Beer Marinade for a Great Barbecue

2012 Sep 24 |  Written by:  | Tags: ,

Beer Marinade for a Great Barbecue, 4.8 out of 5 based on 4 ratings Beer marinade for a great barbeque

You brew it, raise a toast with it, chug it down, bond over it and apparently, cook with it, too.

Beer, one of this world’s most-loved and most-consumed beverages, goes back a long way to the early civilisations that brewed and used it as a part of their regular diet.

And as these ancient Egyptians and Mesopotamians found out, beer is an excellent cooking ingredient.

With the upcoming football and rugby finals, there’s no lack of excitement in getting out those grills and breaking out those crates of beer.

And what better way to celebrate this sports season than with not just drinking,

but also using beer as a marinade for your mouth-watering barbecues?

Beer is a very good tenderiser for steaks due to its alcohol content.

Combined with herbs and spices, lemon juice or vinegar, and allowed to soak into the meat for a day, you’re guaranteed an intensely flavoured barbecue.

So start a good fire in your grill, prep your steaks with this beer marinade and get those beer mugs filled and ready before the game starts!

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup dark stout (or similar)
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsps sugar
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 4 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5 scallions, chopped finely
  • 2 tsps fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 tsps dried mustard
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place beef chunks, flour, and salt and pepper in a ziplock bag. Shake to coat.
  2. Whisk the beer, oil, lemon juice and teriyaki sauce together.
  3. Add the rest of the spices in and mix well.
  4. Pour over meat placed in a deep container, seal and refrigerate until ready to grill.
  5. You can also use the marinade to baste.
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