10 Recipes for Beef Marinades

Ready to venture a little farther into “cooking” than warming up leftover takeout? Marinades are a great way to get started in the kitchen – you can add a ton of flavor with hardly any extra work! If you can plan ahead, letting your meat marinate overnight will cut down on day-of prep time and add let that flavor work its way into the meat.

Pro Tip: Mix & marinate all in one Ziploc bag for easy cleanup. Impress yourself with your cooking skills and check out these 10 tested recipes for beef marinades that we loved!

Rosemary Marinade

3 tablespoons chopped rosemary

2 tablespoons olive oil


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Sweet Soy Marinade

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lime, juiced


Korean-Style Marinade

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon sesame oil

¼ cup chopped red onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


Peppery Marinade

2 teaspoons Worcestershire

2 teaspoons Dijon

2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black peppercorns

2 teaspoons olive oil

South of the Border Marinade

Zest and juice of 1 lime

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon Cholula hot sauce

1 teaspoon cumin

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 red onion, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil


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Greek Marinade

4 grape tomatoes, finely chopped

½ minced shallot

¼ cup kalamata olives, minced

1 cloves garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 teaspoons olive oil

2 teaspoons fresh thyme, leaves only

2 teaspoons fresh parsley, finely minced

1 tablespoons olive oil


Herbed Marinade

2 cloves garlic

2 sprigs rosemary

2 sprigs thyme, leaves only

¼ teaspoon chili flakes

2 tablespoons olive


Miso-Ginger Marinade

½ inch piece ginger, minced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 scallion, chopped

¼ cup miso paste

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons canola oil

Vietnamese-Style “Shaking Beef” Marinade

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon caster sugar


Asian-Style Marinade 

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 red Thai chile, minced

1 inch ginger piece, peeled and minced

2 teaspoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar


– Alivia Duran


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