Give your favorite steaks a Mexican twist with this marinade of fresh lime juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire and garlic at your next barbecue.

Lemon-Oregano Steak Marinade (How to Pour marinade into bag)
  • 5 minutes
  • Makes enough for 1 to 1 1/2 pounds meat

Tangy Lime Marinade


  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic


  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steak(s) and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak(s) to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours for tender steaks; 6 hours or as long as overnight for less tender steaks, turning occasionally.

  2. Remove steak(s) from bag; discard marinade. Place steak(s) on grid over medium, ash-covered coals or over medium heat on preheated gas grill. Grill according to the chart for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally.

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  • Test Kitchen Tips Before cooking, remove beef from marinade and pat dry with a paper towel to promote even browning and prevent steaming.

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