Coca Cola Steak Marinade

Coca Cola Marinade Recipe |

Making a marinade is super weird. You mix a bunch of stuff together, add meat and hope for the best. We were planning on making this marinade the night before family was coming over to celebrate Gavin’s birthday. Well, that night was also our friend’s engagement party, which turned into us getting home buzzed up at midnight. Karen set her alarm bright and early, woke up in a haze and started creating the marinade. We’re surprised that she even remembered to write down the recipe, and were SHOCKED when tasted the finish product and it… was… awesome.

Coca Cola Marinade Recipe |

This is a super simple marinade where you should have the majority of the ingredients sitting around in your kitchen. We opted to cube some sirloin steaks for kebabs and popped them into a Ziploc with this concoction. 8 hours later, we removed the meat, impaled them with a metal skewer and sandwiched them between bright peppers and onions. We even reserved part of the marinade to glaze the veggies too.

The great thing about kebabs are that they are so versatile. Eat ‘em as is, pop them on a salad, add them to a tortilla, lay them on rice bed, the possibilities are endless. If we were unsuccessful at convincing you to make kebabs, it’s fine, this marinade would be great on a steak the old-fashioned way too.

Coca Cola Marinade Recipe |


  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp wostershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups Coca Cola
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Mix all ingredients together and marinade for at least 8 hours of overnight. The longer you marinade the meat, the more tender it becomes (we’re thinking the carbonation of the soda had a bit to do with that!)