The weather has finally taken a turn for the better! The sun is shining, the air is warm and we’ve cleaned our BBQ because the nice weather means grilling season is finally back.
If you’re curious, we use this product to clean our BBQ after our long harsh winter and we couldn’t be happier with the results. It does a great job on built on grease without any of those noxious fumes.
Okay, back to food!
We absolutely love to BBQ during the spring, summer and autumn. We love everything about using our BBQ and find that food tastes especially delicious when it’s cooked on the grill.
Since we live in the north east our grilling season is pretty short, so when the nice weather does finally arrive we hustle to get our grill ready to cook up delicious food. We literally use our BBQ every single day.
We also love hosting dinner parties and cook outs and are always looking for delicious marinades that take up the flavor profile of our favorite meats a notch. So, today you’re in for a huge treat because below are 25 mouthwatering marinades that will make you a BBQ pro!
Let’s get to it, shall we?
25 Mouthwatering BBQ Marinades
1. Lemon Garlic Marinade
This lemon garlic marinade from What A Girl Eats is a perfect marinade for chicken or lamb. We tried this out and loved how well the simple ingredients flavored the meat. To take it up a notch further we added only fresh herbs and a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes that added a perfect amount of heat. So simple and so incredibly delicious.
2. Beer Basted BBQ Chicken
This Beer Basted BBQ Chicken isn’t your classic marinade but more of sauce that you use to baste your chicken while it’s cooking. Kathy from Beyond The Chicken Coop created this delicious sauce that adds such a delicate flavor to bone-in chicken. The key to this sauce is basting your chicken frequently while it cooks on indirect heat so it doesn’t burn. It’s absolutely delicious and guaranteed to become a family favorite!
3. Cilantro-Garlic Marinade
If you love the cilantro and garlic combination as much as I do you’ve got to give this delicious marinade from What a Girl Eats a try. I know that cilantro is either a complete hit or miss with most people but I just can’t get enough of the freshness it brings to the table! This marinade is super easy to make and compliments the flavor of beef wonderfully. It’s a great fit for skirt steak and any other thinly sliced cuts of beef. I bet it would taste great on chicken too and look forward to giving it a shot soon!
4. Soy Ginger Grilled Flank Steak
Have you ever tried marinating beef in soy sauce? If not, you just gotta try this marinade from Beyond The Chicken Coup. Soy sauce is a wonderful base for any marinade and coupled with ginger it’s guaranteed to knock your socks off. The flavor combination of the soy and ginger are phenomenal.
5. Alabama White BBQ Sauce
I love anything made with horseradish because it provides such a delicious kick. So, I have to share this yummy southern inspired white sauce and marinade from 4 Sons R Us with you! This white sauce is perfect for marinating, basting and dipping and works great with all cuts of chicken! Yum!
6. Southern BBQ Sauce
This Southern BBQ Sauce from Nanas Little Kitchen incorporates a ton of your more traditional BBQ sauce ingredients to create a delicious medley of flavors. It would work well with virtually any type of meat and is that type of BBQ that is seriously finger licking good!
7. Texas Original Seasoning Rub For Beef
Here’s another mouthwatering BBQ recipe from Nanas Little Kitchen. This Texas Original Seasosoning Rub is great as a dry rub if you’re looking to grill or smoke your favorite cuts of meat.
8. Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade
I’m a sucker for anything with cilantro in it so sharing this awesome marinade for cilantro lime chicken marinade from Joy Filled Eats was a must. The combination of flavors are fresh and delicious and guaranteed to please a crowd. Taryn also provides a few other citrus juice and herb combinations that would work well with different types of meat so you should absolutely check it out!
9. Best marinade In Existence
Guys, this marinade from With a Blast truly lives up to its name. Made with soy sauce, olive oil, citrus, Worcestershire Sauce and a heap of delicious herbs this is guaranteed to make any meat delicious. Swap out dried herbs for fresh to really amp up the flavor profile of this marinade.
10. Cilantro Lime Marinade
Cilantro pairs so well with citrus am I right? This delicious cilantro lime marinade from Who Needs A Cape seriously packs a punch in the flavor department. It’s also super easy to make and you probably already have all the ingredients in your house!
11. Low Sugar BBQ Sauce
If you’re looking for a low sugar BBQ Sauce this sweet, smokey, tangy and super tasty option from Skinny Fitalicious will absolutely fit the bill. This is also vegan, gluten free and low calorie so you can indulge with absolutely zero guilt!
12. Shito Sauce – Ghana’s Pepper Sauce
If you’re into bold flavors then this Shito Sauce from Fusion Craftiness is an absolute must try. Guys, this marinade is intense and is made up of a heap of delicious spices, shrimp and peppers. How awesome does that sound?
13. Grilled Huli Huli Chicken
If you’re into sweet and tangy then this Grilled Huli Huli Chicken from The Recipe Critic is totally going to become your new favorite BBQ Recipe. Made with pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce and ginger this marinade brings serious flavor to the table.
14. Low carb BBQ Sauce Recipe
If you’re watching your carb intake then this Low-Carb BBQ Sauce from Wholesome Yum is a great choice. With only 5 minutes of prep time this BBQ sauce is a perfect balance of smokey, spicy and tangy!
15. Korean BBQ Sauce
We absolutely love Korean BBQ and it’s totally one of our guilty pleasures! This mouthwatering Korean BBQ Sauce recipe from The Flavor Bender is a guaranteed show stopper at your next cookout. Made with a combination of sweet and savory ingredients this recipe is perfect with a variety of dishes and cuts of meats.
16. Habanero and Peach Sauce
This Habanero & Peach BBQ Pork Rib Sauce is a foolproof and delicious recipe for baby back ribs. This is a wonderful combination of sweet and spicy that produces wonderfully tender fall off the bone ribs.
17. Homemade Barbeque Sauce and Rub Recipe
If you’re looking for a delicious and wonderfully smokey dry rub recipe to try at your next BBQ then this Homemade BBQ Rub from Little Sprouts Learning is a must try. Made with a combination of different spices and smoke flavoring this BBQ rub is guaranteed to please a crowd.
18. Paleo Peach BBQ Sauce
Ever tried peach BBQ sauce? If not, you’re totally missing out and need to make this Peach BBQ Sauce from A Girl Worth Saving right now. Bonus, it’s Paleo friendly!
19. Blackberry BBQ Sauce
I love BBQ sauces that incorporate fruit as their main ingredient! This Blackberry BBQ Sauce from Homemade Food Junkie is a lighter sauce that really brings a unique and delicious blackberry flavor. It’s perfect for pouring directly over cooked meat or for basting during the cooking process!
20. Rhubarb Ginger Sauce
Rhubarb and ginger work so insanely well together! This Rhubarb Ginger sauce is both tart and spicy which is a perfect pairing for just about any meat!
21. Roasted Red Pepper BBQ Sauce
I love anything made with roasted red peppers because they’re just so darn delicious. This Roasted Red Pepper Barbecue Sauce does not disappoint with its wonderful combination of bold flavors and spices. It’s great on chicken and would work really well with pork too!
22. Raw Blender BBQ Sauce
This Raw Blender BBQ Sauce from Delicious Obsessions is legit the healthiest and guilt free BBQ sauce you make. It tastes wonderful on any type of meat and takes absolutely no-time to put together! This is a must have every day go-to BBQ sauce that you should always have stocked in your fridge!
23. Easy Homemade Apricot BBQ Sauce
If you’re looking for a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce to try then this easy homemade apricot BBQ Sauce from Salt & Lavender is a must-try. Great on chicken (and probably on pork too!) this is a great BBQ sauce for anyone who loves the combination of sweet and sour!
24. Healthy Low-Carb BBQ Sauce
If you’re hunting for a low-carb BBQ sauce you’ll be beyond pleased with this sugar free, low calorie, vegan and gluten free option from Vegan Annie. This super tasty BBQ Sauce is a wonderful option for anyone who is dealing with dietary restrictions!
25. Homemade Sweet Chipotle BBQ Sauce
This Homemade Sweet Chipotle BBQ Sauce is super easy to make and tastes absolutely wonderful on chicken! It’s super smooth, sticky and the honey and molasses sweetens it to absolute perfection!
It’s a wrap folks! I hope you enjoyed these awesome marinade recipes and have amazing plans to grill up delicious and mouthwatering BBQ with your family this summer! Don’t forget to pin this post to pinterest so you can refer back to it when need be!
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