Fire up the grill. This Rockin’ Meat Marinade for the Juiciest Meat Ever NEEDS to be a staple in your kitchen!! It produces the juiciest steaks you have ever eaten.
Homemade meat marinade with simple ingredients. Add to a jar and shake. Make as much (or as little) as you need. Lasts for weeks in the fridge.
If you have been using store bought meat marinade, STOP! This easy marinade recipe should be your new GO TO.
With grilling season finally here (it has been a very long winter), we are pumped to do some backyard cooking. I know lots of people grill all year round. We have actually grilled New Year’s Eve dinner before (when the grill was not under 3 feet of snow).
To be honest, our old grill was not working. It would not have been able to cook well in the cold. We have a NEW beautiful Broil King grill, and things are going to get a whole lot tastier around here. This one WILL handle the cold.
With all the BBQ action happening, we need some great ideas to tenderize meat. Meat marinades are a great way to accomplish this. Not only do they work as a meat seasoning, but they also can transform a tougher cut of meat into juicy, tender, delicious recipes.
No need to pay high prices going out for a good steak dinner. With the help of this great marinade recipe (and the use of a great grill), you can have the juiciest steak ever, cooked right at home.
HOW TO MAKE A GOOD MEAT MARINADE FROM SCRATCH
Making homemade marinade is super easy. It’s all about combining oil, acid, and flavourings. All it takes are a few ingredients and a jar!
Place ALL the ingredients in a jar and shake (or whisk). THAT’S IT! Double or triple the recipe if you are doing a large cut of meat. This easy homemade marinade keeps for weeks in the fridge.
One of the first posts on my blog was for Will’s Extra Special Marinade. We thought it was the best steak marinade we had ever used. Since we all like to have a variety of sauces, rubs, and marinades to use, I had to come up with another homemade marinade to spice things up on the grill. As you can see they are super easy to make.
Now when it comes to WINE, be sure only to use wine that YOU would drink. It doesn’t have to be the most expensive bottle on the rack. My rule of thumb is if I won’t drink it, I won’t cook with it either.
HOW LONG TO MARINATE MEAT
It all depends on the cut of meat. Nothing LESS than an hour or the marinade won’t have enough time to penetrate and produce any results. Thin cuts of meat do well if they sit in the marinade for 10-12 hours. Large cuts of meat like roasts, for example, can marinate for up to 24 hours. This marinating guide has some great tips.
I like to marinate meat in a resealable plastic bag. It allows the marinade to encircle the meat and makes for easy cleanup. If you are concerned about using plastic, you can use glass bowls, but you must turn the meat several times to ensure the marinade can work its magic on all sides.
When you remove your meat from the marinade, you can discard the liquid, or reserve some to create a basting sauce. YOU MUST boil it for at least 5 minutes to remove any bacteria. NEVER reuse a meat marinade.
Nothing is better than having a great cut of meat sizzling away. The aroma is so awesome, and it can literally drive your neighbours crazy. How many times have you sat in your backyard and said, “someone is barbecuing”? Check out my Homemade Onion Gravy. Hubby has claimed this to be the BEST gravy for steak!
This Rockin’ Meat Marinade is versatile too. When it comes to grilling we LOVE all kinds of meat. It can be used as a steak marinade, pork marinade, and one of my favourites as a lamb marinade. It would also work well on chicken and salmon.
I know we will be doing LOTS of grilling this summer. That means LOTS of entertaining too. I have never met a person that has turned down an invitation to a BBQ party. Treat yourself (and your guests if you are really generous) to an awesome steak. With this Rockin’ Meat Marinade and a GREAT cut of meat, the guests will be knocking at your door for more.
What is YOUR favourite cut of meat to marinate?
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Rockin' Meat Marinade for the Juiciest Meat Ever
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup dry red wine
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup soya sauce
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Place all ingredients into a glass jar. Whisk/shake to combine well.
- Use whenever you need a great marinade.
- Keep unused marinade in a sealed jar in the fridge.