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Top 10 Marinade Recipes

Most Popular and Best Marinade Recipes


Marinades are probably the most important ingredient to any cookout. A good marinade not only keeps your grilling moist and flavorful, but they make it healthier. These ten marinade recipes are the most popular on my site. They represent the kinds of marinades you should be trying. Try them out and then start experimenting yourself to make the marinades that are perfect for you. You will find that most of these marinades work with a specific type of meat, but the basics are always the same. Try one out and get the most out of your grilling.

1. Teriyaki Marinade

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Want to get that great Teriyaki flavor into your favorite dish? This marinade is sure to add flavor to whatever you're grilling. This marinade works particularly well with pork and poultry.

2. Jamaican Jerk Marinade

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You've heard of Jerk seasonings and Jerk rubs, well this is a jerk marinade that gets that great jerk flavor deep into the meat. You can use this marinade on all kinds of meat and poultry.

3. Pineapple Marinade

This marinade works really well on pork or chicken.

4. Brisket Marinade

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Whether you are smoking or grilling a brisket, this marinade will add a lot of flavor and help tenderize the meat.

5. Classic Steak Marinade

Classic Steak Marinade
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A great steak doesn't need any help. A not so great steak does. If you are grilling a steak that isn't the most tender then this classic steak marinade is perfect.

6. Lemon and Rosemary Marinade

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This is a great marinade recipe for chicken. It gives you that lemon-herb flavor that you find on so many store made chickens, but this is better.

7. Greek Lamb Marinade

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This Greek-style marinade can be applied to any meat, but is particularly good on lamb. Let the meat marinade for a while so the flavors can infuse.

8. Mexican Marinade

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This marinade can be used on practically any meat or Mexican-style dish. You'll get a great lime and cilantro flavor without overpowering the flavor of the meat.

9. Beef Rib Marinade

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This marinade adds a lot of flavor to your beef ribs. The acid from the lemon juice and vinegar will increase tenderness once they are smoked.

10. Bulgogi Marinade

This is the traditional marinade recipe for Korean Bulgogi, which is a marinated steak cut into strips and served up on lettuce leaves or rice. This is also a great marinade for any cut of beef.
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