John’s “Best Steak Marinade In Existence”

13 Jul

While I’ve been off working, John has apparently been at home making this little steak marinade and slathering it on rib-eyes for every friend we have. Maybe even his side girlfriends. Ew I’d be more mad at the fact he was cooking for his mistresses than I would be for the sex part. Is that disturbing or what? It’s totally true. Anyhow, I only had the pleasure of trying it for the first time just the other night. And wowza, seriously, IT’S GOOD.

My personal favorite part is that when I asked him where he got the recipe, he said, “I’ll email it to you”.  So I’m thinking John came up with his own special john-coction, but no. Here is the link I got:

John pretty much googled, “best steak marinade” and found what is actually the best steak marinade in existence. I actually hope he googled “best steak marinade in existence” and it came up with this direct hit. Men. So easy.

Instructions are easy. Blend it. Pour it. Soak it. Grill it.

Eat it.

Not kidding. This stuff is good. Check out the recipe above and let me know if you love it as much as we do 🙂


69 Responses to “John’s “Best Steak Marinade In Existence””

  1. Blake ✌ (@blakesteven) July 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    that looks extraordinary 🙂

  2. Dawn July 13, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    I love that you guys have a kitchen and that you actually use it!

  3. Mike Famico (@Fameeks) July 13, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    Can’t wait to try it…but there’s no way this beats the Chipotle Marinade. No way. No how. Have a great weekend, and thank you again for entertaining us all with great recipes, bomb pics, and pee-ya-pants tweets.


    • chrissyteigen July 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

      🙂 thanks! chipotle good one shrimp and chicken but this is def my new steak go-to!


  4. june henry July 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    Hahaaaaa! Gotcha!! 2funny, JL oneup u?? Go figure, can’t wait to do this tomorr. Chrissy Ur the best Thnx!

  5. Denise Miller (@IrieDame) July 13, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    I am going to try this or my man. I truly adore ou Chrissy and I thank you or remaining authentic. I have a passion for food as you do and I love love to cook and have people enjoy it. Discovering you has made my world brighter. Okay enough!

    • Denise Miller (@IrieDame) July 13, 2012 at 4:54 pm #

      Sorry for typos. Stupid Apple!

      • catvoncat July 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

        I thought that first typo was hilarious. “I am going to try this or my man,” like you had to choose one or the other. 🙂

  6. twheetybird July 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    Ahhhh!!!!! Love. The. Two. Of. You! I could hurt you guys! Lol

    Anywhoo, Chrissy I agree and I am probably weird too, I’d upset that my husband cookked for his side-pieces, too :))

    I will be trying this one. Most def!

    Stay so super cool please…

    Ps: I want to cook with you Chrissy. Then sit down and eat and chat :))


  7. twheetybird July 13, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Oh boy – spellchecker asleep at 23:00 in South Africa…..a msg is only as good less typos… Plse ignore the typos and only read the message? 😉

  8. Carly July 13, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    Yes! I have used this exact same recipe, also a result of googling “best steak marinade”! It really is just so good.

  9. Christina July 13, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Oh yum! A man that can cook. So hot. You guys are such a great match! Hot cooks. =) But back to the steak, only on ribeyes or would it be okay on a sirloin etc? P.s. thanks for not posting vegan stuff, dont give in to the silly demands!

  10. Amy | Minimally Invasive July 13, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    An ex-boyfriend won my heart with a marinade very similar to this, though I think he used a little beer in it, too. I won his heart when I told him I wouldn’t eat the steak if it was cooked any more than medium-rare. Ah, young love!

  11. Pam July 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm #

    Me: “Chrissy Tiegen has a new recipe”. My husband: “FINALLY! When are you making it?” Me: “Well it’s actually a steak marinade that John found. I thought you could make it this weekend.” My husband: “Don’t you think it’s weird that we talk about Chrissy and John like they are our friends?” Me: “Yes.” Husband: “Yeah, me too.”( as he dutifully gathers ingredients for marinade)

    • chrissyteigen July 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

      lol this is awesome 🙂 we ARE your friends.

      • Pam July 17, 2012 at 2:02 am #


    • Jen July 22, 2012 at 2:12 am #

      I tell people I get recipes from “my friend”. It sounds so much less creepy than “a hilarious girl I stalk in twitter”

  12. Shakeyshay July 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    Looks absolutely delush!!!!

  13. Angie July 14, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    Holy smackerel that looks yummy & not too hard

    (\ /)
    ( . .)

  14. Jerel July 14, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Damn that looks delicious.

  15. Linda July 14, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Hey Chrissy! In the recipe it said to add hot pepper sauce and garlic if you’d like. Can you ask John or if you know what “hot pepper sauce” he used in the marinade and if he even used garlic? I want to make it exactly like he did!! Haha Thanks Chrissy & John you’re the best!!

  16. Jhazmine Ver July 15, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Looks so very delicious and very tempting to eat! In fact, I’ve learned the best steak recipe at GOURMANDIA and GOURMETRECIPE. They have lots of exciting and interesting recipes for you to choose from. Not only that, they have lots of recipe videos for you to watch while you are cooking in your kitchen. Try it!

  17. Michelle Lee July 16, 2012 at 3:50 am #

    that looks so good

  18. billr July 17, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    And Allrecipes has a video for this recipe.

  19. Stephanie Lairson July 17, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

    Holy macaroni! It IS the best steak marinade in existence! Just made it last night and it was amazing. Even better, you can use your immersion hand blender so you don’t have to get the big one all dirty.

    (I never comment on blogs, but if you would be so kind Chrissy, please let John know his song Ordinary People means the world to us. My husband and I have been together for almost 19 years now – we’re 37 & 39 – and that song came out during a trying time in our relationship. So of course, I tell my husband about the marinade and such and we go on to have a sappy moment 🙂

    Chipotle marinade is next!

    Thanks for bringing us great food and making us laugh.

  20. Pam July 18, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    That’s how I discovered Chrissy’s blog! (@stephanielairson) Stay With Me is our wedding song and I am such an admirer of John that I was curious about Chrissy. Chrissy, I found you on Google the same day you started this blog and I have been a fan ever since. I have tried over 20 of your recipes so far and even though I screwed some up, your relaxed and fun way of sharing them makes me try again. Now I joke that if I ever actually met John (yeah right, I am in Victoria, B.C.) that I would completely forget about telling him the impact his music had on me because I’d be so busy asking him about YOU! LOL.
    It has been really great seeing your life with John through your blog. (which is why my husband and I include you in our random dinner conversations as I said earlier.)

    • chrissyteigen July 19, 2012 at 12:37 am #

      this is so sweet and so, so awesome to read. thank you so much!!

  21. hipfoodiemom July 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    That steak looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing!

  22. imaflightattendant July 22, 2012 at 7:18 am #

    Hi Christina,

    I’m Fujan all the way from Australia. Iv loved ur mans music for a long time and since realizing u are his other half I cldnt help but love your style and always google pics of your outfits! Now that I came across your blog I’d love to follow and read up on ur funny light hearted posts. You seem like a really cool chick with great taste not to mention you guys make a gorgeous couple!

    Anyway thought I’d send some love your way all the way from Australia. Keep up with the awesome posts they’re truly inspiring 🙂

  23. zinspired July 22, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    Christine, do you have a P.O. box I can send you some homemade teriyaki sauce my mom makes? It’s delicious for marinating –

  24. Blessing July 22, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

    Wow! I just made this for my boyfried and he loved it and when i told hime John found it , he was totally suprised that John could cook! haha! btw check out JohnLegendWorld.Com 🙂 have a Blessed Day!

  25. Giwiz July 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

    Why is the light on in the oven?

  26. Jeanette July 27, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    have you seen this article in Norway :«norske»-forlovede/ ??
    i dont know if you speak norwegian or not, but apparently the norwegian press is proud of calling you “norwegian”. the article is about how we can learn to dress like you:) love your outfit btw.

  27. hipfoodiemom July 29, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    Hi! We tried this today and LOVED it. I am a huge fan of John’s and now am impressed more that he cooks. Damn, you are lucky!! 🙂 Thank you again for sharing the recipe! I am posting it now on my blog too!

  28. Silje July 29, 2012 at 10:19 am #

    I found this blog through the same article Jeanette linked, and I too was curious as to whether or not you identify yourself as Norwegian at all. Well that was why I clicked myself onto your blog, but then I ended up spending over 45 minutes reading your posts from way back and I just have to say you are freakin hilarious. it’s just LOLZ all the way. if i lived in LA i would totally go check out the food places you mention but sadly i am a Norwegian girl currently located in North Dakota (college and such ya know).. so it’s kinda far away. and cold during the winter. and remote. and sucky. anywhoo, that was my rant, have a great day! PS i love your man’s music and PPS that AllSaints skirt in the article is divine, currently waiting for it in the mail whoop whoop

  29. andi4man July 30, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Just made this last night….freakin amazing!

  30. windwein July 30, 2012 at 4:31 pm #

    Yesterday I was at an excruciatingly boring suburban party for my son’s baseball team. I was telling a couple of the other moms about this fantastic sounding marinade I was going to try. One of them replied, “I don’t eat meat. Or wheat, corn, potatoes, dairy, rice or sugar. I only eat bread made with gluten-free coconut flour. And no fruit except blackberries, blueberries and raspberries.”

    I soooooo wished I had a Chrissy Teigen Twitterworthy response to give her. Instead I resisted the urge to say, “What the f#&$ DO you eat?” in the interest of maintaining the peace.

  31. Kate August 4, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Dear chrissy, i think i have fallen in love with you!! I love that you eat bacon, carbs and yummy steak :))) and you re absolutely gorgeous and beautiful :)))
    I just discovered ur blog, but i will damn sure try some of your recipes,
    They all look amazing.

    Thanks for being so lovely and normal, there should be more women like you!!
    Enjoy your weekend,

  32. Miss_Classy August 9, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    LOL at how John found the recipe for this steak marinade bahahahaha! Hey whatever works I guess 😛

  33. Elise August 10, 2012 at 5:50 am #

    I LOVE THIS BLOG! And since I’m Norwegian I like you even more haha

  34. Karl August 15, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    It looks great, try to make the evening

  35. Lindsay August 17, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Looks amazing. Can’t wait to try.

    Happy New Blog Follower!


  36. jaylenquinnn August 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    I’ve missed reading your blog! :[ buuut i found this guy and thought you should maybe start doing vlogs like him ;]

  37. EK August 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm #

    I must say that looking at this picture of John here and thinking of your face, your kids are going to have the most delicious cheeks. So adorable!

  38. JusticeofthePiece August 22, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Hi Chrissy! I know this is off topic from this post but I recall from a post/tweets earlier this year that you were having culinary career unsureness (not that you need career advice from a 22 year old whos only direction she has is that she loves food, but I thought it could help!) and if that’s still the case I thought you might be interested in this book I’m reading:×75&qid=1345680670&sr=8-1

  39. Adrienne August 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

    Made this marinade recently, and it was amazing – so savory. My favorite marinade though is a shit ton of garlic, lime, cilantro, cumin and jalapeno mixed with olive oil. It’s a perfect summer steak marinade!

  40. Jacky August 23, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Looks SO damn Delicious! The chicken too!! 😉 You are a lucky woman!

    • Jacky August 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

      Steak******* I was also reading your chicken post! Hahaha

  41. Kathy H August 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    I’m a huge steak fan! I was just re-introduced to your blog by a fellow Twitterer.. why did I stay away?? Your blog entries are so readable. I love your personality and enthusiasm for food. Cheers!

  42. ape-role August 29, 2012 at 12:47 am #

    Chrissy! Where you at giiiiiirrrl?! I miss your hilarity, recipes, and photos!

  43. Doris September 4, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    Where art thou? I only recently discovered your blog and read all of the posts at once! 😀 Awesome stuff!!! Thank you 🙂 Looking forward to the next one!

  44. Shiney September 9, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    I found your blog today because someone had posted a picture of a dish they had made from one of your recipes. Your boyfriend is really lucky to have someone in his life that enjoys cooking and feeding people as much as you do. I appreciate your palate, everything you eat sounds delicious!

  45. Jean September 11, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

    I just spent three hours reading this entire blog and my my life has definitely been improved.

  46. Mari Arana (@SleepingLady13) September 18, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    I couldn’t wait to make this after reading the post because it sounded so amazing. I really, really, really wanted to LOVE this marinade but I just only liked it. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t the fantasticness I was hoping for. The other steakers raved about it though so that was a plus. I think it just has too much parsley for my taste although I can’t be 100% sure that was the culprit of my disappointment. I will definitely try it again but will more likely have to tweak it a bit. Thanks for the post. I love trying out your recipes.

  47. fitfoodiele April 4, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    i don’t know how i ended up here but i’m glad i did! gonna try this marinade on my sirloin steak right now. thanks for sharing!

  48. Regina July 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Could add 1/4 cup of coca cola to caramelized the marinade w/when grilling it.

  49. Brock Landers October 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Enough about the steak, that’s a baller kitchen you guys have!!!!
    One Love

  50. shekinah October 22, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    my husband is a mans man. meat and potatos. finding new ways to make a steak is always a plus. Here is Something Different to try.
    1 Tbsp Montreal steak seasoning, 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1tsp dried basil, 1tsp dried parsley, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1 tsp garlic paste, 1/4 cup balsamic vinigar, 1 tbsp. Honey. cayenne is optional if you like spice.

  51. Wedding Caterer Santa Rosa December 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    This sounds like a delicious marinade!

  52. Leslie Madill March 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    I was looking up steak marinades on Google yesterday and stumbled across this post. I first thought “why is John Legend making steak?” and then realized what this blog was all about and how amazing Queen Chrissy is. I did this last night with filet mignon and a stove top grill and I don’t think I’ll ever be making steak another way again, nor risking having something inferior in a restaurant. Thank you so much, and you’re totally my new favorite woman crush.

  53. Free Instagram Followers April 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm #

    Thanks for every other fantastic post. Where else may just anyone get that kind of info in such a
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  54. nellapet April 14, 2014 at 1:12 am #

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  55. thefolia October 23, 2017 at 8:48 am #

    Looks like the mariande can stand on its own…happy feasting or bottoms up if you prefer.

  56. Deloris Monroe June 20, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

    This is soooo good! I’ve used this recipe numerous times. I keep extra in the fridge. It truly is the best marinade. Steaks come out so juicy and flavorful. Thanks John Legend for this great find.


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