Marinated Iowa Beef Recipe
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Marinated Iowa Beef Recipe

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I grew up eating Iowa beef. This tasty, mouthwatering recipe was one of my favorites as a child, and I've been making it for years as an adult!—Shary Geidner, Clear Lake, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup tarragon wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 envelope zesty Italian salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon meat tenderizer, optional

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 303 calories, 15g fat (0 saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 505mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 37g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat.


  1. Pierce meat generously with meat fork; turn meat and pierce again. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the vinegar, oil, salad dressing mix and meat tenderizer if desired. Add roast; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight, turning often.
  2. Grill over medium heat for 6-9 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Marinated Iowa Beef in Country August/September 1990, p47

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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