Sunday, April 7, 2013

Savory Chicken and Beef Marinade

As we anxiously await warmer days here in the Midwest, I am seeing glimpses of flip flops and even shorts around town.  Local retailers are stocked with garden and grilling supplies, and lawn crews are eagerly getting a jump start on the season.  Although it will be a bit before we see sun and 80 degree days, Spring is a great time to brush up on outdoor cooking skills. 

The following marinade recipe is a grilling staple for my Mom, and now me.  Neither of us really remembers where it first came from, but we love it.  My Mom started using it for fajitas back in the 70s when fajitas were just becoming popular to make at home.  We’ve used this marinade with chicken and beef, like flank steak.  It’s really versatile and has lots of flavor.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.     

Chicken and Beef Marinade
¼ c. red wine vinegar
2 tbs. olive oil or vegetable oil
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. summer savory
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. paprika
2 tbs. steak sauce, we use A-1

Whisk all ingredients together.  Place chicken or beef in a plastic, sealable bag and pour in the marinade.  Marinate for at least 2 hours.  If I have the time, I will allow it to marinate for about 6 hours.  

Happy Grilling!

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