Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Steakhouse Marinade - Why Go Store Bought?

So, I had pork chops to cook the other night and I found myself stuck in that "how do I make them" rut.  It was WAY too cold and rainy to grill them outside so I was left with the oven.  They just aren't the same that way but what's a girl to do?

I had made a quick run to the store and was thinking about a marinade.  Then, I read the labels.  Yuck!  I am not a HUGE snob when it comes to additives but I DO like to know what is going in or on my food.  I read quite a few of the bottle labels and decided to forgo the added sodium and unreadable ingredients to make my own.

Sorry - no pictures this post.  :(  AND, no real measurements!  I think that you'll be able to come up with something very similar though to mine and you will LOVE it!  It was oh so good!!!

Steakhouse Marinade
  • 6 oz can tomato paste (this is the ONLY ingredient that I know the measurement for)
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar (might have been a little more - you be the judge)
  • 1/4 c water 
  • 1/4 c olive oil 
  • 3 tbs worchestershire sauce (+/-)
  • 1 tbs molasses
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (to taste)
  • 1 tbs course cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
Whisk it all together.  You may need to use either more vinegar or more water to get a marinade "consistency".  I marinated the pork chops for about an hour and oh my god, they were SO good!

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  1. The marinade sounds good! Did you broil or bake the pork chops?

    1. Ended up baking AND broiling the last few mins to get a "crust" on them. They were really, really awesome!