
does for you as it’s sitting in the fridge
getting all marinated.
Other great cuts of beef for marinades are
gonna be round steaks, shoulders, chuck, or
flank steaks.
All right.
Let’s start things off with a red wine steak
marinade.
So, in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag, we’re gonna
add in our skirt steak, followed by red wine,
olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, ground black
pepper, minced garlic, and dried rosemary.
Then we’re gonna zip up the bag so it’s fully
sealed, and then we’re gonna press the marinade
all around the steak so that it’s fully coated.
Then place in the fridge and allow it to marinate.
So, if you already have a tender cut of steak,
like a New York strip steak or a filet mignon
or a ribeye, you don’t need to marinate it
a long time.
Instead, just put it in in the fridge for
about 15 minutes.
For cuts that need more time to tenderize,
like I mentioned before, you’re gonna want
to have them in the fridge for about six hours
all the way up to overnight.
That’s gonna allow the marinade to really
break down those tough fibers.
If you left it in there longer, it would start
to break down too much and become a little
bit more mushy than you want.
So, 6 to 24 hours is the optimal amount of
time for a marinade.
Next, we’re gonna be making an Italian steak
marinade.
So, in a large Ziploc bag, we’re going to
add in our skirt steak, followed by white
wine vinegar, dijon mustard, olive oil, onion
powder, minced garlic, dried thyme, dried
basil, dried oregano, sea salt, and ground
black pepper.
Then we’re gonna seal up the bag, and we’re
gonna press around the marinade to make sure
it gets fully coated onto our steak, then
transfer it to the fridge to marinate.
If you want, you can also just transfer these
marinated steaks in our freezer-safe bags
into the freezer.
That’s gonna be perfect, as well, because
when they’re defrosting, they’re going to
be marinating at the same time, so that when
it’s time to cook them, they’ll be perfect.
Now, for our fajita steak marinade, we’re
gonna add our skirt steak to a large one-gallon-size
freezer-safe bag, followed by lime juice,
pineapple juice, low-sodium soy sauce, minced
garlic, ground cumin, paprika, crushed red
pepper flakes, sea salt, ground black pepper,
chopped cilantro, and olive oil.
Then seal our bag up tightly and then make
sure to press that marinade around on all
sides of our skirt steak.
Then we’re gonna place it into the fridge
to marinate.
For steak marinades, a good rule to follow
is to have about a half of a cup of a marinade
for about two pounds of our steak.
Now we’re gonna be making a garlic herb steak
marinade.
So, we’re gonna add our skirt steak into our
Ziploc bag, followed by olive oil, minced
garlic, dried rosemary, dried oregano, dried
thyme, dried basil, sea salt, and ground black
pepper.
Then we’re gonna press all the air out of
the bag, seal up the Ziploc bag, and then
move all that marinade around our steak so
it gets fully coated, then pop it in the fridge
to marinate.
Once you’re ready to cook your steak, make
sure to discard the unused marinade because
it has raw meat juices in there and it can’t
be used again.
Now, we’re gonna make our ginger soy steak
marinade.
So, we’re gonna add our skirt steak to our
large Ziploc bag, followed by low-sodium soy
sauce, rice wine vinegar, olive oil, raw honey,
minced garlic, and fresh ginger.
Then, just like with the others, we’re gonna
press all the air out of the bag, and then
we’re gonna seal it on up, move that steak
marinade all around so it gets nicely coated,
and then we’re gonna place it in the fridge
to marinate.
When you’re marinating raw meat, you want
to make sure that you have it separated from
everything in your fridge just so you don’t
get any cross-contamination.
I like to put my steak marinades inside that
plastic bag inside a 9 by 13 casserole dish
in my fridge so in case anything were to drip
out, the casserole dish will catch it.
Now, for a lemon pepper steak marinade, we’re
going to place our skirt steak inside our
Ziploc bag, followed by lemon zest, freshly
squeezed lemon juice, minced garlic, crushed
black peppercorns, sea salt, and olive oil.
Press the air out of the bag, seal the zipper,
and then press all that marinade around our
steak so that it’s tasty and coated, and then
we’re gonna place it into the fridge to marinate.
Make sure that when you’re marinating, it’s
always in the fridge because if you marinated
out on the counter, it would get to a temperature
that would be then unsafe to eat, so always
keep it in the fridge.
If you want to be a little bit more environmentally
friendly, you can use reusable storage containers
instead of our plastic bags to marinate, up
to you.
Now, we’re gonna be making a chipotle steak
marinade.
So, in our Ziploc bag, we’re going to add
our skirt steak, followed by adobo sauce,
ground cumin, onion powder, garlic powder,
sea salt, ground black pepper, lime juice,
and olive oil.
We’re gonna press all the air out of the bag,
and then seal it on tight, and then place
it into the fridge to marinate.
When your steak is done marinating and it’s
time to cook, remove it from the marinade
and then pat it dry, because if it were covered
with all that juice, and you put it into the
hot oil, it might steam instead of searing,
and we definitely want a good sear on the
steak.
I hope these seven steak marinades are gonna
just up your steak game and you’re gonna just
be in love with your meals.
Make sure to check out my seven chicken marinades
for another great seven recipes to make chicken
not boring.
Definitely want to check that out.
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Thanks so much for watching.
I’ll see you next time.