Fantastic Korean-Style Marinade for Beef Pork or Chicken

Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 0 mins

There should be enough marinade for about 2-1/2 pounds of beef or chicken you may double the marinade ingredients but keep the fresh garlic and green onion at the same amount --- the meat needs to come down to almost room temperature before grilling so plan well ahead, also there is a marinating time of 8-24 hours, you may omit the cayenne completely if desired or adjust to suit heat level.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl whisk together all marinade ingredients together until the sugar granules are completely dissolved.
  2. Pour the marinade over the meat and turn to coat.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8-24 hours.
  4. Remove the meat and shake off excess marinade.
  5. Place the meat in a pan and allow to come down to room temperature (this will take a few hours).
  6. Grill as desired.
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5 5

This is my first review of anything on I was exploring to find a new way to flavor some pork tenderloins that were about 1" thick. Found this one under the search. I gotta say, this recipe is sooo easy to do and it works great for those picky eaters! The flavor was fantastic and my wife even cleaned her plate. Thank You so much for sharing this.

5 5

Delish! I love this marinade. I marinated some chuck steaks for 3 days. My husband grilled it and it came out great. I highly recommend using this marinade. The longer your meat sits in the marinade, the better.

5 5

Perfect! This is a great recipe which I made for chicken which we grilled. Great flavor. I haven't had time to make many new dishes lately because of time constraints, but this was AMAZING!!