Grill all season long with this Sweet and Smoky Marinade. It’s easy, uses simple ingredients and brings all the flavor.
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During the hot summer months we’re grilling almost every night. It’s easy, usually healthy and doesn’t heat up the house. Buuut, it can get a little boring after awhile.
This sweet and smoky marinade totally mixes things up. The combination of ingredients results in a sweet, smoky and slightly tangy marinade that is great on everything.
Ingredients for Sweet and Smoky Marinade
How to Prepare Sweet and Smoky Marinade
As with most marinades, all you need to do is whisk up the ingredients in a large bowl to get it put together. Next pour in a large container with a lid or a ziplock bag.
Add your protein of choice, seal the container and swish it around until the meat is fully coated.
I used pork loin but chicken, pork chops or steaks would be delicious as well. You could cut chicken, beef or pork into chunks, marinade and make kabobs out of them with your favorite veggies.
Let it marinate in the refrigerator for as little as 1 hour or up to 8 hours. The longer it marinates the richer the flavor will be.
How to Prepare
Once the marinating time is up you can cook your protein in a variety of ways. I’m obviously obsessed with grilling right now so that would be my top choice.
If you don’t have a grill or it’s not grilling season, you can definitely saute it in a skillet or bake it in the oven.
No matter how you cook your protein, you are sure to have a smoky, slightly sweet main dish that is packed with flavor.
More Marinades to Try:
Sweet and Smoky Marinade
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp. ground chipotle pepper
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. Place protein choice in a bowl with a lid or ziplock bag. Pour marinade over and turn to coat well. Marinate for 1 to 8 hours.