May 21, 2015

Fresh from the Kitchen: 5 Tasty Marinade and Rub Recipes

I'm tickled to share with you a guest post from Jessica who blogs at Jebbica's World! She is going to help kick off a great BBQ season with a collection of her favorite homemade rubs and marinades!

Summer is fast-approaching, and that means that it’s...grilling season! Here are some great rubs and marinades that are perfect for your grilled meats and vegetables!

1. Bakers’ House Seasoning

This is super simple to throw together and tastes great on everything! This is my sister’s recipe and is named after her family.

• 1 cup salt
• ¼ cup ground black pepper
• 1/8 cup garlic powder
• 1/8 cup onion powder

2. JJ’s Steak Marinade

We’ve tried a lot of fancy steak marinades over the years, but we always end up going back to this one, because it really adds to a medium-cooked steak without overpowering it. Let’s face it—we want the steak to be the star!

• 1 cup red wine
  (we use whatever we have, which is usually a Cabernet or Malbec…and it’s totally okay to use one that’s maybe been open and sitting in the fridge a few days that might not taste so great by itself!)
• ¼ cup lemon juice
• ¼ balsamic vinegar
• ¼ cup olive oil
• ¼ cup spicy mustard
• 1 tbsp minced garlic (or 1 clove minced)
• 1 tsp horseradish
• 1/2 tsp sea salt
• 1 tsp cracked black pepper

Mix ingredients together and pour into a heavy-duty plastic food bag (gallon freezer bags work well). Place steak in bag and seal. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, flipping bag a time or two in between. Keep the marinade to baste the steak when you’re grilling!

3. JJ’s Grilled Veggie Skewer Marinade

Try this with meat, or without!

• ½ cup olive oil
• 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
• ¼ cup lemon juice
• 2 tbsp spicy mustard
• 1 tsp paprika
• 1 tsp minced garlic
• ½ tsp salt
• ½ tsp cracked black pepper

4. “Jude’s Butt Rub”

Great for just about any kind of meat or BBQ! This is my sister’s recipe and is named after my little nephew, Jude.

• ¼ cup kosher salt
• ¼ cup brown sugar
• 1/8 cup paprika
• 2 tbsp chili powder
• 2 tbsp onion powder
• 2 tbsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp ground black pepper
• 1 tbsp ground cumin
• 1 tsp ground ginger

5. JJ’s Wasabi Rub

This is somewhere in between a marinade and a dry rub. It creates a kind of paste that you can baste onto burgers, chops, seafood, and more! It seems like it would be spicy, but in the end it creates this kind of tangy crust that really lends itself well to grilled meats.

• ½ cup brown sugar
• ¼ cup wasabi paste
• ½ cup balsamic vinegar
• ¼ cup horseradish
• ¼ cup spicy mustard
• 1/8 cup Old Bay seasoning
• 2 tsp Lawry’s Seasoning Salt
• 1 tsp cracked black pepper

Mix everything together and rub into the outside of the meat of your choice. 
Will turn black-ish when grilled!

Want to print these off for later? 

What are your favorite go-to rubs and marinades for the grilling season? 
Which of these sounds the most tasty to you?

Meet my guest blogger:

Jessica Bowman is a grilling fanatic…at least when it comes to the eating part! She makes grilling a regular part of her healthy weight loss journey in the warmer months and integrates many grilled foods into her healthy lifestyle. So far, she has lost over 50 of 75 lbs! 

Follow her journey and check out other helpful healthy tips at Jebbica’s World and make sure you come find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Google+ to keep up with her adventures!


Unknown said...

Aww I'm a part of your blog! I'll have to try the Wasabi rub!

Lisa M. (aka. Lisa @ Farm Fresh) said...

So happy to have your recipe to share!

Nextexitgasfoodlaughter said...

Wow! These sound great! Thanks for sharing!

Miz Helen said...

Awesome Marinades and Rubs! Thanks so much for sharing your post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
Miz Helen