This steak marinade related question was sent in to us by Celina of Beaverton Oregon. She asks why make steak marinade instead of buying it? The answer is simple, homemade steak marinades taste better. There are without question some extremely delicious off the shelf marinade sauces available, however even the best of them will not compare in taste to a marinade made from scratch. The other advantage to making your steak marinade, is you can custom tailor the ingredients to meet your own taste preferences exactly. Creating a homemade steak marinade takes roughly five minutes, so there are really no justifiable preparation time issues in making your own. If you are still on the fence as to whether or not store bought marinades are better than homemade marinades, then do a taste test. Grill up some steak with a store bought variety, then grill up a steak with the homemade marinade. I know which one will be tastier.