brown sugar bourbon marinade

tangy, sweet, & rich, this brown sugar bourbon marinade feels majorly fancy but couldn’t be easier to throw together! it is made with pantry ingredients (brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, & some dried spices!) & a heavy pour of bourbon, of course! the bourbon & balsamic play off each other nicely, while the brown sugar helps create an addictively caramelized crust on whatever you’re grilling.Tangy, sweet, & rich, this brown sugar bourbon marinade feels majorly fancy but couldn’t be easier to throw together! It is made with pantry ingredients (brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, & some dried spices!) & a heavy pour of bourbon - of course! #playswellwithbutter #brownsugarbourbon #bourbon #bourbonchicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade #porkmarinade

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an easy marinade recipe for hearty grilled meals! (& hardly any effort!)

guys. i feel like our obsession for this brown sugar bourbon marinade recipe is pretty self-explanatory…brown sugar + bourbon, people!!! 😍😍😍

jk, jk, jk – but really! this brown sugar bourbon marinade will go over well with whiskey lovers & whiskey haters alike. (trust! i’m not much of a whiskey person, but chris totally is. we both freak out over this brown sugar bourbon marinade!)

the bourbon is balanced out by a good amount of balsamic vinegar, which tones down the harshness of the whiskey. instead, as the marinade does its magic on whatever meat or veggies you’re grilling, it creates a tangy, sweet, rich flavor that is to.die.for.

brown sugar bourbon marinade ingredientsTangy, sweet, & rich, this brown sugar bourbon marinade feels majorly fancy but couldn’t be easier to throw together! It is made with pantry ingredients (brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, & some dried spices!) & a heavy pour of bourbon - of course! #playswellwithbutter #brownsugarbourbon #bourbon #bourbonchicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade #porkmarinade

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my favorite thing about this brown sugar bourbon marinade is the fact that you literally probably already have everything you need to make it:

  • bourbon, of course!
  • brown sugar
  • balsamic vinegar
  • garlic
  • olive oil
  • mustard (i like whole grain!)
  • & some rosemary (fresh or dried) & crushed red chili flakes

when it comes to bourbon, there’s no need to be fancy here since we’re mixing it up with other flavor-forward ingredients like balsamic, mustard, & rosemary. we always have a handle of jim beam on hand, & it does the trick!

who knew you could be so steak house fancy with some simple pantry ingredients?!

you can use this brown sugar bourbon marinade on everything this summer!Tangy, sweet, & rich, this brown sugar bourbon marinade feels majorly fancy but couldn’t be easier to throw together! It is made with pantry ingredients (brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, & some dried spices!) & a heavy pour of bourbon - of course! #playswellwithbutter #brownsugarbourbon #bourbon #bourbonchicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade #porkmarinade

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this brown sugar bourbon grill marinade is another great all-purpose marinade! its flavors lend themselves well to…

  • grilled chicken
  • grilled steaks
  • grilled pork chops
  • grilled kebabs
  • grilled veggies (onions, mushrooms, & baby potatoes…omg!)

my current fave for this brown sugar bourbon marinade is steak kebabs! dice some sirloin into bite-sized pieces & marinate for at least 4 hours. skewer the marinated beef, then grill over medium-high heat until crispy & charred. serve alongside some grilled baby potatoes with a sprinkling of bleu cheese, freshly snipped chives, & coarsely ground black pepper! easiest steak dinner EVER. Tangy, sweet, & rich, this brown sugar bourbon marinade feels majorly fancy but couldn’t be easier to throw together! It is made with pantry ingredients (brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, & some dried spices!) & a heavy pour of bourbon - of course! #playswellwithbutter #brownsugarbourbon #bourbon #bourbonchicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade #porkmarinade

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Tangy, sweet, & rich, this brown sugar bourbon marinade feels majorly fancy but couldn’t be easier to throw together! It is made with pantry ingredients (brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, & some dried spices!) & a heavy pour of bourbon - of course! #playswellwithbutter #brownsugarbourbon #bourbon #bourbonchicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade #porkmarinade

brown sugar bourbon marinade


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Tangy, sweet, & rich, this brown sugar bourbon marinade feels majorly fancy but couldn’t be easier to throw together! It is made with pantry ingredients (brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, & some dried spices!) & a heavy pour of bourbon – of course! 


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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds meat or veggies of choice
  • ½ cup bourbon (see Recipe Notes)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (or 1 tablespoon freshly chopped)
  • optional: pinch crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Mix the brown sugar bourbon: Add the bourbon, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mustard, garlic, Kosher salt, ground black pepper, rosemary, & a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes, if using, to a bowl or jar. Whisk or shake to combine.
  2. Marinate: Pour the all-purpose marinade over your meat or veggies of choice. Marinate for at least 4 hours or up to 6 hours.
  3. Grill as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Bourbon: When it comes to bourbon, there’s no need to be fancy here since we’re mixing it up with other flavor-forward ingredients like balsamic, mustard, & rosemary. We always have a handle of Jim Beam on hand, & it does the trick!
  • Category: sauces & condiments
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: brown sugar bourbon marinade, brown sugar bourbon

don’t forget to pin this brown sugar bourbon marinade recipe for later!!! Tangy, sweet, & rich, this brown sugar bourbon marinade feels majorly fancy but couldn’t be easier to throw together! It is made with pantry ingredients (brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, garlic, mustard, & some dried spices!) & a heavy pour of bourbon - of course! #playswellwithbutter #brownsugarbourbon #bourbon #bourbonchicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade #porkmarinade

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