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Garlic Marinated Ribeye Steaks

Try these Garlic Marinated Ribeye Steaks for your next cookout . They boast huge flavor and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness…perfect grilling all summer long.

grilled ribeye steak on cutting board

Garlic Marinated Steaks

If you have family or friends who enjoy juicy, flavorful, tender steaks…put these marinated steaks on the menu for your next grill night.

You may notice people hovering over your shoulder while you cook up these savory steaks. If that’s the case, simple appetizers like this easy Black Bean Avocado Dip and a refreshing pitcher of mango cooler will make your people happy while these luscious steaks are sizzling on the grill.

Here’s the lowdown on these Garlic Marinated Ribeye Steaks:

  • They’re super juicy and tender
  • The marinade packs a big punch of flavor in every single bite
  • The steaks can be marinated 1-2 days beforehand, making your cookout super easy
  • These steaks? They’re way better than the usual hot dogs and burgers. Just sayin’…

sliced grilled ribeye steak

What to Prepare Ahead

You likely already have many of the ingredients in your pantry: items like balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and onion powder are great to have on hand.

Plan on grabbing the rest of the ingredients a couple of days before you intend to grill your steaks, as it’s highly recommended that you give steaks 1-2 nights to marinate. Overnight is good; two nights is even better.

Tip: liquid smoke typically comes in small bottles and is usually found in most major grocery stores; it’s absolutely worth it. It provides an extra boost of smoky flavor to your meats, and a small bottle can go a long way. We add a bit of liquid smoke on this smoky BBQ pulled chicken  and tender BBQ baked ribs…it makes a world of difference.

Note that in creating this recipe, we used both ribeye and T-bone steaks. The recipe is fabulous with either cut, as long they steaks are good quality and fresh from your butcher/grocer.

Once you have your handful of ingredients, simply combine it all in an airtight container and let steaks soak up the marinade flavors in the fridge until grill time. If needed, turn steaks over halfway through marinading time so all sides are nicely flavored.

Bonus option: after removing steaks from marinade, feel free to transfer marinade sauce to a saucepan and bring to a boil, so you can use it as a sauce to drizzle over cooked steaks. This is a simple and delicious way to make use of all the flavorful marinade.

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Garlic Marinated Ribeye Steaks

5 from 14 reviews

If you’re looking for a change of pace, try these Garlic Marinated Ribeye Steaks. Big on flavor and melt-in-your-mouth grilling all summer long.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins

Yield: 4

Ingredients

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  • 2 high quality bone-in ribeye or T-bone steaks (about 1 lb each)*
  • 3 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 4 TB regular strength soy sauce
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 TB pure honey
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • Optional: chopped chives or scallions for garnish

Instructions

  1. Towel dry the steaks and pierce meat throughout with fork. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients until well combined. Rub marinade into the fork-pierced steaks and place in a single layer (pie pan or baking dish works well.) Coat fully with marinade. Cover and chill 1-2 days in fridge.
  3. Grease your grill and preheat to medium high heat. Grill steaks 3-5 minutes per side or until your preferred level of doneness (medium rare is suggested.) You may either discard marinade or boil it in a saucepan while steaks are cooking, as it can be used as a sauce to drizzle over the grilled steaks.
  4. Let steaks rest up to 5 minutes before serving with your choice of chopped herbs for garnish.

Notes

*With 2 generously sized steaks, you can either serve 2 steak lovers, or you can feed 4 people by slicing cooked steaks thinly and serving on a platter (boneless ribeye works best if you prefer to serve it pre-sliced, as you won’t need to contend with bones.)

Actual cook time depends on the thickness of your steaks and the temperature of the grill.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 569
  • Sugar: 142.1 g
  • Sodium: 466.3 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 147 g
  • Protein: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.8 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Marinated Steaks, Ribeye Steaks, T-bone Steaks

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27 comments

    • Laurie J Sparhawk

    This is one of the BEST Marinades I have ever used. I bought a Rib Roast and cut into 1.25 inch steaks. I pit all the steaks in a few zip lock bags. I doubled this recipe leaving out the ginger and liquid smoke. These ribeye’s were loved by our family on Christmas Eve…It was amazing! I’ve tried a lot of marinades but this one really stood out!

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, Laurie! We’re so happy to hear you loved this! 🙂

    • PolyTopProducts

    The food looks interesting and delicious. I wish I had a wife to cook me all of them hehe!

    • Melissa Sanders

    Years of marinades experiment, I can say this recipe is the finest to make! Love it!

      • chewoutloud

      So glad you love it!

    • janet

    Fantastic flavor, truly my favorite marinade of all time!

      • chewoutloud

      SO happy to hear that!

    • Dave Landini

    Wow!!! I have made a ton of marinades over the years. This one is one of the absolute best. I can’t wait to make it again!!

      • chewoutloud

      That’s awesome, Dave!! 🙂

    • Aditi Bahl

    What a lovely presentation of the dish. It looks absolutely juicy and tempting. Cant wait to try this.

    • Heidy M

    These Garlic Marinated Ribeye Steaks turned out perfect! So tender and juicy! I will be saving this recipe to make again soon,
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    • Sara

    This flavor bomb of a steak seems ESPECIALLY good on top of a summer salad! There’s so much flavor in the steak alone, just adding some fresh veggies and a sprinkling of feta would be insanely good. So pinning this for our next grill out!

    • Gunjan

    Looks delicious and amazing. I am shari g your page with my brother so he can make it for everybody.

    • Chandice Probst

    My father In law is a cattle rancher so we ALWAYS need good recipes for ribeye..this one is great! So easy and accessible!

    • Tracy

    Two of my husband’s favorite things: rib eyes and garlic! This is such a good recipe, he loved it, thank you!

    • Paige

    Wow, this looks great, and I like that it’s got a lot of bold flavors! I hope mine turn out as good as yours look!

    • Kathryn Donangelo

    This is the best marinate for steaks. We’ve used this recipe twice already and want to try it on chicken next because it’s just too good!

    • veenaazmanov

    Perfect flavor and mouth melting. Looks super delicious. Best as a party snack option too.

    • Mark Holloway

    WOW!

    • Shirlann

    I used on ribeye steaks and marinated for about 8 hrs. Delicious! I received a toast of compliments to the chef…it must be good, I have a tough crowd!
    Will make every time I grill a steak.

    • Kendra

    Have you ever frozen the steaks in the marinade?

      • chewoutloud

      That should work just fine; I’d use them within 2 weeks. Enjoy and happy cooking!

    • debraanderson568

    I am using strip steaks because that is what hubby bought. Ingredients list sounds great for any city of beef. Grilling tonight

      • chewoutloud

      Yay, Debra! It’s perfect grilling season 🙂

    • Anne

    I think I will try these steaks, but they look more like T bone steaks, not ribeye steaks….

      • chewoutloud

      Anne, we did grill up a mixture of ribeye and T-bones, so it might be the T-bones that made it into the final photo shoot…but the recipe is golden for either cut 🙂 Enjoy and thanks for being here today!

      • Kushigalu

      This is grilled to perfection. A perfect Steak recipe to try for summer. My family would love these. Thanks for sharing

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