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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


Description

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