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Beginners’ Guide to Marinating: Steak

steaks and red, yellow, and green bell peppers cooking on a grill

From enhancing flavors to tenderizing meat, there are many reasons to marinate your steak and only one reason not to: time. With your FoodSaver® 2-In-1 Vacuum Sealing System and FoodSaver® Quick Marinator, there's no excuse to skip the step. You can marinate in just minutes.

Make these two mouthwatering steak marinades that are sure to impress your guests – compliments guaranteed. Take advantage of grilling weather with these must-try recipes.

1. Spicy Garlic Serrano Marinade

grilled peppers, zucchinis, carrots, and steak on a black slate with a rosemary sprig

Go light on the Serrano peppers or add extra depending on how much you like spice. If you’re looking for a steak with a fiery kick, look no further. This recipe has just the right balance of garlic and spice to please your palate.


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 3/4 cup Tabasco sauce

  • 1 teaspoon crushed pepper

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons horseradish

  • 1 Serrano pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 1 dash salt

Whisk the ingredients together and pour over 2 pounds of flank steak in your FoodSaver® Quick Marinator. Vacuum seal and let sit for at least 20 minutes. Then, the steak can be tossed on the grill and the remaining marinade can be used for basting.

2. Soy Ginger Marinade

grilled steak on a wooden slab with a grill and foil

This recipe is a perfect for steak kebabs with pineapple.

If you've never used fresh ginger in your marinade before, now's the time to try it. You won't forget this recipe.


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 cup sesame oil

  • 1 teaspoon lime juice

Again, whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl before pouring them over 1 1/2 pounds of flank steak in your FoodSaver® Quick Marinator, vacuum seal, and let sit for 20 minutes or more. For a twist on this recipe, try squeezing fresh lime juice on the steaks as they grill.