Take grilled steaks to a whole new level with this super tasty Keto Marinade. It's easy to make and gives steak unbelievable flavor.
While this steak marinade gives the meat an amazing taste, it also enhances the moisture of the meat while grilling. Your steaks will be so juicy and flavorful, they'll rival any five-star steakhouse dinner. And it will save you a ton of money too!
Don't settle for store-bought bottles or the prepackaged packets of marinade. They're usually loaded with sugar and other preservatives that you don't want. With simple healthy ingredients and a few minutes, this easy marinade is ready to use and tastes so much better!
The fresh and savory flavors are perfect for any cut of steak! This Keto Steak Marinade recipe makes a great budget friendly tip because you can use it on skirt, flank or whatever cut of steaks you find on sale.
What's in Easy Steak Marinade
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make the Best Steak Marinade
Add all of the marinade ingredients to a mixing bowl.
Whisk until well combined.
Pour over 4 of your favorite cut of steak, I used NY Strip. Place them in an airtight container or food storage bag.
Place in the fridge and let the steaks marinate for at least 2-6 hours. Keep in mind, this time is needed to infuse the flavors.
Once the steaks have marinated, take them out of the fridge and let them come to room temp, or for about 30 minutes.
Grill your steak until it reaches your preferred level of doneness, I prefer mine between rate and medium rare so I pulled mine off at around 125F (it will continue to cook as it's tented and resting) and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting into.
Steak Cooking Temperatures/Degrees of Doneness
- Rare (cool red center): 120-130°F
- Medium Rare (warm red center): 130-135°F
- Medium (warm pink center): 135-145°F
- Medium Well (slightly pink center): 145-155°F
- Well Done (no pink): 155-165°F
I always recommend using a meat thermometer to be sure your steak reaches the perfect temperature.
FAQs about Steak Marinade
What is Steak Marinade? The ingredients in steak marinades vary but the components are often similar. A good marinade should include a balance of acid, some type of oil, and seasonings. It's used to enhance the flavor of meat and to lend a certain amount of tenderness to meat.
Is marinating steak needed? This is the big debate. Steak marinades will only tenderize meat to a certain point. Marinating is a really great way to create extra moisture into certain meats that tend to be dry when grilled. But for me, the main purpose of marinades is to add flavor. So, while it's not necessary, it does indeed add a depth of flavors that many love.
Can I reuse Keto steak marinade? For food safety purposes, it is not recommended you reuse marinade that that you've used for raw steaks or chicken.
Should I add a sweetener to my marinade? The only sweetness that should be used in marinades comes from the balsamic vinegar. Sugar and other sweeteners, like honey, can burn under the intense heat of the grill. And while a good char is a good thing, no one wants the outside of their steak burned.
How long can steaks marinate? Technically, you can leave the steak in marinade for several days in the fridge. But after about 4-6 hours the effectiveness of the marinade doesn't really increase.
Can I make this Keto Steak Marinade recipe in advance? You sure can. If you want to make up extra marinade to use on other meat, just keep in it an airtight container in the fridge for up to several days.
Once you've tried this marinade, feel free to try it on grilled pork chops or tenderloin, chicken breasts or even brush it over grilled veggies! You're simply going to love it!
Keto Sides to Serve with your Steak
- Shredded Brussels Sprouts
- Creamed Spinach
- Grilled Broccolini
- Green Beans Almondine
- Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
FREE 20 EASY KETO RECIPES EBOOK
Easy Steak Marinade
- Pour over 4 of your favorite cut of steak, I used NY Strip, in an airtight container or food storage bag and let the steaks marinate for at least 2-6 hours.
- Grill your steak until it reaches your preferred level of doneness, I prefer mine between rate and medium rare so I pulled mine off at around 125F (it will continue to cook as it's tented and resting) and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting into.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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