Does a steak marinade make steak more tender?

The main reason for using a steak marinade is to tenderize an otherwise less tender and probably cheaper cut of steak. The acid in the steak marinade tenderizes by breaking down the connective tissue of the steak. The steak marinade also adds flavor. The following steak marinade recipe is a very good one that not only willtenderize your steak but add flavor.

Mix together in a bowl with a cover

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 large onion, grated
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper

Add steak, cover bowl and refigerate for several hours or overnight stirring occasionally. Then broil or grill to desired tenderness. Some of the left over steak marinade may be used to baste the steak while broiling.

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