Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks

Background and History

Savory Garlic Marinated Steaks are a delectable creation that combines the rich flavor of beef with the aromatic essence of garlic. While the exact origins of garlic-marinated steaks are unclear, garlic has been used for centuries to enhance the taste of meats in various cuisines worldwide. This dish offers a simple yet flavorful way to elevate your steak to new heights, perfect for both casual dinners and special occasions.


  • 2 steaks of your choice (such as ribeye, New York strip, or sirloin)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey or brown sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh herbs for garnish (optional)

Serves 2 people
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Marinating Time: 1-4 hours
Cooking Time  10-15 minutes


Marinade Preparation

In a bowl, combine minced garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey or brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the marinade.

Marinating the Steaks

Place the steaks in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Pour the marinade over the steaks, ensuring they are evenly coated. Cover the dish or seal the bag and refrigerate for 1-4 hours, allowing the flavors to infuse into the meat.

Preheat the Grill or Pan

Preheat your grill or a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Ensure the cooking surface is hot before adding the steaks.

Cooking the Steaks

Remove the steaks from the marinade and discard any excess marinade. Place the steaks on the grill or in the skillet. Cook for 4-6 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time according to your preferred level of doneness.


Once cooked to your liking, transfer the steaks to a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before slicing. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring tender and juicy steaks.

Garnish and Serve: Optionally, garnish the steaks with fresh herbs like parsley or thyme before serving.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: Approximately 300-400 per serving (depending on the cut of steak)
  • Protein: About 25-35 grams per serving
  • Fat: About 20-30 grams per serving
  • Carbohydrates: Negligible


For a stronger garlic flavor, you can increase the amount of minced garlic in the marinade.

Ensure the grill or skillet is well-heated before cooking the steaks to achieve a nice sear.

Use a meat thermometer to ensure your steak reaches your desired level of doneness: 125°F (52°C) for rare, 135°F (57°C) for medium-rare, 145°F (63°C) for medium, 155°F (68°C) for medium-well, and 160°F (71°C) for well-done.

Experiment with different herbs and spices in the marinade to customize the flavor to your liking

Allergy Warning

  • Contains soy (from soy sauce).
  • Check for individual allergens in marinade ingredients.
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