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Old 02-08-2005, 08:47 AM   #1
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Food saver to marinate?

Does anyone use a food saver to marinate their tough cuts of beef? I tried it with tip steaks and it worked great. I then cut the steaks very thin on a slant and arranged on a plate and poured the butter with garlic and mushrooms over the meat. Looked grat and tasted even better.

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Old 02-08-2005, 09:12 AM   #2
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We don't have a food saver, but a bunch of my bbq buddies do. Sure they do it all the time.
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Old 02-08-2005, 10:41 AM   #3
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this was the first time I tried the food saver and now I can buy the tougher cuts of beef and still have tender beef. WE don't eat that much beef because it is so exspensive. We do eat alot of venison tho and I will try the same on venison with the tougher cuts.
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Old 02-10-2005, 02:13 AM   #4
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I just got a Food Saver for Christmas . I haven't done a lot with it. I am making salad for as week at a time. Lettuce and veggies in seperate containers.
There is a lot of information about marinating meat. There is one accessory that is almost dedicated to marinating.

Check it out.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FoodSaver/

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Old 02-10-2005, 09:35 AM   #5
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Thanks Hungry for the great site. I'm sure I can learn alot about the use of the saver here. I can't wait to use the saver after next deer season as we cut up and wrap our own venison. I also like to buy beef awhen on sale and now I can freeze it without worry about the freezer burn. I haven't used the saver much yet either but I will. What have you used it for so far?
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Old 02-10-2005, 08:52 PM   #6
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Well, I'm curious ... how did you use a food saver to do this? Mine didn't have any bells-n-whistles to do anything like this unless I put the meat and marinade in a mason jar and drew a vacuum on that. Do you have some cannisters that came with yours where you can do this?

For those without a food saver - there is a $25 Instant Vacuum Marinader: http://www.cooking.com/products/shprodde.asp?SKU=177757
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Old 02-11-2005, 12:11 AM   #7
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Wow, Michael, that looks pretty cool. :D I might have to get me one of those. You can use the Foodsaver if you put the meat & marinate in a glass casserole dish & slide it into a bad, then seal it (being careful not to let the liquid splash out). But that marinater would be easier.
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Old 02-11-2005, 08:15 AM   #8
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I put the marinade and meat in a food saver bag and then vacume the air out and let sit over night. Works great. I turned the bag over a few times and made sure the marinade was covering the meat.
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It doesn't start sucking the marinade out of the bag?
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:44 PM   #10
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No it did not suck the marinade out at all, just remember to use the right bags and don't over fill. It works great and does the job.
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