Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This simple marinade tenderizes and adds so much flavor to any cut of beef, pork, poultry or venison. We use this before grilling steaks on the outdoor grill and we also use it for steaks we broil in the oven. You may also use it to baste while cooking but always discard leftovers and start out with a fresh batch each time. The one hour to marinate is substituted for cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients in small bowl.
  2. Whisk together until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Place meat in container for marinating.
  4. Using a fork, pierce meat at 1/2 inch intervals.
  5. Pour marinade over meat.
  6. Let meat soak in marinade at least 30 minutes per side.
  7. For less tender cuts of meat, allow to marinate longer.
  8. I normally marinate most beef cuts 2 hours, pork or venison cuts 1 1/2 hours and poultry 1- 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Discard marinade after use.


Most Helpful

This is a very nice marinade that we used on steaks that we grilled tonight. Simple to put together & quite flavorful. I might cut back a smidge on the sugar next time, but it is very tasty stuff.

Judy from Hawaii April 09, 2005

This is now my favorite marinade, too! This really is excellent. I made it without the ginger and let the steaks marinate for a little over 2 hours. Next time, I'll plan ahead and give them a little longer. Thanks for sharing!

Soup Fly * February 07, 2005

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a