This Keto Steak Marinade is quick to make and will make your steaks even quicker to disappear. This is a win in the weekend dinner for everyone category - it deserves to be a rest-of-summer habit!
You Need This Keto Steak Marinade in Your Life!
There is something about spring and summer weekends, that always puts me in the mood for a steak.
Maybe it is because since we can grill out, hubby takes over the cooking.
Or maybe it is because there is so much less clean-up when the cooking is done outdoors. Just fun casual family time with minimal mess.
Whatever it is, at this time of year beef makes a regular appearing on our weekend table.
Sometimes I keep things super-simple and just season everything while I am letting the meat temper. But sometimes I like to get all fancy and make this Keto Steak Marinade.
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Of course, it isn't really fancy. In fact, it takes all of five minutes to throw together. But the family doesn't know that, and they are always so appreciative of the little extra effort that I've put in.
The only real challenge I have with this is that when you make a favorite food taste even better and you have two teenage boys, it tends to disappear a little too quickly!
Give this recipe a try and I know you'll be reaching for it throughout the spring and summer. Happy grilling!
Tools Needed to Make This Keto Marinade for Steak:
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- Bowl or Jar
- Shallow Dish or Plastic Zip Top Bag
Frequently Asked Questions:
Steak should be marinaded for at least two hours and up to 24 hours for optimal taste. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, you can safely marinate steak for up to 5 days.
If you have too much acidity in the marinade, it can make the meat mealy and being to “cook” it. Beyond 5 days and it should not be consumed.
No, any marinade that has been used one raw meat contains bacteria and should be discarded after use.
Variations for This Recipe:
- Instead of the rosemary and oregano, use 2 teaspoons dried basil.
- Omit rosemary and basil and in place use coriander and smoked paprika. Substitute lime just for the lemon juice.
If You Like This Keto Marinade for Steak You May Also Like:
- Keto Meatloaf
- Keto Instant Pot Chicken
- Keto Cauliflower Wings
- Stuffed Flank Steak
- Parmesan Crusted Steak
- Keto Flank Steak
- Keto Chimichurri
- Pan Seared Ribeye
Keto Steak Marinade
Keto Steak Marinade
- ½ cup avocado oil
- ⅓ cup coconut aminos
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- In a medium bowl or jar, combine avocado oil, coconut aminos, lemon juice, garlic, rosemary, oregano, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
- If using a bowl, whisk to combine. If using a jar, tightly seal the jar and shake well.
- Pour over steak.
- Marinade for 2 to 4 hours.
This sounds amazing and delicious! I just printed out this recipe as I am in need of a good marinade for grilling out this weekend. I cannot wait to try this and appreciate you sharing 🙂 Delish!
Tiffany La Forge-Grau
Nothing beats a properly marinated steak. I would love to try this on the grill.
Heather Barber McMechan
I had no idea about marinating the meat for more than a day. I typically throw out those that are left for more than a two.
I am kind of the same way - I was surprised when I was researching it how long you could keep it. Chicken of course, no. But apparently steaks are ok much longer.
These looks delicious. Do you think this marinade works with tofu? I ama vegetarian and I would love to try different recipe with a twist.
Yes! I think it would work beautifully.
What could I use instead of coconut aminos?
You could use tamari or if you don't have an issue with gluten you could use soy sauce. Another option would be Bragg's Liquid Aminos.
Hi are there 3 grams of carbs or 24?
3 per serving, 24 for the whole recipe. But it is actually difficult to calculate because most of the marinade gets discarded.
I'm so excited because I'm going to try this tomorrow. Thanks a lot for sharing this!
Perfect! We're going to have a house party this weekend. I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing!
What type of steak do you recommend for this recipe?
Any cut works - it is really a matter of personal preference. It is great on less expensive cuts because it gives flavor and tenderizes. (But don't marinade overnight unless you omit the lemon juice.) I personally like filet or sirloin, while my husband prefers Rib Eye. My boys adore flank steak.
This is now my go-to steak marinade, thanks!
Just tried this (my first steak ever) and the marinade was SOOOO good. I used liquid aminos because that’s what I had on hand, and marinated for about 20 hours. Cut the recipe into one fourth since it was just me and the one cut. Just delicious, and now I feel like a steak pro!
Yay, Taylor! Liquid aminos is an awesome sub!
My picky family members loved it and have requested it to be on our rotation. Thanks!
I am so glad that you all enjoyed it!
Why omit the lemon juice when marinating overnight?
It is a matter of personal preference, but generally you don't marinate meat in lemon juice for more than four hours because the acid "cooks" the meat and can make it tough.
Can you use anything else other than avocado o?
Yes - any heat-safe keto-friendly oil works here. I don't recommend extra virgin olive oil due to the low smoke point, but regular olive oil works.