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Marinated Iowa Beef

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 20 min.


6-8 servings

Updated: Sep. 23, 2022
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


  • 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


  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.

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