Last summer we lived on our newly built deck. It was a great summer filled with a lot of sun and BBQ – more specifically steak. We had steak every Friday to help kick off the weekend and every weekend we made it the same way. This is our go to steak marinade. I wish I could take full credit, but it was my husband who came up with it over six years ago.
- 2-3 Steaks (my favorite is top sirloin, but whatever steak you have is fine).
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup soy sauce (I use low sodium)
- 3 cloves of garlic, crushed (or 2-3 tsps of garlic powder on lazy days)
This marinade is super easy to put together. Combine the red wine, soy sauce and garlic and add steaks. Marinade for as long as you can, the longer the better. I try to prepare it 24 hours in advance. The steak comes out tender and full of delicious flavor. If I don’t have red wine on hand I substitute (and use a little less) with red wine vinegar. Vinegar helps it break down and makes it that much more tender.
Then add to your grill and cook to desired internal temperature. We both take our steaks medium (medium-well at some restaurants).
My husband added BBQ sauce to the marinade at first but I found that the sugar burned onto the grill and the steaks came out charred. I put BBQ sauce directly to the steak in the last few minutes of cooking.