Simple ingredients coming together to make something special is one of my favorite parts of cooking. Even with common pantry items the combinations can be endless. Enter this Bourbon Brown Sugar Marinade.
I would venture to guess you have the majority of these ingredients already in your pantry. So why not try something new and different with them?
Marinades are your best friend when you’re feeling busy or you just need a little extra help getting dinner on the table. They allow you to get a lot of the work done ahead of time so that when dinner time comes all you have to do is the actual cooking part.
This is great because if you have a part of your morning or afternoon free for even just 10 minutes you’re halfway done with dinner and feeling a lot less stressed. I know this also helps me not eat out as much because I know dinner is already working in the fridge and I have less of a temptation to get takeout.
Michael has dubbed this his new favorite beef marinade ever. And that is no small claim because we makes a lot of marinades.
For more tasty marinades, try these Cuban Mojo Chicken Thighs, Greek Marinade, or Spicy Cilantro Lime Marinade.
Simply mix all of the ingredients together into a medium size bowl, add your cut up meat and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
I created shish kabobs and grilled them, but go ahead and use the marinade however you would like! It's great with chicken breasts and grilled veggies too.
This recipe was created in collaboration with several talented food bloggers in honor of the Kentucky Derby. Find other scrumptious, bourbon-themed recipes here.
Bourbon Brown Sugar Marinade
- ½ cup Bourbon
- ½ cup Brown Sugar
- 5 Cloves Garlic, peeled and smashed
- 2 tbs. Balsamic Vinager
- 2 tbs. Olive Oil
- 1 tsp. Salt
- ½ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
- ½ tsp. dried rosemary
Whisk together ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Add whatever meat you're using and refrigerate for 3-4 hours before cooking using your desired method.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 591mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 0g
TRINITY F GORZ says
I have cooked with wine before, Chicken marsala etc i have never used alcohol of any type as a marinade! This sounds so yummy!
Thank you! I decided to try it because a few other food bloggers and I challenged ourselves to use bourbon in different ways. I'm glad I did!