Red Wine Steak Marinade is the perfect steak marinade recipe to use with all your steak when grilling if you love red wine! It adds a subtle hint of red wine flavor without being overpowering. It’s easy, delicious and makes the perfect juicy steak! Red wine and steak is a classic combination and now you can incorporate that amazing flavoring in your marinade!
We love pairing out steaks with Cheesy Potatoes, Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts and finishing our meal off on a sweet note with this amazing Grilled Apple Dump Cake, but don’t forget the ice cream on top!
The taste of this red wine steak marinade is one that you’ll really enjoy. It’s got such a great flavor that truly does compliment each and every bite. When it comes to finding a simple marinade that is quick and easy to make, this is one marinade that needs to be on your radar.
If you love the classic pairing of grilled steak and bold red wines like California Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon or Malbec you are going to love this marinade recipe.
It takes the flavor combo and turns it into a marinade that makes your grilled steak AMAZING!
Red Wine Steak Marinade FAQs
Even though the recipe for this steak marinade might be fairly straight forward, there are still a few questions that might come up along the way. Here are some of the common questions and answers that can hopefully help you out as well!
What ingredients do I need for red wine steak marinade?
- Red wine
- Soy sauce
- Olive oil
- Kosher salt
- Ground black pepper
- Minced garlic
- Onion powder
How to make red wine steak marinade?
This is what is so great about this marinade recipe…it’s so simple! Start by adding together all the ingredients in a bowl (minus the steak) and whisk. That’s literally it. Pretty easy, right?!
You can always make the marinade up ahead of time so that it’s ready to add to the steak immediately. Just make certain that you give it a stir again before adding it to the steak.
I love using a gallon ziploc bag to place the steak and marinade in for easy clean! Sometimes I just mix the marinade right in the bag!
How long should you let steak marinade?
Does red wine tenderize steak?
It actually does! If you leave this red wine marinade on the steak for around 2 hours or less, it will help make the steak more tender. However, it’s also important to note that if you do leave this marinade on for longer than 2 hours, the wine can have a reverse effect and make the meat a bit tougher, too.
What should the internal temperature of my grilled steak be?
It really depends what you want for the doneness of your steak. Make sure you have an inexpensive instant read thermometer on hand!
If you are looking for a rare steak you will want the internal temperature to be 120 – 125 degrees F. Medium is cooked to 135 degrees to 145 degrees F. If you want a well done steak it is cooked to 155 degrees or hotter.
But, please don’t do that!
We aim for a steak around 135 degrees!
Remember that the temperature will rise another 3-4 degrees F while it rests after cooking so factor that in.
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Red Wine Steak Marinade Recipe
- 1 c. red wine
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- ¼ c. olive oil
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 ½ lb steaks (I love Sirloin, Ribeye or New York Cut Steaks!)
- In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients except the steak.
- Add steaks to a resealable zip lock bag or large bowl and pour the marinade over the top of the steak. Squeeze as much air out of bag as possible and seal.
- Marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- To make steaks in skillet: Turn heat to high and let preheat a few minutes until skillet is hot. Place steaks in skillet. Cook each side for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-high. Cook steaks to the desired doneness, flipping as needed. It will take about 10 minutes depending on thickness of steaks. I prefer mine to be about 145 degrees which is medium.
- To make steaks on the grill. Preheat grill to medium-high. Place steaks on grill. Cook 4-6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches at least 145 degrees F for medium.
- Let steaks rest 3 minutes before serving.