Air Fryer Recipes

 Savory Steak Tenderization Method Recipe


  • 2 ribeye steaks (about 1 inch thick)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
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  1. Prepare the Marinade:
    • In a bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon mustard. Mix well.
    • Add the dried rosemary, dried thyme, black pepper, salt, onion powder, and smoked paprika to the bowl. Stir until all the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Marinate the Steaks:
    • Place the ribeye steaks in a large resealable plastic bag or a shallow dish.
    • Pour the marinade over the steaks, ensuring they are fully coated.
    • Seal the bag or cover the dish with plastic wrap. Place it in the refrigerator and let the steaks marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. The longer the marination time, the more tender and flavorful the steaks will be.
  3. Tenderize the Steaks:
    • Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking.
    • Use a meat tenderizer or a fork to pierce the steaks all over. This will help the marinade penetrate deeper and tenderize the meat further.
  4. Cooking the Steaks:
    • Preheat your grill or a heavy skillet (cast iron works great) over medium-high heat.
    • Remove the steaks from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
    • Place the steaks on the grill or skillet. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time to your desired level of doneness. Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature: 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare, 140°F (60°C) for medium, and 160°F (71°C) for well done.
    • Avoid flipping the steaks too frequently to get a nice crust on the outside.
  5. Rest and Serve:
    • Once cooked to your desired doneness, remove the steaks from the heat and let them rest for about 5 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, making it more tender and juicy.
    • Slice the steaks against the grain and serve with your favorite sides.

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