13 Easy Marinade Recipes That’ll Make You Want to Grill All Year
Soak up the sun—and the steak sauce!—with these delicious marinade recipes that can be used on anything and everything.
Packed with tons of fresh herbs (think parsley, cilantro, scallions, oregano), this is the craveworthy marinade you didn’t know you needed… but definitely do. It’s most often used on steak. Feel free to set some aside while you’re cooking for dipping later on.
Boozy barbecue, anyone? Put some South in your mouth with this sticky sweet sauce made from bourbon, Worcestershire sauce, honey, brown sugar, garlic and soy sauce. (You can sprinkle in red pepper flakes for extra heat.) Toss strips of ribeye in the marinade for a juicy and flavorful steak.
Your favorite pancake topping just became your favorite chicken topping, too, thanks to this simple yet scrumptious soak. Don’t worry about it being too sweet—the soy sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic and sprigs of rosemary add the savory element you’re craving. (Here are even more dinner recipes that use maple syrup!)
Fans of a little spice will love this smoky marinade, because the chipotle peppers add some fiery oomph. (Want a little less heat? Cut the number of peppers in half). Keep the Southwestern theme going by pairing it with one of these authentic Tex-Mex dishes.
You could use bottled Italian dressing as marinade when you’re in a pinch. But if you have a few extra minutes, take the time to make your own instead. With a few dried herbs from your spice cabinet and a little olive oil and white wine vinegar, this homemade sauce will have everyone wanting seconds.
Whoever thought to take all the vibrant flavors of a Greek salad and put them on chicken was a genius! The secret ingredient in this lemony, garlicky sauce is Greek yogurt—the acidity in the yogurt actually tenderizes the meat while it marinates, making for the juiciest bite.
Carne Asada Marinade
Your next Taco Tuesday just got a lot better thanks to this marinade for authentic carne asada. It’s easy to throw together—and if you don’t have the mojo criollo it calls for, simply mix orange juice and lime juice together to make your own.