Black Diamond-Style Steak Marinade for Grilling Recipe

Photograph: Vicky Wasik

Why It Works

  • Marinating is mostly a surface treatment, so even an hour is enough to get plenty of flavor onto the meat.
  • Salty ingredients in the marinade help the beef retain moisture during grilling.

Black Diamond steak is a type of pre-marinated steak sold by Tyson. This recipe re-creates those deep, dark, savory flavors with plenty of soy sauce, Worcestershire, balsamic vinegar, and onion and garlic powders.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Makes: 4 to 8 steaks

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  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (90ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (90ml) soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • About 2 to 3 pounds (900g to 1.4kg) steak of your choice


  1. In a large zipper-lock bag, combine Worcestershire, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, and a generous grinding of black pepper.

  2. Add steak to bag, press out air, and seal. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 12 hours. When ready to cook, remove steak from marinade, blot dry with paper towels, and grill as desired.

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