Homemade Steak Marinade

I just got back from my work trip to London last night, and while I had a great time, I was so ready to be home and in my own bed :) I was also ready for some home cooking after eating out for every meal for the past week!  I love to play around with sauces and spices to create my own marinades, and was really thrilled with how my latest creation turned out.  It was also so simple to make!

Homemade Steak Marinade with coriander, sesame seeds, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic & tarragon.

I honestly just took some things I had in my pantry and hoped for the best…sometimes that really is the best way to do it.

I used coriander and ground pepper, which I toasted for about 2 minutes with some olive oil, along with some sesame seeds, which I love!

Homemade Steak Marinade with coriander, sesame seeds, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic & tarragon.

Homemade Steak Marinade with coriander, sesame seeds, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic & tarragon.

Homemade Steak Marinade with coriander, sesame seeds, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic & tarragon.

Homemade Steak Marinade with coriander, sesame seeds, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic & tarragon.

While this was cooling I mixed worcestershire sauce and balsamic vinegar, along with some crushed garlic and salt. I then added in the toasted spices.  I placed the steaks into a ziploc bag and added the mixture along with tarragon (this would also be great with rosemary). I would let it marinade for at least 2 hours if not longer.

Homemade Steak Marinade with coriander, sesame seeds, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic & tarragon.

Since it’s been fairly cold at night and I don’t feel like grilling outside, I just used a grill pan on the stove, which works like a charm!

Homemade Steak Marinade with coriander, sesame seeds, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic & tarragon.

It only took about 8 minutes to cook the steak and in no time we had a delicious meal.

Homemade Steak Marinade with coriander, sesame seeds, worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic & tarragon.

Homemade Steak Marinade

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp corriander
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • Tarragon
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Instructions

In a pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Then add the corriander, black pepper, and sesame seeds. Toast for about 3 minutes.

In a mixing bowl, mix the worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, and crushed garlic. Then added the toasted mixture, along with salt.

Add the ziploc bag with the steaks.

Add Tarragon - you can add however much you would like.

Marinade for at least 2 hours.

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I know I am usually such a stickler for recipes, but sometimes it’s nice to just use the ingredients you have on hand and get fun with it.  Isn’t cooking supposed to be about being creative and having a good time?! What have you made in the kitchen lately?

Comments

  1. says

    This looks delicious! Putting it in my recipe collection!
    If have to say! I wish 2Bees could bottle their energy. You two amaze me at all you accomplish while working and traveling and even while recovering from ankle surgery. Busy bees indeed!! Keep up the great posts! :)

  2. says

    I don’t even eat meat and I think this looks good! Wow its so impressive you can just whip this up Jenn. You’re so fancy!

  3. says

    Jennifer, I hope you had a great time in London. Wow this steak looks delish and who would ever think to toast ingredients before marinating. What a brilliant idea and I’m sure it really added to the flavor. Looks delish. have a great day, Lisa