Marinating enhances the moisture content, and the lemon juice and soy sauce in the following recipe also help tenderize the meat so that even a less tender piece of meat can be excellent if prepared properly.
This simple marinade recipe is so versatile. It's my all-time favourite with steak, but it is also great with roasts or beef sliced thin for stir fries!
- steaks for marinating
- 5 Tbsp lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp soy sauce (I use Bragg's)
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp prepared mustard
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Place steaks in a container sized so that they can all lay flat when placed tightly together, but also fill the whole container (or else you'll need more marinade).
- In a small bowl, mix together the lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic powder and mustard.
- Add the oil once the other ingredients are well mixed.
- Pour the marinade over the meat. Make sure the marinade covers the bottom and part-way up the steaks. If not, you'll need to mix up more marinade.
- Cover and place in the fridge for 4 - 24 hours, turning the steaks in the marinade at least once.
Steps to BBQ the Steak:
- Grass-finished beef has high protein and low fat levels, and the beef will usually require less cooking time than conventionally-raised beef. It also will be more tender if you cook it only to medium rare or medium.
- Preheat the BBQ to about 450F
- Place the steaks on the grill (using tongs) and sprinkle with your favourite steak spice (such as Montreal Steak Spice).
- Use the chart below to get an idea how long to leave the steaks on the first side; flip the steaks.
- Season the 2nd side of the steaks as desired, and leave them the set time as per the chart below.
- At the end of the cooking time, remove the steaks and place them on a clean platter. Cover with foil to keep them warm if you're not eating right away.
Doneness Timing for Steaks
For 1 inch thick steaks:
Med-Rare 5-6 minutes/side
Medium 6-7 minutes/side
Well-Done 7-9 minutes/side