Looking for the best steak marinade that is also quick and easy? You’ve come to the right place! With just five ingredients, this marinade comes together in less than five minutes. You can use it on any cut of meat, but our favorite is on flank steak.
Flank steak is affordable, versatile, and delicious. Although flank steak is often thought of as one of the tougher cuts of meat, as long as you marinate the steak and know how to cut it, flank steak can be wonderfully tender.
In this marinade, we use soy sauce (or a gluten free alternative) and Worcestershire to tenderize the meat and increase savoriness. The agave (or honey) balances the salt and improves browning while cooking. Minced garlic and chopped fresh rosemary release flavorful oils to add complexity and depth.
To cut the steak after cooking, you’ll want to cut it “against the grain.” In certain cuts of steak, like flank steak, visible muscle fibers point in one direction. Look for long lines stretching down the length of the steak. Those fibers are called the “grain” of the steak. Cutting “against the grain” means to cut perpendicular to the direction of the fibers, and will produce a more tender slice of steak.
Looking for some serving ideas? Try my easy lemon-dijon-chive butter, creamy horseradish sauce, or fresh chimichurri. All are perfect complements to the savory, beefy flavor of the best steak marinade ever.