Easy Steak Marinade

So I am going to tell you all a cute story about my husband.

I remember after one of my first dates with my hubby, about 6 years ago, we went back to hang out at his apartment trying to come up with something fun we could make for dinner.  I opened the cupboards to find basically top ramen.  I opened up the fridge to basically find milk and “cheese sticks”.  I was shocked!  I turned to him and said, “what do you eat?!”  He told me he made a “pretty dang good bowl of Ramen.”  That basically summed up my husband’s cooking expertise.  How he had made it his entire life without cooking much of anything floored me.  Needless to say we went out to eat that night :)

For Christmas last year, we got a brand new amazing grill!  I have been DREAMING of owning one since the day my hubby and I got married!  Derek, my husband, was even more ecstatic that I was.  When we got our grill, for the couple weeks he wouldn’t let me near it!  He told me that he was going to make up for the Ramen and grill me a good steak!

My husband LOVES steak!… like I am sure most men out there do.  This marinade is SO easy and tastes AMAZING!

Steak Marinade

With just 3 basic ingredients, this marinade can't be beat! It is both easy and delicious!


  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 1 lime
  • 3 Tablespoons Canadian Steak Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  • In a small bowl, juice the lime. Add oil and Canadian Steak seasoning and stir to combine.
  • Place flank steak in a shallow dish and pour on the lime-oil-seasoning. Using your hands massage it into the meat covering all sides. This will help the meat absorb the seasoning better.
  • Let it sit covered for at least 30 minutes, but the longer the better.
  • Grill up until desired doneness and eat up!
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  1. Crystal

    This looks mouthwatering! I think we will be having steak for Father's Day!

  2. Beth

    Yumm! Great Father's Day Idea!

  3. Denise G

    Where do you get the Canadian Seasoning?

    1. Debora Cadene

      Would Canadian Steak Seasoning be the same thing as Montreal Steak Spice made by Clubhouse??

    2. Chef in Training

      Yes they are very similar and it could easily be substituted for it :)

  4. Lucas

    I am glad Derek had finally manned up a bit and learned how to use the grill.

  5. Grge

    Amazon carries this seasoning

  6. Debora Cadene

    Here is a dumb question about flank steak. What is it and does it actually taste good? I have never tried it, but see it alot in recipies....... (told ya it was a silly question)

    1. Chef in Training

      It is a thinner steak. It is also very tender and great for grilling.

  7. J

    Can you tell us what is in Canadian steak seasoning since I have no access to it.

    1. Chef in Training

      I buy it at Sam's Club or Costco, but it is basically the same thing as Montreal Seasoning :) Hope that helps!

    2. Beatrice Jarrell

      Thank you for being so quick with your response. That helps me out alot. Have a great weekend!!

  8. Jennifer Gonzales

    I made this on Saturday and it turned out AMAZING! I have never done anything with flank steak before and since it isn't the cheapest cut I was nervous. We live in a condo so I had to use our undoor grill and it still turned out perfectly.

  9. Beatrice Jarrell

    Hi Nikki,

    Love your website! I have a question regarding the steak marinade recipe. It calls for 3T of Canadian Steak Seasoning. I live in Ohio and I have never seen this seasoning. Is it a homemade recipe of yours and if it is could I please get the recipe? Thank you!

  10. Ruth Quiring

    Hi-looks delicious. Where do you buy Canadian Steak seasoning and what ingredients are in it? Could you make your own spice mix? What would you put in the mix?

  11. Suzanne

    What is Canadian steak seasoning?

  12. Wendy

    What is Canadian Steak Seasoning?

  13. Dana


    Awesome marinade. It was easy to make and didn't need to marinate for hours to tenderize the steak and impart a wonderful flavor. My entire family loved it - even my "I'll just have chicken and salad" teenage son went back for more. That says alot in this house. Thank you for sharing it!