Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Beef Marinade

If you're ever looking for a marinade for anything, Mary Ellen's Cooking Creations is a great resource. I have liked everything I have tried from her, and her and her husband come up with all sorts of great marinades.

I tried this Balsamic Garlic beef marinade, and it was wonderful! Best part is that you don't even have to remember to do it ahead of time--a short marinating time and then grill or oven for a short time and you have some great flavor added to your beef while still tasting the beef.

I used close to her amounts of the ingredients. The original recipe comes from Food and Wine.

Balsamic Garlic Beef Marinade

3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1/2 tsp thyme leaves

1.5 lb skirt steak (she used flank, but it also gave great flavor to skirt)
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients (suggested to use a blender, but I just minced my garlic and whisked it together). Pour over meat and marinate for 5-10 minutes. Cook meat, allow 5-10 minutes rest time, and serve!

1 comment:

Mary Ellen said...

Glad you liked it! This was definitely a nice easy one, and quick, too!