Easy Red Wine Marinade for Steaks

Red wine and steak dinner
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  • 10 hrs 5 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 hrs
  • Yield: 2-3 Steaks (serves 3)
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Red wine and steaks are a perfect combination. This red wine marinade is a low-hassle recipe that is easy to throw together in just a few minutes. It's a perfect way to use that last bit of red wine that won't be good tomorrow.

The marinade itself is very basic, using just a little pepper, onion, and garlic for spice. The rosemary plays nicely with the red wine, giving the steak a slight floral flavor while allowing the full flavor of the meat to shine.

You will need to marinate the steak for a few hours at least, so this is the perfect morning project. You'll have all day to salivate over and look forward to your steak. It's a lovely start to a homemade meal that would be fantastic with sweet potatoes or grilled vegetables.

If you love a good grilled steak, be sure to brush up on a few grilling tips before starting out. Remember that the grill should be very hot, the grate oiled, and it will only take a few minutes on each side to reach medium or medium well.

More Red Wine Marinades

There are many ways to make an impressive red wine marinade. Some work better with one type of meat (or non-meat) than another. If you really enjoy cooking with wine, be sure to explore these recipes.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup red wine
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons onion (diced)
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary

How to Make It

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a glass bowl and then pour the mix into a large plastic zipper bag.
  2. Add two or three 6-8-ounce steaks and seal the bag.
  3. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours, turning the bag several times to mix the marinade.
  4. Prepare the steaks according to your preference and pitch the rest of the marinade.