Go-To Marinade for Beef

Go-To Marinade for Beef uses readily-available ingredients and is very easy to prepare.  It enhances the flavor of the cut of beef without masking it.  The marinade keeps the beef nice and juicy during cooking, particularly if you baste the beef with the marinade while grilling.  Serve with Asian Marinara Yellow Squash and pair them with a Pinot Noir or Merlot. Trust us, this will become the Go-To Marinade for Beef at your house.

Go-To Marinade for Beef

Prep Time: 15 minutes, Total Time: 15 minutes. Provides enough marinade for up to 2 pounds of beef.

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  • ½ Tb Coarse Sea Salt
  • ½ Tb granulated Sugar
  • ½ Tb coarsely-ground Black Pepper
  • ½ Tb good-quality dry Mustard powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper flakes
  • 1 Tb salt-free dried Italian Herbs Seasoning*
  • 1 Tb Onion powder
  • 1 ½ Tbs minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp prepared Horseradish
  • 1/3 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 cup dry Red Wine (Malbec, Chianti, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or a dry Red Wine blend)
  • 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil


  1. Combine the dry seasonings (sea salt through onion powder) in a deep bowl.
  2. Add the minced garlic, horseradish, red wine vinegar, red wine, soy and Worcestershire sauces and olive oil to the bowl and whisk the marinade together.
  3. Pour some of the marinade into the container for the beef, add the beef and balance of the marinade to the container, cover and marinate the beef for 8 hours.
  4. Drain the beef from the marinade before grilling it.
  5. Baste the beef with the Go-To Marinade for Beef while grilling for maximum flavor.

Go-To Marinade for Beef


  • Italian Herb Seasoning is a mix of assorted dried herbs associated with Italian cooking; usually it contains basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme, parsley and sage.  Readily available at supermarkets and the big-box grocery stores, it’s often organic too; make sure that it is salt-free.  Alternatively, you can make your own by combining those dried herbs.