This is a simple, but delicious recipe. It's the one my mom always used when we had steak when I was young. It is now the one I always use when we have steak in my own family. One night several years ago I messed up and decided to try "a little something different" and try a store bought marinade mix. The family was disappointed at dinner time because it wasn't "THE" steak they were expecting! I've never done it again! :)
Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Dene is right, this is a simple yet delicious rib eye recipe. I let the steaks marinate for about 6 hours and added the ingredients Dene suggests. They grilled up perfectly with so much flavor... No steak sauce needed. Yum!
Place desired amount of rib eyes into a dish for marinating. (I use my Tupperware marinating dish, only I use the top and bottom separately.) A baking dish or other dish that your steaks fit in will work fine.
Use a fork to pierce steaks generously over both sides of the entire steak, including fatty areas and marbling. (This allows the juices to soak into the meat, and also makes the steaks more tender.)
Sprinkle steaks with salt & pepper. (I keep a clear plastic shaker with a closable lid. I fill with 1/3 pepper and fill the rest with salt; close lid and shake to mix. I use this for many things, not just steak.)
Sprinkle steaks with garlic powder, onion powder, Accent (if desired), lemon pepper (if desired), and other herbs and seasoning of your choice (if desired). I always use salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. I haven't always used Accent or lemon pepper. I sometimes use other herbs and seasoning such as Italian seasoning or basil, thyme, etc. Don't be afraid to play around with it a bit :)
Douse steaks with Worcestershire sauce until the tops of the steaks are covered; turn steaks over
Sprinkle the other side of steaks with seasonings and douse a small amount of Worcestershire over steaks.
Pour olive oil over steaks until the level of marinade in dish covers approximately 1/4 to 1/2 of the steak bottom. Turn steaks over; spoon marinade over top.
I have marinated steaks overnight, for 6 hours, 3 hours, or even 1 hour depending on time. All are good, but the longer the better. That being said, let the steaks marinate at least one hour, turning every so often. (If you are putting in the fridge and marinating while at work or overnight, cover with foil or plastic wrap and just turn when you can before you leave; when you get home, etc.)
Heat up grill and... for medium rare steaks... our family preference... cook steaks for about 4 minutes on each side. We don't cook them any other way, so not sure of other cooking times, but you may want to cook yours for a longer or shorter amount of time depending on your own tastes.