Marriage-Mender Steak Marinade

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For the first several years of our marriage, I was on the hunt for the perfect steak marinade. My husband (probably like yours) loves his steak. So though we don’t do red meat a ton, we do have an occasional steak night.

Bottled sauces, marinades, and dressings are often packed with extra sodium and sugars, not to mention any artificial ingredients and preservatives. So, I always like to make my own.

I think I tried three or four different steak marinade recipes before I stumbled upon the final combination that made our number one spot. We have affectionately named it the “marriage-mender steak marinade” because we have joked around, saying that it’s so good, it could fix any of your marriage troubles. Ha!

It’s best to make this up the night before you cook the steaks and marinate them overnight in the fridge. The longer you marinate, the more delicious flavor they will have.

Marriage-Mender Steak Marinade

If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach...then this recipe will get you there in warp speed!
Course Marinade
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3 medium steaks
Author Bonnie Hershey


  • 1/3 Cup wine vinegar red or white will work, we prefer red
  • 1/4 Cup Ketchup
  • 2 TBL extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TBL soy sauce
  • 1 TBL Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Put 3 small-medium thawed steaks in a ziploc bag. Pour in sauce.
  • Seal bag tightly and lay it flat in a shallow pan/dish.
  • Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  • Grill steaks and enter red-meat heaven! 🙂



Bonnie Hershey currently serves as a business and nutrition coach with their business, Hershey Holistic Health. She holds an undergrad degree in education, and a certification in Practical Nutrition from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and enjoys encouraging others in their personal growth.


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