April 16, 2010
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I constantly make meat marinades, and hardly ever make them exactly the same way each time. Normally they contain the same basic core ingredients, but I usually switch it up a bit here and there.
This marinade is one I made up last night. Hubby is smoking a beef brisket this weekend (recipe to follow in a few days), and I wanted to have it ready the night before I planned to marinate the meat.
This is a savory-sweet marinade. We have this fantastic little barbecue place near us that has the most awesome smoked beef brisket. Their marinade is a little sweet and a little savory. As well as a little spicy. My kids love it as well, but they won’t eat much of it because of the spicy part. To make them happy I left out the heat I would have “preferred” to add in.
I wish I could tell you I had some hardcore ingredient measurements to give you, but the fact is that I don’t. I never measure when I make marinades because I always mix them up on a whim, and just eyeball everything. I’ll give you a general idea of how much to add, but remember, none of this is solid. Just use whatever you have in your pantry.
**I marinated a 4 lb. beef brisket with this, and it filled a 1 quart canning jar.
- 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
- 1 14.5 oz. Can Low Sodium Beef Broth
- Approx. 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
- Approx. 2-3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 1 Medium Onion, Sliced
- 2 Cloves Garlic, Sliced
- 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
- 1/2 – 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
- 1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
Mix all ingredients together the night before you plan to marinade the meat, and place in the refrigerator.
The next morning, remove the marinade and pour over your meat. You can do this in either a large container, or I even prefer a Ziploc bag so I can turn the bag every few hours and get the meat to fully grab all that flavor. If you use this method, make sure you place the bag with the meat in a large bowl in the fridge. I’ve had Ziploc bags leak, and that’s one mess you don’t want to be cleaning out of the fridge.
Allow meat to sit and marry for 24 hours before preparing.