When you have a cut of steak that is dry and you want to make it nice and juicy, try out this marinade. It is a simple marinade that is easy and fast to make. It doesn't have a complex process and depending on your steak, it sometimes doesn't even take that long to soak in.
Things You Will Need
1.) Ziplock plastic bag
2.) Balsamic Vinegar
3.) Olive Oil
Wash your steak to make sure it is clean. If you are short on time then you can poke some holes in it so that it will soak up the marinade faster. Take your steak and place it into the plastic bag. Pour in as much or as little olive oil as you want. The olive oil will act as a softening agent and make your steak less hard. The balsamic vinegar is there to add some flavor. Add as much of the vinegar as you want, but be careful to not overpower the taste of the steak.
Add in the salt and pepper last. I recommend only lightly salting the steak and using minimal pepper. Close the plastic bag and massage the steak through the bag. By massaging the steak you are allowing the marinade to soak in and be absorbed. Depending on how much time you have you should leave the steak to rest and soak for about 4 hours. If you don't have that much time, say an hour, poke hole in your steak prior to putting it in the bag.
Put the holes about 2 inches apart and on one side. This will allow the marinade to flow into the steak and not through it. When it comes time to cook the steak simply remove it from the bag and place it on the grill.
This marinade is cheap and fast to make. The clean up is minimal thanks to the plastic bag. The olive oil softens the meat while the vinegar adds a subtle sweet taste to it. This is an ideal summer marinade for when you don't have a lot of time.
Tips & Warnings
Due to the olive oil, when you place this marinated steak on the grill there may be some flames. Be sure to be careful.