The Best Grilling Marinade Ever. Not Kidding.

This marinade is so full of flavor and really stands up well to grilling. It’s thick enough to coat your food well and when you take a bite, your mouth will experience little bursts of zing in every bite. Can you tell I like this recipe?

I always have the ingredients on hand and it is super quick to mix up. Let’s get started:


  • the juice of 1/2 a lemon (or about 1 tbsp bottled lemon juice)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp grill seasoning
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (a flavored olive oil works nicely too, I used garlic infused)

Mix all of the ingredients, except the olive oil, together well. Drizzle the olive oil into the mixture at a slow, even stream while whisking so all ingredients will incorporate together well. Pour over your meat or veggies to coat. The beauty is that you have the option of grilling right away, without letting the food sit in the marinade for long periods of time. It really will hold up and deliver full flavor without sitting forever.

Note: “Grill Seasoning” is a dry combination of spices and marketed as a rub for grilling meats. You can also use “Steak Seasoning” or something similar. I’m using steak seasoning that includes salt, garlic, lemon oil, paprika, pepper and a few other spices. Anything along those lines will work.

This recipe makes enough to cover approximately one pound of meat, so you can adjust as needed. It works well with pretty much anything you want to grill. I use it during the winter and fire up the George Foreman. Last night I coated some angus beef cubes with it and simply pan fried them, then incorporated with multi-grain rice. That worked too! Sorry that I don’t have a picture of the finished product. I ate it…rather quickly.    :-/


About finefrugality

I am a wife, mother, business owner, farmer, foster parent, retired probation officer and so much more. :-) I love to save money any way I can. I just don’t see the sense in handing my cash over to someone else when I don’t have to. I coupon, I grow and can food, I reuse and repurpose items, I scour thrift stores and during the warmer months, my Saturday mornings consist of yard sales and our local farmer’s market with my husband. I have organized local meetings which include coupon swaps, barter clubs and swap meets. Here is where I begin to share this life with the rest of the world. This is Fine Frugality. Because being frugal is not only fine. It is FINE.
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