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slices of steak that have been soaked in this quick steak marinade recipe on a white platter with juices pooling at the bottom of the platter.
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Easy Steak Marinade Recipe

Made with five simple ingredients this marinade takes only minutes to prepare and can be used with any cut of steak!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, sauce, steak
Servings: 4 Steaks
Calories: 35kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds steak
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  • Add the steak to a large plastic bag or a container with a lid.
  • In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the brown sugar, canola oil, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic.
  • Pour the marinade over the steak, seal the bag, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Toward the end of the marinating time, preheat a grill or broiler. Cook the steak for 7-8 minutes on each side, or until the desired level of doneness is reached.


Calories: 35kcal