Marinades are probably the most important ingredient to any cookout. A good marinade not only keeps your grilling moist and flavorful, but they make it healthier. These 10 marinade recipes are the most popular on my site. They represent the kinds of marinades you should be trying. Start with these marinade recipes and then start experimenting yourself to make the marinades that work best for you. While many are specific to a type of meat, all of these marinades will work with most everything.
Mari...nating is best done in a sealed environment. I recommend using large, resealable bags with as much of the air as possible forced out. Lighter, thinner meats can be marinated in as little as 30 minutes, while denser and thicker cuts will get the most benefit after several hours.
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Want to get that great Teriyaki flavor into your favorite dish? This marinade is sure to add flavor to whatever you're grilling. This marinade works particularly well with pork and poultry but is also great on beef.
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This is a great marinade recipe for chicken. It gives you that lemon-herb flavor that you find on so many store bought chickens, but this is better. Try this marinade with poultry, pork, and lamb.
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A great steak doesn't need any help. A not so great steak does. If you are grilling a steak that isn't the most tender then this classic steak marinade is perfect. While perfect on beef, this marinade also works well with pork, poultry and lamb.
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This marinade works really well on pork or chicken. It is also great at bringing a Hawaiian flavor to beef. The power of pineapple tenderizes and sweetens meats. This is a great marinade when you don't have a lot of time.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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You've heard of Jerk seasonings and Jerk rubs, well this is a jerk marinade that gets that great jerk flavor deep into the meat. You can use this marinade on all kinds of meat and poultry.
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This Greek-style marinade can be applied to any meat, but is particularly good on lamb. Let the meat marinade for a while so the flavors can infuse.
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Whether you are smoking or grilling a brisket, this marinade will add a lot of flavor and help tenderize the meat.
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This marinade can be used on practically any meat or Mexican-style dish. You'll get a great lime and cilantro flavor without overpowering the flavor of the meat.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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This marinade adds a lot of flavor to your beef ribs. The acid from the lemon juice and vinegar will increase tenderness once they are smoked.
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