Marinade & Rub Recipes for the Grill

Steak, chops, chicken or fish - no matter what you're cooking with, we've got a marinade or rub to make it that much better.

Part of: Summer Grilling: Main Dishes

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Grilled Pork Chops Marinade

"This marinade was perfect. It gave the chops a nice caramel flavor, even on our gas grill."

-Accounting Princess

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Cider Vinegar Barbecue Sauce

"This is an awesome sauce. I made it for pulled pork sandwiches and was not disappointed."

-comfort*foodie*mama

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Pork Tenderloin Marinade

"Excellent recipe. Easy to prepare and the finished dish was tender and delicious. I let the pork marinate for 2 1/2 days and broiled it in the oven."

-Chef Tony

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K.C.Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce

"It tastes almost the same as KC Masterpiece. It's got big taste and requires minimal work. I brushed it on top of my broiled pork steaks, it gave them such a wonderful flavor."

-Kittencal@recipezazz

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Dry Rub for BBQ Ribs

"Best ribs ever! I added a drizzle of honey on the ribs after I rubbed them. This is my go-to when cooking ribs in summer."

-Liza at Food.com

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Sweet & Sour BBQ Marinade

"Wow! This marinade was the star of the meal. It had a tangy taste that paired well with the smoky flavors from the grill."

-Susie D

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Kansas City Dry Rub

"This rub was wonderful — spicy and sweet. It made the meat deliciously tender."

-Sarahcw80

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Steak Marinade

"Fantastic! This really enhanced the steak's natural flavor, and it caramelized beautifully on the outside."

-mojoloh

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Santa Fe Dry Rub

"I lost a recipe just like this from my mom — thanks! This is so yummy. I love the flavor."

-gardenergal

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Grilled Shrimp Marinade

"This was a huge hit! After my guests took their first bite, they were asking for the recipe."

-rbpatton

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Mustard Rub for Pork

"Wow! This is robust and flavorful. The small amount of sugar really helps the rub sear the meat."

-Susiecat too

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Buttermilk-Herb Marinade

"Absolutely delicious! I used this on chicken and it was the most-flavorful and most-incredibly moist chicken I've ever had."

-LonghornMama

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Spicy BBQ Rub

"I loved the spiciness from the chile flakes and cayenne. I used this on chicken — it was wonderful!"

-LifeIsGood

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Mediterranean Fish Rub

"This is a very fresh-tasting marinade. I used the zest of the lemon and lime, which gave it extra zing."

-Tulip-Fairy

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Dry Rub for Chicken or Turkey

"This is a fantastic rub with a subtle kick to it. I use it on chicken breasts and have gotten rave reviews."

-TomWDavis

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Bourbon Steak Marinade

"Excellent! I really enjoyed using this marinade for sirloin, but now I can't wait to try it on a rib-eye steak."

-Marg (CaymanDesigns)

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Montreal Steak Rub

"This is easily as good, if not better, than the packaged stuff. And it's a heck of a lot cheaper to make!"

-Dolly_Domestic

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Amazing Chicken Marinade

"What a GREAT marinade! It's so delicious and easy to make. It has a perfect balance of sweetness and spice."

-JaydensMommy22

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Kona Coffee Rub

"This was an excellent rub. We really enjoyed the deep flavor that it brought out in the sirloin steak."

-Baby Kato

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Green Curry Marinade for Vegetables

"We loved the zing from the citrus, the smokiness from the cumin and the spiciness of the curry paste."

-Susie D

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The Best Salmon Marinade

"This was such a simple and delicious marinade for salmon. We loved the combination of garlic and ginger."

-MarthaStewartWanabe

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Asian Marinade

"Great marinade! I used fresh garlic and marinated the chicken for at least 6 hours. It was wonderfully tender and delicious."

-Boomette

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Ancho Chile Rub

"I loved this! I used a nice strip steak and the meat turned out tender, juicy and full of flavor."

-Crafty Lady 13

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Ginger-Lime Chicken Marinade

"Fabulous! I loved the combination of lime, ginger and garlic. This was one of the best marinades I've made."

-SavannahStar

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Rum, Pineapple & Ginger Glaze

"Wonderful! This recipe had the perfect blend of tropical flavors — sweet and slightly spicy."

-acerast

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Oklahoma Joe's Rib Rub

"This one goes in my all-time-favorites file. My hubby uses it almost as fast as I can make it!"

-Lisa Gay

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Beer Marinade

"I doubled the recipe and used this on a whole chicken. I also added a tablespoon of minced garlic. Awesome!"

-dunebuggy8

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Lamb Chop Marinade

"This was outstanding. I made a rack of lamb and marinated it overnight. The flavors were perfect."

-JackieOhNo!

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Bonus: Copycat Steak Sauce

"I really loved this steak sauce. I ran out of the store bought kind, so I thought I'd give this a try—I was happy that I did."

-busy mom

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