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Top 10 Beef Marinade Recipes

Most Popular and Best Beef Marinade Recipes


A good marinade will help out virtually any cut of beef. Beef marinades need some power (Acid) to make them effective at tenderizing the dense and strong fibers of this meat. When marinating beef take into account the thickness of the cut. Thin cuts need to be marinate for a hour or two while thicker cuts, like roasts can be marinated for up to 12 hours.

1. Mexican Marinade

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.

2. Brisket Marinade

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.

3. Bulgogi Marinade

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

4. Jamaican Jerk Marinade

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.

5. Guinness Marinade

This is a classic marinade, full of flavor and contains really good beer! You don't have to use Guinness if you don't want to, but you will want a really rich dark beer and Guinness Brand Stout is the perfect beer to provide flavor for this marinade.

6. Best Odds Brisket Marinade

Marinating a brisket is really a great way to make sure your smoked brisket remains tender and juicy. This marinade will start the tenderization process and work a lot of flavor into the brisket. The best method here is to get a resealable bag large enough to hold the brisket and to make sure you get all the air out of the bag before you seal it.

7. Beef Rib Marinade

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.

8. Fajita Marinade

This marinade is loaded with flavors perfect for making fajitas, though you can use any meat you want to. Marinate beef the longest, poultry less, and fish for only about 30 minutes.

9. Carne Asada Marinade

While Carne Asada usually means beef, this marinade works just as well on chicken or pork. If you want to put together a delicious Mexican dish, then this is a great marinade to start with.

10. Easy Brisket Marinade

This is a quick and easy marinade that works great on barbecue brisket. It has delicious flavor and the wine will tenderize the meat and carry the flavors deep inside.

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