Our Favorite Steak Marinade

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Steak is one of those special foods that we don't eat very often, so when we do, it always feels like a real treat. When Derek and I first got married, we had steak for dinner at his parent's house, and it was the first time I had marinated steak. After that, there was no going back for me. One thing I love doing with my own marinade recipe, though, is making lighter swaps with ingredients like Mazola® Corn Oil. A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil. To learn more about this claim, see Mazola.com.​ 

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There are a lot of steak marinade recipes out there, but I like this one because it's not only super flavorful, but minimal ingredients as well. I feel like some recipes are 20 ingredients long, but I love this since it comes together easily with ingredients I already have on hand.

Mazola Corn Oil is an all-purpose, cholesterol free cooking oil that is a smart heart-healthy choice for your family. Variety of uses include baking, grilling, sautéing, stir frying, or mixing up a marinade or dressing. It also has a neutral taste that lets the natural flavor of your food stand out and a smoke point higher than most cooking oils at 450°F. It performs well in a variety of cooking applications. Many home cooks may not realize that all cooking oils have a smoke point that, once exceeded, not only negatively affect the food’s flavor and nutritional value.

The main ingredient in this recipe is Mazola® Corn Oil. I love that it has zero grams of trans fat, and is cholesterol-free. In this recipe, I swapped the melted butter out for Mazola Corn Oil. I greased the grill with corn oil instead of butter, removed the salt from the marinade, and used a low sodium soy sauce to help lower the sodium in the recipe. I've found making small changes like this in recipes doesn't effect the taste of the dish, while still making heart-healthy lifestyle choices.

1/2 cup Mazola Corn Oil
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
1/3 cup Low-Sodium Soy Sauce
1 TBSP Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Black Pepper
1 TBSP Minced Garlic
1-2lb Flank Steak

Place your steak in a baking dish and then pour the Mazola Corn Oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, Italian seasoning, black pepper, and minced garlic on top and spread evenly. Cover and let sit in the fridge for at least two hours.

When you're ready to eat, fire up your grill on medium-high heat and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, until the inside has reached the desired temperature. Let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

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  1. I'm making steak later this week. I think I will try this marinade out. Thanks!

    1. It is seriously so flavorful, yummy, and easy!