Are you looking to add flavor to your venison steak this evening? If so, you will fall head over heels in love with this marinade recipe!
It packs a punch in the flavor department, and after years of use, it is still holding it’s own in our house as a top-contending steak marinade.
Simple venison marinade
Let’s jump right into the recipe. But before we begin, you need to keep an open mind here! Venison steaks are unique and, as a result, thrive from a robust marinade.
Gather your marinade ingredients:
*exact measurements are in the recipe card below!
Venison steak marinade recipe Instructions
Add all the ingredients to a blender.
Pulse for 20 seconds until well combined.
Use the marinade immediately.
How to marinade a venison steak
Place up to four six-ounce steaks in a gallon-sized zippered bag or two steaks in a shallow airtight container.
Cover with the marinade and seal the bag or container shut.
Refrigerate for at least two hours and up to overnight. (see next section for marinading tips)
How long should you marinate a steak?
For venison steaks thinner than a half inch, I recommend no more than 4 hours. Steaks thicker than that would benefit most from an overnight marinade.
Venison steak marinading tips
If you are marinating your meat in a zippered bag, squeeze any excess air out before sealing the top and placing it in a large bowl in case it leaks.
Shake off any excess marinade after removing the steaks and pat them dry with a paper towel.
You can use this marinade for any steak you have in mind, not just venison either!
If you are not a huge balsamic vinegar fan, you can substitute it for white wine vinegar.
Discard any extra marinade.
Why make this venison marinade recipe
If you love a good marinade with lots of flavors, you have come to the right place.
This balsamic vinegar steak marinade is perfect for tenderizing venison as well as absorbing any gamey taste.
If you made this simple marinade recipe, please do let me know how you loved it by leaving a review or comment below!
And if you need a steak to go with your marinade, try one of these recipes below and substitute the seasonings for this marinade.
The Best Venison Steak Marinade
- 1/2 cup of soy sauce
- 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Pulse for 20 seconds to combine.
- Use immediately.