Ketchup Marinade for Steak or Chicken

Total Time
8hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs

This is a great marinade for barbecuing, since you don't have to add anything while the steak or chicken is cooking, but it gets a great barbecue sauce flavour.


  1. Dice onion very finely.
  2. Add all other ingredients.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Pour over chicken or steak.
  5. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours.
  6. Remove meat from marinade and cook on barbecue to desired doneness.
  7. Pour marinade into a small pot and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer until fairly thick.
  9. Serve warm sauce on the side.
Most Helpful

As a mother of kids who can't live without ketchup...this was a huge hit! Instead of grilling, I doubled the recipe and pored the marinade and chicken into a 9x13 dish and baked it at 400 for 30 minutes. My kids used it as dipping sauce and slathered it on their potatoes. Lol!

Caroline L. July 23, 2014

I made this recipe for Pick a Chef fall 2005. This was an easy recipe and I always have these ingredients on hand. I used 4 chicken breasts and let them sit all day. I ended up baking 3 of the breasts as I could not start the BBQ and the kids were getting hungry. DH threw his piece on the grill and it worked very well. I meant to take a photo of the cooked chicken but it was long gone before I had a time I guess!

* Pamela * September 23, 2005