Aggie's Kitchen

Sunday Steaks…

I feel like I’ve been neglecting some of the carnivores in my life (my husband).


My husband loves his steak. I’m sure many of you do too. I personally don’t love steak, but I have nothing against it either. I just didn’t grow up eating it very often. As a matter of fact I actually don’t think I had my first “good” steak until I was dating my husband (hello filet mignon…).

When my mom did make steak back in the day, she always marinated it in homemade Italian dressing. I always remembered it having such a great zesty flavor when she made it that way. I actually really liked it, though now I know I prefer my steak medium vs well done (thinking back, I think there was a fear of undercooked meat in my childhood household).


My marinade is very basic: olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, thyme, crushed garlic cloves, onion powder, salt and pepper, no real measurements, I mostly eyeballed everything. I whisked it all together in a bowl and then added it along with two NY strips to a large zip lock bag. I let it marinate for about an hour in the fridge to let all those good flavors soak into the steaks. Feel free to marinate your steaks overnight.


We grilled our steaks, but these would be great under the broiler or in a cast iron skillet (or both).

(when I say “our” steaks…I actually mean my husband and my daughter’s, my son and I sat this one out.) 🙂

Sunday Steak Marinade

Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (I used Holland House Red Wine Vinegar)
small palm full of dried oregano
small palm full of dried thyme
big pinch of onion powder
big pinch each of coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
2-3 cloves garlic, smashed with your knife

2 NY strip steaks (or steaks of your choice)

Whisk together all ingredients in a bowl. Add steaks and marinade into large ziplock bag. Squeeze all air out and seal tightly. Gently massage marinade into steaks for about a minute. Place steaks and marinade into refrigerator for at least an hour, or up to overnight.

Grill steaks to desired doneness. (Here’s a great page of tips for grilling.)


Our steaks were served with homemade roasted peppers, grilled sweet potato wedges and garlic onion rolls.

“Get Grillin’ with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookin’ Canuck, sponsored by Ile de France CheeseRösleEmile HenryRouxbe and ManPans.


I’ve partnered up with Holland House vinegars this month for their Everyday Cooking campaign that is simply about how to include Holland House vinegars in your everyday meals. I use different types of vinegar almost daily, whether it be part of a salad dressing or a marinade just like this one.

For more ideas on how to use vinegars to spruce up some of your everyday meals visit Holland House Everyday Cooking on Facebook!

(Disclosure: I received products and compensation from Holland House for this post, but my thoughts and opinions are always my own.)

Are you following me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest? If you’d like to subscribe to Aggie’s Kitchen and have each post delivered straight to your e-mail box, then please add your email here. Happy cooking!

There are affiliate links in this post. I make small earnings through any purchases made through these links. Thank you for supporting Aggie’s Kitchen!

Leave a Reply

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

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

25 comments on “Sunday Steaks…”

  1. Your marinade sounds so delicious! Except for the occasional filet mignon when I visit my mom I am not a big steak eater but looking at your picture that could change!

    • yea, as much as I don’t eat them often at home, a good filet mignon calls to me sometimes! Thanks! Treat yourself at home 🙂

  2. wow – this sounds wonderful! I love the idea of steaks on Sunday! I’ve never made steak – it’s one of those things I get when we go out to eat. I need to try it though!

    • A nice Sunday treat right? We ate steaks traditionally every New Year’s Eve for a while. But since I’ve cut back on meat this past year and half we kinda cut that tradition out. I was feeling guilty for the hubby 🙂 Like I said to Maris, treat yourself at home! (so much cheaper and so delicious!)

  3. I’ve never personally cooked a steak. I always leave that one to hubs. I think it needs to happen again soon though. I haven’t had one in far too long!

    • Hubs coudv’e cooked this one but I’m totally obsessed with the grill, I get a little controlling. 🙂 Did I give a pregnant gal a craving? 😉

  4. oh aggs i love marinating in a red wine base. that flavor oh mahrone a me.
    so good. love this.

  5. I need to try this for the carnivore in my life!!! Josh loves steak…I’ve never been a fan. I try to make him red meat at least once every two weeks, but I’ve been bad about it lately. Hope you’re doing well today 🙂

  6. I’ve never marinated steak before but this sounds really delicious. I’ll have to try it out for my boyfriend one night!

  7. Aggie, I agree there is something so comforting and delicious about a great marinated grilled steak. Must make this for my kids – they would love, as would I 🙂

  8. Sounds wonderful Aggie!

    I try and make steaks once every couple of months, has been too long at this point…over a year. Yikes.

    I’ve used a balsamic vinegar base for marinade, but not red wine. Will have to give it a try! Thanks for the ideas.

  9. Great combination of flavors in your marinade. I’ll definitely try this soon.

  10. I do love a good steak and I know my hubby would love this. This marinade looks delicious- perfect for firing up the grill this summer!

  11. I’ll be trying that marinade, Aggie! And I am one of those people with an obsessive fear of food-borne illness. A thermometer is one of my best friends, lol!

  12. I love that the marinade doesn’t have exact measurments. I think some of my best marinades and rubs for meats are the one’s where I eyeball the amounts. The steaks would make all the carnivores in my house very happy!

  13. I always appreciate a good steak, simply prepared. Everything in moderation, right? You marinade sounds like the perfect way to add flavor without outshining the flavor fo the meat.

  14. I love steak…. but my hubby is the big~time griller in our family, so I don’t get to make it. 🙂 Your marinade sounds delish!!

  15. I’m a steak lover. The real problem is finding a good piece of steak. No amount of marinade or seasonings can change a bad steak to a good steak. We age our beef to get some flavor and tenderness and then all we need is salt and pepper.

  16. Yummy! Just stopping by to say hello via recipes to run on. I’m a fellow FL blogger. Come on over to the beach party! 🙂

  17. That looks so good! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  18. I’m always looking for new marinade recipes. Bookmarked this one for the summer!

  19. Loving this marinade! Looks like a great option for a Father’s Day Weekend dinner.

  20. Pingback: Pinto Bean Burritos | Aggie's Kitchen