Basic Beef Marinade Recipe

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Categories: American, BBQ, Beef, Sauce, Spice Blend

Submitted By: The Spice House.

  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • to taste - coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (or 2 teaspoons dried) parsley
  • 2 tablespoons fresh (or 2 teaspoons dried) herbs (the combination of rosemary, thyme and tarragon work well)
Serves / Yields

2 cups

Preparation Instructions

Combine the vinegar, red wine, soy sauce, and worcestershire in a nonreactive mixing bowl. Whisk in the olive oil a little at a time. Add the pepper, parsley, and herbs.

Helpful Hints

It is fun to vary this recipe with different herbs from your garden when they are in season.


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Marlene D. Said:

This was a good marinade for top sirloin on the grill. However, the recipe mentions adding sugar, but does not specify the quantity or type (brown or white). Also, it would be nice if alternatives were posted for (1) the red wine, and (2) the herbs (see "helpful hints).

Make it Again? Marlene D. would make this recipe again.