Laurie's Tequila Marinade Recipe -
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Laurie's Tequila Marinade

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"This is a very flavorful marinade that will make the toughest cuts of meat melt in your mouth."

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    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a blender, combine tequila, Worcestershire sauce, teriyaki sauce, dried pepper, black pepper and salt. Blend until smooth. Pour over your favorite cut of meat and marinate for 8 to 24 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 30, 2003

Awesome marinade. I made with a london broil that we then grilled. I don't know if it is the tequila or the worcheshire sauce, but this does make meat really tender. The meat also had great flavor with no trace of the tequila. My husband didn't even added steak sauce which would the the ultimate compliment. I noticed we were both drinking a lot of water after dinner though as it is a little salty. I won't bother to add the extra salt next time. I will use again for sure. However, next time I will cut the recipe in at least half. This makes way too much for what we would need.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 18, 2012

I have to say we did not like this at all. I used it on sirloin steaks and grilled them and the flavor was not at all what we expected. The meat was tender though.


18 Ratings

Oct 13, 2003

we really enjoyed this marinade. I let the beef sit for 3 hours and it turned out great. Thanks!

Jul 09, 2003

This was an amazing marinade. It was just spicy enough and the tequila gave a great kick. The smell when we were cooking it was mouthwatering! I couldn't believe how tender and juicy it made our steaks taste, even the next day after being warmed in the microwave! I will use this again and again. Thanks Laurie.

Dec 08, 2010

This was good, but a overpowering for my tastes. I used this as a marinade for chicken kabobs (I let it marinade for just over 12 hours); I think it probably works better for larger cuts of meat, or for no more than 2-3 hours for kabobs.

Feb 15, 2004

This was definitely a tasty marinade but I wish I would have chosen a more tender cut of meat. I used beef stew meat which is good in the slow cooker but only so-so on the grill. Don't be scared off by the amount of tequila, it's not the dominant flavor. Instead of the pepper, I used a can of chopped green chilies and let my beef marinate for 2 days. Thanks for sharing.

May 08, 2007

I don't eat meat but other people in my family do so I thought I give this a try. I added a few things of my own and made some substitutions because I didn't have all ingredients. Since Cinco was just a few days ago, I had some limes lying around so I thought I add some lime juice (with Tequila, how could you not add lime)and I also added minced garlic. I didn't have a jalepeno so I used dried red pepper flakes to give it some spice. The family seemed to enjoy it, so I'll like make it again but next time with a jalepeno to see how it'll taste different.

Dec 26, 2003

Really good. Make kabobs for a party using this marinade and everyone commented how wonderful they were. Next time I will allow the meat to marinate a little longer.


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  • Calories
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 1191 mg
  • 48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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