Freezer Wine Marinade For Steak

Monday, April 30, 2012
Here is the fifth marinade recipe in the series for all you steak lovers!

1 cup red wine Burgundy preferred
2/3 cup olive oil or canola oil
2 cloves crushed garlic
1/2 fresh lemon, sliced thinly
2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
dash cayenne pepper
dash of thyme and rosemary
1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken pieces or boneless steak filets

 Place all ingredients into a 1-gallon freezer zip lock bag. Lay flat in freezer. To thaw and cook: Take the bag out of the freezer the night before, making sure the freezer bag is completely sealed, lay completely flat in the refrigerator. Remove from freezer bag when ready to cook. Warning:  never thaw out meat on counter top, as it can become contaminated.

Sauteed: Place in a heated medium size fry pan with 1 tablespoons olive oil or butter, saute for two to three minutes on each side for thin or longer depending on thickness with some more wine added if dry while cooking. Cook steak to desired doneness.

Baking: Place on a piece of oil sprayed foil or parchment paper lined baking pan. Bake @ 350 degree in a preheated oven. Around 40 minutes or until desired doneness.
Grill: Spray the grates lightly with cooking oil. Heat grill. Grill the steak on each side till desired doneness basting with marinade while cooking.
Crockpot Method: Put meat in the bottom of the crock pot. Pour liquid herb ingredients over the steak. Cook on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours or until done.

Try these other freezer marinades:

FREEZER Marinades:

Italian style lemon lime chicken marinade
Peanut butter marinade
Hawaiian marinade
Lamb  Pistachio Pesto Marinade
Mexican Marinade


  1. I think that wine marinades are pretty awesome with steak. We do not do that very often though, the hubs usually likes to use a rub. I may coerce him into the wine marinade this next go round. Your picture is making me hungry!

  2. This sounds really good. I will have to give this a try.

  3. Love steak on the grill. But here you have provided just a beautiful alternative for those many days in MN when grilling is not an option.

  4. This will make the steak taste buonissima! Brava!

  5. that sounds like a delicious marinade! bookmarked!

  6. Just showed hubby who loves to make the meats, I think he'll try this one out this weekend. On second thought, why don't you bring the food, pretty lady.. and I will have my Italian table set and ready, lol..hope you visit and see! Have a great week.

  7. A delicious marinade!Blessings,dear!

  8. Would be terrific flavors with this marinade. Your other freezer marinades look excellent as well.

  9. Steak on the grill is the best and I have to give this freezer method a try!

  10. Another genius idea for marinating and freezing! Have you considered writing a cookbook, just about marinades, for different type of meats, and seafoods? ...and to top it off, freezing them with the marinade. Love the marinade and the suggestions, as well!

  11. What a delicious shortcut for those busy days! This marinade sounds fabulous~

  12. I love steak too bad it's so pricy now.


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