With just six simple ingredients, this Keto Steak Marinade is perfection. Not only is it fast and easy to make, but it pairs perfectly with the natural flavors of the beef. This is one easy marinade recipe that is about to be constantly on your mind. Take your next steak night to a whole new level!
I love a good steak. One that's perfectly cut, perfectly cooked, and now - perfectly marinated. Truth be told, I've eaten a lot of steak in my life. Some good, some not so good and I've learned a few things along the way.
The first lesson in enjoying steak that I've learned is that you need to find a flavor that you love. For some people, it's just adding a bit of salt and pepper and call it a day. But for me? This marinade is where it's at.
I love knowing that what I'm adding to an already delicious cut of meat is just enhancing the flavors, not overpowering them. The keto steak marinade flavor is light even though you know it's there while still being present in every single bite.
Oil - I like to use extra virgin olive oil because it's natural and has great flavor.
Red wine vinegar - Adding a splash of red wine vinegar is the perfect flavor enhancer.
Onion - Steak and onions were meant to go together!
Garlic cloves - The garlic kicks it up a notch and creates a great taste.
Kosher salt - This helps marinate and tenderize the meat.
Black pepper - Fresh black pepper is delicious to use with the other ingredients of this low carb marinade.
How To Make This Keto Steak Marinade Recipe
Onions are garlic can be in a gray area for keto because consuming a lot of them can have a lot of carbs. But using them in a marinade is a great choice to get those savory flavors without all the carbs.
Step One: Set the steak out of the fridge and let it get to room temperature.
Step Two: Add all the marinade ingredients together in a blender and blend well.
Step Three: Put your steak into a casserole or baking dish, with higher sides to hold in the marinade.
Step Four: Pour the marinade over the top of your steak. Be sure that you just go ahead and dump it all into the dish.
Step Five: Let the keto steak marinade work its magic for no less than 30 minutes of time. Then remove and grill the steak.
Change up the type of vinegar - You can easily use a different type of vinegar if you choose to. Balsamic vinegar is another great choice.
Add more seasonings - Some people also like to add paprika, onion powder, red pepper flakes, basil, and more spices. Just add a teaspoon and see what you think of the flavor.
Vary up the oil - Avocado oil would be another great oil option to use in this keto steak marinade.
Minced garlic - Instead of using garlic cloves, use jarred minced garlic to save on peeling them.
Lemon juice - A little lemon juice (or lime juice) added in with the whisk can give a kick of citrus taste.
Soy sauce - Omit the salt and add some soy sauce, liquid aminos, or coconut aminos.
What is the best cut of steak to use?
You want to use a tender steak to pair with this keto steak marinade recipe. Sirloin steak and skirt steak are both great options but a good keto flank steak would work as well. Any type of cut will work with these ingredients so you can change it up a bit and see what you like best.
Will this marinade work on other types of meat?
It will. It's very versatile. You can use this for chicken or pork without any issues. (Did I mention this is the best steak marinade because it's so easy!)
Since this recipe is gluten-free, it's a great option to use in place of sauces as well.
What pairs well with cooked marinated steak?
This all just depends on what side dishes you enjoy. Some people like to eat their steak with a salad, some prefer potatoes, while others just want the meat! If you're on the Paleo or Whole30 diet, you just may want a giant steak to enjoy, all on your own.
How do you store leftover marinated steak?
You need to store leftovers of the cooked steak in the fridge. You can then reheat later and enjoy it as it or cut it up to make a low carb sandwich wrap or even add it to a stir fry.
If you have any steak marinade remaining, go ahead and toss it out as it's not meant to be saved and reused.
Also, make sure to try this mushroom sauce for steak next time you are grilling!
- ¼ cup oil
- 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- ¼ onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Marinate your choice of steak and then grill to your preference.