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BBQ Meat Marinades Recipe for Grilling and Pan

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Marinades for grilling are not only in demand in summer, marinated meat can be prepared wonderfully in the pan or in the oven!

Marinating gives the meat taste: by marinating it in herbs, flavouring it with garlic, spices and oil, the meat gains flavour and remains tender and juicy during preparation.

In this article I have clearly summarized four marinades, good success!

1. Recipe BBQ Meat Marinades

Below is my recipe for 4 grill marinades, clearly summarized.  

If you have any questions, please use the comment function.

BBQ Meat Marinades

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 15
Calories 3893
Total Time 45 Min.
Preparation Time 20 Min.
Cook Time 25 Min.

Simple instructions for preparing meat marinades for BBQ and Pan.

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BBQ Meat Marinades Recipe Image
BBQ Meat Marinades Recipe Image © Thomas Sixt


Mustard Marinade

1 pc garlic (finely diced)
2 pc shallots (finely diced)
5 tbsp Dijon mustard (or medium-hot mustard)
1 tbsp. honey
1 tsp white wine vinegar

Herb Marinade

1 bunch mixed herbs (Thyme, rosemary, marjoram, )
1 pc garlic (finely diced)
1/2 pc Chili
1 pc Lemon (only abrasion, drizzle the juice on the fleshy before serving)
150 ml Olive oil


3 tbsp. Soy sauce
2 tbsp Teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 slice Ginger (finely sliced)
1 pc garlic
1 bunch Parsley (or coriander)
1 pc Lime
150 ml peanut oil

Barbecue Marinade

4 pc garlic (finely diced)
80 ml Ketchup
6 tbsp Sunflower oil
6 tbsp Soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper
1 tbsp paprika spice noble sweet


mustard on spoon
Mustard on a Spoon, Medium Hot Mustard or Dijon Mustard.

Mustard Marinade

Mix all prepared ingredients well and marinate the meat as desired with the mustard marinade.

Marinades image
You can experiment with the marinades or consult the recipe below. If you have any questions, please use the comment function!

Herb Marinade

Mix all ingredients, marinate meat as desired.

Ribs marinated from the grill
I prepared these ribs on the grill and applied a light lemon-thyme-garlic marinade with a little honey.

Lime Marinade

Mash all ingredients finely in a mortar and combine. Marinate the meat accordingly.

Pork ribs strongly marinated with barbecue marinade
Delicious marinated pork ribs, the barbecue marinade is suitable for the grill and the oven.

Barbecue Marinade

Mix all ingredients and marinate the meat to taste.


2. Nutritional Values

3. What should be considered when Marinating?

The grill marinades presented below are kept absolutely simple with 4-7 ingredients and are quickly prepared.

The marinades are suitable for meat: pork, lamb and beef and for poultry: turkey and chicken.

3.1 Professional Chef Tips for Marinating:

  1. Before marinating, wash the meat and dab dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Do not salt the marinade, salt extracts water from the meat and dries it.
  3. Cover the meat completely with marinade and marinate for 1-3 hours for a maximum of 2 days.
  4. If the meat is marinated for more than an hour, please always place it in the refrigerator covered.
  5. Frozen bags are ideal for marinating, you can massage the marinade with your hands more strongly on the meat.
  6. Remove marinated meat from the fridge 40 minutes before preparation, the meat should be at room temperature, so it becomes tender and juicy.
  7. Notice my tip under point 7. Maybe you will try it out.
Delicious marinated pork ribs, the Barbecue Marinade is suitable for the grill and for the oven.

4. BBQ Meat Marinade for Beef

Beef steaks and fillet of beef, short roast pieces are the right meat pieces to marinate for grilling.

Whether rump steak, porterhouse steak or hip steak, the steaks should be well hung, please ask the butcher, a ripening time of 3-4 weeks has proven itself.

Put the meat 1-2 days before grilling in the desired marinade in the recipe at the end of the page you will find the optimal marinades for beef:

I recommend for beef the mustard marinade, the herb marinade and the barbecue marinade with paprika and honey.

For veal I only use the herb marinade and the lime marinade.

As a practical addition I add my table for the Steak-Gargrade:

Gargrad BezeichnungKerntemperatur
Medium Rare50-54°C
Medium well60-72°C
Well done73-85°C

5. BBQ Meat Marinade for Lamb

Lamb generally goes well with garlic, olive oil and herbs such as rosemary, thyme, marjoram and lemon peel.

Lamb meat like lamb steaks. I marinate the saddle of lamb and the fillet of lamb with the herb marinade.

Loosened leg of lamb marinated with herbs and garlic, you can prepare such a roast lamb in the oven or in the kettle grill.

6. Grill Marinade for Pork Meat

The lime marinade, the herb marinade and the barbecue marinade with paprika and honey are particularly suitable for pork meat such as chops,
steaks of pork neck or pork neck, for pork fillet or the popular spare ribs.

Pork should be as fresh as possible, storage and maturing is not necessary for pork.

I personally put pork in marinade at most one day before grilling.

Roast pork filled with herbs and seasoned
Pork with herbs
Roast pork in a reindl with herbs
Pork with Herbs

7. Grill Marinade for Poultry

For poultry such as chicken breast, chicken legs, chicken wings and turkey steaks, lime marinade, herb marinade and barbecue marinade with paprika and honey are best.

Always use poultry meat absolutely fresh and do not leave it outdoors unchilled for too long!

Sauce Bernaise with chervil
Chicken legs from the grill are marinated a feast for the eyes and taste delicious.

8. New Trend: Only Marinate while Grilling

The meat takes on only limited or little flavour, so in recent times I have started to marinate the meat only when it is on the grill or in the pan.

I first let the meat take a little bit of colour, then gradually coat it with the desired marinade.

So I can better control the look and taste.

Herbs burn quickly, so you can work finer with this method.

Please try and comment below!

9. Other Recipes for Grilling & Barbecue

Marinade for Chicken with Red Bull Cola
Barbecue Sauces – 5 cold Sauces to quickly and easy prepare

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