Here’s a basic oil marinade for beef. It’s a technique rather than a recipe, so you can choose the quantities you want.


  • Oil Base:
  • 50/50 Blend of Canola Oil and Olive Oil – enough to cover the beef.
  • Recommended Flavorings:
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Coriander
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Peppercorns
  • Fresh or Dried Bay Leaves
  • Garlic Cloves, lightly crushed (peeling unnecessary)
  • Vary quantities/proportions depending on how strong you want the flavors to be.
  • Additional Possible Ingredients:
  • Dried Chilies
  • Cumin
  • Paprika



Pour the oils into a saucepan.


Add the flavoring ingredients, plus any additions you’d like.


Heat the oil just until it comes to a simmer, then remove the pan from the heat and let it cool completely.


Pour the contents of the pot over your meat in a dish, bowl or zip-top bag. Cover the container/close the bag.


Marinate for the meat for at least several hours (ideally overnight).


Drain off the oil and grill, roast, etc the meat as you normally would.