Monday, July 7, 2008

Beef Marinades

A couple weeks ago, we had some delicious marinades for chicken. Today, along those same lines, we have marinades for beef. As with the chicken marinades, mix these up, divide steaks into gallon sized freezer bags, pour in the marinade, mix it around a little and freeze flat. Then simply thaw and cook as desired by baking, slow cooker or grilling.

Use these to save money and avoid those yucky preservatives found in store-bought marinades.

Basic instructions are to mix ingredients together well and marinate beef (steaks or roasts) overnight or put it in the freezer for later.

Stir-Fry (slice beef thin)

1/3 cup sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp Schzeuchuan pepper seasoning
2 tsp ground ginger

Fajitas (slice beef thin)

1/4 cup olive oil
1/8 cup lemon juice
1 tsp dried cilantro
1 Tbs dried onion
1 tsp chili powder
2 cloves garlic, minced


1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp curry
1/2 cup beef broth
3 Tbs orange juice

Beef Marinade (for roasts or steaks, this is great in the crockpot)

1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cup beef broth
1 large onion, chopped
1 Tbs olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbs tomato paste
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp black pepper
1 small can mushroom pieces (optional)


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

If I had found this last one yesterday, I could have used it today. I put a rump roast in the crock and poured a jar of gravy over it and sliced some onions. I'm a terrible cook, but I think I could have done #3.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

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Michele @ Frugal Granola said...

These marinades sound delicious! :)
Freezing with the marinade is a great idea. Thanks!