My Favorite Steak Marinade


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup honey


  1. Combine all the ingredients; whisk with a fork until the honey is completely dissolved and well incorporated.
  2. Place a 2 to 3 pound flank, flat iron or hanger steak in a glass dish or a gallon size resealable bag, pour marinade over it, cover or seal tightly. Marinate steak for 6 to 12 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator (do not exceed 24 hours!).
  3. Remove the steak from marinade and grill to desired doneness. Let rest, then slice against the grain.
  4. Optional: Pour the remaining marinade into a small saucepan and cook on medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Reduce heat to low, and cook until the sauce slightly reduces. Pour sauce over the sliced steak.
  5. Helpful tips: NEVER marinate meat in a metal container. Metal can react chemically with the acids in the marinade. ALWAYS let steak rest for approximately 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. This will ensure a more moist, juicy steak.

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