Spice Up Your Steak Marinade

This steak marinade is actually delicious on a variety of meats; however, it is my ‘go-to’ when grilling steaks, with a wonderfully flavorful combination of spices and a bit of red chile infused heat. Furthermore, the recipe makes quite a bit of marinade so I frequently plan my meals for the week so I can marinade more than one meal at a time. Getting more mileage out of my marinade.

If you need a source for good red chile, consider ordering from El Potrero’s Trading Post (Chimayo Heirloom Red Chile) or The Fruit Basket in Albuquerque.


  • 1/3 Cup soy sauce (tamari for a gluten free option)
  • 1/2 Cup olive oil
  • 1/3 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 Cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.5 Tablespoons red chile flakes (about 5 dried pods crumbled)
  • 1.5 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 1.5 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper

Step 1: Combine the red chile, parsley, white pepper, garlic, basil, soy sauce, olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce in a bag or container.

Step 2: Coat meat evenly in marinade, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. Cook as desired.

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