Beef Marinade Recipe

A good beef marinade can really round out a delicious steak dinner. But they are so often filled with processed ingredients and sugar. This recipe aims to change that.

The steak in these photos was the first steak I have had in 26 years. I never really likes the flavor of beef much. I used to eat it all the time when I was a teenager, but somehow, I just outgrew the flavor in my later teens. I’m not sure why.

Clean Eating Beef Marinade Recipe

But now I have a little guy in the house (actually, not so little anymore!), and he likes beef. It’s not something I will buy often, but every once in a while, I like to see his not-so-little-anymore face light up when I tell him he’s getting steak for dinner. Yep, he’s my little “meat and potatoes” man. With a hefty side of veggies, of course!

This particular steak I served with some rainbow chard which I cooked up with some onions and garlic (yum!) and I also cut up half a russet potato and did a “country potatoes” type of thing. He was happy, and I have to say the steak was actually pretty good. Still not the first thing I go for, but with a marinade like this, it was pretty darn tasty.

The recipe below is made quickly in a blender and can freeze well for up to 6 months. It thaws pretty quickly too, so it’s a handy marinade to have on hand if you eat beef.

Clean Eating Beef Marinade Recipe

You can find an excellent chart for cooking beef here. Things such as cooking times and temps. And if you’re wondering how to marinate, you can find that information here.


Give this Ninja a try! (amazon affiliate link) It has convenient travel cups you can blend in for smoothies on the go, or even smaller jobs like this marinade. Love my Ninja!!

Ninja Blender


Copyright Information For The Gracious Pantry

Clean Eating Beef Marinade Recipe

Beef Marinade Recipe

Makes enough for approximately 1 to 2 large steaks.
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate Add to Collection
Course: Marinade
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 176kcal



  • Blender


  • ¾ cup oil, any light flavored oil
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. powdered Sucanat (unrefined sugar) OR 6 drops pure liquid stevia to taste
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder OR 4 cloves garlic, crushed or minced
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder OR 1/2 small, yellow onion, minced fine


  • Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and well combined.
  • Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze up to 6 months. Thaw overnight when ready to eat.
  • Combine the meat and the marinade in a container or food-safe bag and allow to marinate for 3 to 12 hours.
  • Cook your beef the way you normally would. In the oven, on the barbecue, whatever works for you!


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 2tbsp. | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 221mg | Potassium: 50mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg


Clean Eating Beef Marinade Recipe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. I bet this would be good with chicken too! I did see your chicken marinade and I’m sure it’s very good if you like the spices in it, but I don’t like the flavor of rosemary. To me, it tastes like your eating a pine tree. But this beef marinade sounds great to me! Thank you for always creating great tasting recipes!

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Dana – Fantastic! Yes, I’m sure this would be good on chicken too! Enjoy! 😀