My Favorite Marinade

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Susie in Texas

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.

Top Review by Judy from Hawaii

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.

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.

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