Let me start this post by saying at first I thought people would think I was silly for posting a recipe for steak marinade. I am so used to posting recipes for a main dish or even a full meal. But so many people asked for the recipe I knew I was the one being silly. So here we go.
I have mentioned in the past that Kevin is a true red meat lover, and when I say read meat I mean a big thick rib eye. It has been hard to get him to agree to use other cuts of beef for dinner meals, but when I pointed out that #1 if you cook other cuts properly they don't have to be chewy, #2 with a great marinade you can make any cut taste good, and #3 who in the heck can afford to only buy rib eyes? Plus when he grills he usually uses salt, pepper, and a bit of garlic powder. That's it, nothing else. So I have had to explain to him that I can't exactly post THAT as a recipe. SO he has become more open to the idea of marinades and other ways to prepare meat. Thank goodness!!!
This marinade opened his eyes to what is out there I think. It is a so super simple, but oh so flavorful. You can marinade for a little as one hour or overnight if you want. For this meal I let it marinade for 4 hours and they were fantastic! So I have successfully converted a steak "purist" to my way of thinking.....nice job right? Yay me!!!
Balsamic and Red Wine Steak Marinade
1/4 cup good balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup dry red wine
5 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher Salt and pepper.
Combine all ingredients in a plastic zipper bag and shake to combine. Place your steak in the bag (I used sirloin steaks here) and make sure the meat is covered by the marinade. Place steaks in the fridge for anywhere from 1 hour to overnight. Turn the bag occasionally.
Preheat your grill (I used a cast iron grill pan) over medium high heat. Grill the steaks for 3 minute per side for medium rare, longer if you prefer your steak more done.