Secret Steak Marinade

When it comes to Super Bowl….
Secret Steak Marinade

It’s not so much about the game at our house, it’s all about the meat and the party.  We follow college football, you remember the Boise State Broncos, yeah we love ’em and Saturdays are our day of viewing all Fall long.  We do have a family get-together, just a fun tradition and my guy pulls out all the stops when it comes to choice rib-eyes.   He likes to put on his own show at his grill!  

So it’s tough to make raw meat look appetizing.  Actually you are looking at the pretty picture here.  If you are at all squeamish look away, but you will miss one of my best recipes ever…really!

Years ago I came across this.  For the life of me I can’t remember where!  Appropriately named,
Secret Steak Marinade has been my secret until now!  No one can figure out what’s in this, and it’s not hard.  It gives any cut of steak or chop a marvelous flavor.  Give it a whirl.  I think you’ll be pleased.

Secret Steak Marinade

The main players, soy sauce, onions, garlic, beef stock and seasoning….that’s it!

Secret Steak Marinade

Peel and quarter the onions and toss it all in the blender.  Blend it thoroughly….

Secret Steak Marinade

Pour it over your meat in a zip bag.  Allow it to stand at room temperature for up to 2 hours, or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.  Be sure to flip the bag over several times. 

Secret Steak Marinade

Grill to your liking, generally 5 to 10 minutes per side over a hot grill.

Secret Steak Marinade

We served steaks and chicken with a favorite veggie, (the kids request), a fresh green salad and you got it, a perfect Idaho baker!  Believe me when I say dinner was a hit and this time Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, got the love!!!!  Now if we could just find the silverware….back to unpacking tomorrow!

Secret Steak Marinade

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 2 large onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
  • 2 tsp. Bon Appetit Seasoning

Combine all ingredients in a blender and process 1 minute on high.  Use 1/4 cup of marinade per steak or chop.  Allow to stand at room temperature for 2 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.  Then bring the meat to room temperature before grilling.  Grill to your liking, generally 5 to 10 minutes per side.

 Thanks for stopping by!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    Looks great Gnee, thanks for sharing your secret:@) I have never seen the Bon Appetit seasoning… might have to look around!

  2. La

    These look so yummy! I love a good grilled steak.

    Have a great day! La

  3. Kris

    Yum. I do one very similar to this. And..Boise…YEA…big fans!

  4. Pondside

    Mmmm that looks simple and good – I’l bet it would work on pork chops too.

  5. Carol at Serendipity


    Just plain yum. We love grilled steaks. Maybe this weekend I will try your marinade. Good luck with the unpacking.


  6. Julie

    So easy and looks absolutely delicious! I am a new follower and would love for you to come visit me at The Farm Girl Recipes. Thanks!!

    The Farm Girl

  7. Red Couch Recipes

    Gnee — a BIG BLOGGY HUG to WELCOME you back to blogging! I have missed you! Thanks for sharing your super secret marinade recipe! Joni

  8. Mik

    I’m always looking for new ways to doll up our steaks so I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

  9. Debbie

    The man of this house loves to dink with marinades. I can’t wait to show him this one to try. I wonder how it would taste with Vidalia sweet onions?? I’m thinking pretty yummy.

    Hope you’re getting completely settled in!

  10. Julie

    I am always looking for new marinades. This one looks just perfect for the grill. As soon as the snow melts and we can find the grill, we’ll be giving it a try.

    Hope the unpacking is going well and you’re getting settled in! Hugs!

  11. Amanda @ Serenity Now

    That looks soooo good. My husband loves steak, but we don’t make it often b/c I didn’t have any great marinade recipes…until now. 😉 I’m visiting from Tasty Tuesday. Hope you’ll stop by my blog to say hi. 🙂

  12. Janet

    That looks really good. Will have to give it a try next time we grills some steak.

  13. Pam

    Yay! I am so glad you are back! I missed you! The steaks look awesome! Going to try that marinade. Thanks for sharing!:-)

  14. Diane

    YUM, looks and sounds great. I will definitely be trying this. Thanks so much for the recipe Ü

  15. Amy

    Your marinade sound simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing the secret! 🙂



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