This recipe makes the most delicious marinade ever! Ok, yes, I am saying that because I created the combination of flavors, but I’m telling you, really it is so, so good! I mean, get out a spoon and eat it, it’s that’ yummy!
Beef, pork and chicken hold up very well with the depth of these flavors; and how they seem to layer on each other, without masking the delicate meat.
At the same time, the ingredients in the marinade keep the meat moist and tender, which is critical in a marinade. I hope you will try this one today!
Balsamic BBQ Sauce:
1 cup balsamic vinegar
¾ cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbl. Worchestershire sauce
1 Tbl. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
4 pieces steak or 4 pieces chicken (For the steak ask your butcher for a very tender cooking piece of meat. It’s better to have a smaller piece and more chicken or veggies for a melt-in-your-mouth succulent piece of this heavenly marinated steak, than a bunch that is tough and chewy.)
Combine all the Balsamic BBQ Sauce ingredients in a fry panStir until all the ingredients are incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
Simmer over medium heat.
Continue to simmer, until the marinade is reduced by 1/3, which will take about 15-20 minutes.
The mixture is done when you can coat a spoon like this.
And when running your finger (BE careful NOT to burn yourself!) it leaves an open trail.
*Store any extra marinade in the refrigerator and warm when ready to use if you make it ahead.
To marinate the meat, I cut it into pieces, or you can leave the meat whole.
Place it all into a zip lock baggiePour just enough marinade to coat well.
I used approximately 1/4 cup per pound of meat.
Squish the meat and marinade around to cover completely.
The longer, the better the flavor.
Do not marinate over 24 hours though, or will it will begin to break down the tissue of the meat. Be warned of that. If making kabobs, soak the wooden skewers for 30-60 minutes.Thread the meat and vegetables onto the skewers.
*Safety Tips for handling chicken:
- Keep meat cold
- After handling or cutting chicken, clean hands, utensils and area thoroughly with a very good antibacterial cleaner such as a vinegar and water or a clorox and water solution. Use the cleaner on counter, sink and other surfaces also.
- After turning the chicken on the grill, when the chicken is almost cooked through, use clean tongs to turn the meat so as not to contaminate the now cooked meat with any residue from the raw meat.
- Discard any marinade that the raw chicken soaked in. Do NOT use or taste marinade or anything that has been exposed to raw chicken.
- Cook chicken thoroughly using a digital thermometer.
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This is why I LOVE these grill mats!!! (click HERE to see them)
Look at how icky this mat was after cooking some chicken on it. I thought NO way is this stuff going to come off.I put it in the sink, gave a little squirt with the dish soap. In a few spots I did have to use a bit of elbow grease when I cooked with things with sugar, like BBQ sauce, but mostly just a little scrubby- scrub-scrub and …….Gave it a rinseSHIZAM – CLEAN!!!
These Grilling BBQ Grill Mats are remarkable!
- The price is fantastic!
- You can put them in the dishwasher and of course they are reusable.
- Ratings are fabulous and it is FDA Approved and PFOA Free
Here are a few more ideas of how to use these AMAZING mats I thought of:
- Grilled fruit
- Anything, all you have to do is just control the heat of the charcoal
For this delectable meal, I put down bit of flavored olive oil infused with herbs on the mat, along with the fish, and it was sssooo good; just remember to watch out that the oil doesn’t get by the flames.And DESSERT of course – just watch the heat, it has to be like the oven temperature remember and use the lid to cook these. They were a bit tricky:)Here are more recipes I made for YOU to cook on the Grilling BBQ Grill Mat
Carrie Groneman’s recipe, copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2016, 2017
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