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Old 10-21-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Soy sauce and beer in a steak marinade?

My neighbor takes less expensive cuts of meat and marinades them in a marinade that his girlfriend says includes soy sauce and beer but even she doesn't know what else he puts in there. Has anyone ever heard of a marinade that includes these two ingredients that tenderizes the meat so it just melts in your mouth? Or even something similar. I like the taste of the soy sauce but my DD doesn't like eating meat marinated in beer. Don't know that I blame her and I'm probably glad she doesn't like the taste since she's 16 and too many 16 year olds do like the taste of beer.

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Old 10-21-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Don't think there'd be a lot of beer flavor in the marinade if it also includes soy sauce. You might want to include some minced garlic and an acid, such as lemon juice of some sort of vinegar to further tenderize the meat. Sounds like a good marinade.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:24 PM   #3
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Would Worcestershire be an acid or would maybe sherry vinegar work or would it clash with the soy? I love Worcestershire sauce on my steak. Never tried sherry vinegar, but I have a bottle. I'm looking to buy cheaper cuts but not have to chew each bite an hour at a time, if you know what I mean.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:41 PM   #4
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Worcetershire sauce can be added, but it will only add flavor. You need an acid such as lemon juice or some sort of vinegar. Go ahead and add the sherry vinegar...it is, after all vinegar.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:58 PM   #5
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This has both ingredients & can be used as a marinade as well. See what you think:

Beer Barbecue Sauce Or Marinade
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:08 PM   #6
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Thanks Katie and Amy.

Katie ~ would the sherry clash with the beer?

Amy ~ that looks good but I would probably leave out the chili sauce. Thanks for finding that.
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You won't see any appreciable conflict. The taste of sherry is somewhat less in its vinegar form.
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Old 10-21-2007, 10:35 PM   #8
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I've seen beef (especially for fajitas) marinated in soy and coca cola. The beer sounds interesting, but I am suspicious of the flavor... On the other hand, it may be tasty. I suspect that the carbonation has a bit to do with the tenderizing of the meat.
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I have to say, the beer almost scares me because I know what beer tastes like after just a night in the fridge, even open coke tastes yuck after a night in the fridge. The meat was just so tender I want that recipe and he won't tell>
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I have to say, the beer almost scares me because I know what beer tastes like after just a night in the fridge, even open coke tastes yuck after a night in the fridge. The meat was just so tender I want that recipe and he won't tell>
Soften him up with a few beers.
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