Three Different Ways to Marinate Meat

Besides being an ingenious way to give an exquisite flavor to foods, marinating meat is also very beneficial when it comes to nourishment. Discover how you can do it in this article!
Three Different Ways to Marinate Meat

Last update: 07 December, 2018

In the past, using marinade on food was used exclusively for food conservation. This technique allowed food to last longer and also to acquire flavor. Now, this gastronomic concept has changed.

With the use of a series of ingredients that you can find anywhere, you can give aroma, texture, flavor and smell to all the meats that you prepare.

In this sense, marinating is related to seasoning, although it differs in technique. That is to say, when seasoning, elements such as hermetic plastic bags are not required to trap the flavor, nor is it typical the use of wines or vinaigrette.

Now, the attractiveness of this culinary method is linked with guaranteeing natural preservatives and proteins. When marinating the meat, these are maintained and are absorbed by the body without getting lost in the cooking.

In this article, discover these 3 ways to marinate the meat that will amaze you.

Ways to marinate meat

1. Marinated meat with beer

Marinate Meat

This recipe for marinating meat is ideal if you don’t have much time to cook. 


  • Beef (1 kg)
  • 3 cloves of garlic (15 g)
  • Dark beer (355 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground oregano (30 g)
  • 4 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce (90 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder (15 g)
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper (15 g)


  • Put the meat in a deep bowl and pour over the oregano, cumin, peeled and shredded garlic cloves, and the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Mix with your hands and cover with dark beer.
  • Cover with clear paper or place the meat in an airtight bag and let it sit there in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • After two hours, put the meat on the grill and cook to your liking on one side and the other.
  • Once the meat is ready, cover with aluminum foil and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Serve the meat marinated with beer accompanied by the garnish of your liking, such as a salad or potatoes.

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2. Marinated meat with red wine and herbs

Marinate meat with red wine and herbs

This technique of marinating meat is perhaps the most popular. This is because of the tasty combination of the acid of the wine and the freshness of the herbs.


  • Beef (1 kg)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (15 g)
  • 3 cloves of garlic without skin (15 g)
  • 2 and 1/2 cups of red wine (350 mL)
  • 1 spoonful of black pepper (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground rosemary (30 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of ground basil (15 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil (49 mL)


  • Peel the garlic and add the tablespoons of ground rosemary. Mix the other ingredients in a bowl, (without the meat).
  • Place the meat in a deep rectangular bowl and pour the preparation on top.
  • Marinate the meat overnight, or at least for 6 consecutive hours in the refrigerator.
  • After that time, remove the meat from the container. It’s ready to roast!
  • Finally, you can serve the meat accompanied with vegetables.

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3. Marinated meat with honey and lemon

Marinate meat with honey and lemon

This preparation is extremely simple: it consists of marinating the meat with the combination of lemon juice, a touch of honey and some onion to add more texture and provide a contrast of delicious flavors.


  • 1 serrano pepper (5 g)
  • Beef (500 g)
  • 1 white onion (45 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of salt (15 g)
  • Vegetable oil (To taste)
  • 2 tablespoons of honey (40 mL)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of black pepper (8 g)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (30 g)
  • 2 cups of fermented lemon juice (200 mL)


  • Mix the honey with the juice of fermented lemons, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  • Save the resulting mixture in a container so that the ingredients rest.
  • Shortly before serving the meat, heat a Teflon pan varnished with vegetable oil. It is not necessary to put a lot of oil, only a varnish.
  • Add the meat and the cover. Add the lemon mixture and cook until the meat is to your liking.
  • Finally, serve and enjoy your exquisite preparation!
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