We’ve covered how to cook the steaks, but how do you marinate them? The possibilities for meat marinades are endless, ranging from Korean Barbecue to Italian – depending on the meat you want to use. The best thing about marinating meat ahead of time is that it allows for the flavor to sink into the meat, without a lot of legwork.

Marinating ahead of time is perfect if you have a Saturday barbecue coming up and you work during the week, or if you have to contribute a tasty dish to a communal event. We found a simple barbecue marinade to get you started. Instead of using store-bought barbecue sauce, try this homemade marinade for a flavor that’s lower in sugar and salt than what’s sold on the shelves. We pulled this from The Food Network, and it’s called “Neely’s Barbecue Sauce.”



In a medium saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to simmer. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently, for 1 hour 15 minutes.

Once you have the marinade ready to go, pick your protein, and let it sit in the sauce. Steak should be marinated for two hours, but poultry can be marinated for up to two days in the fridge. Be careful, acidic marinades can toughen your meat over time.
Now that your protein is ready to go, check out our favorite kit for the summer to cook it with – the 6 Piece Set with with Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool. Check it out here.
This set is great if you need to create a foundation for your barbecue tools, or as a gift. This set includes:

  • Myron Mixon 3 n 1 Pitmaster Grill Tool & Edge Guard – Flip your food, slice it up & even open your favorite beverage.
  • 6″ Boning Knife & Edge Guard
  • 15″ DUO Tongs – 500 degree silicone and steel heads
  • 5 Pocket Zipper knife bag with carry handle
  • 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!

The best part of this kit, it includes our favorite tool for the summer, the Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool. This tool has a 3-in-one design which allows for cutting, flipping, and opening bottles of beer. Yes, please.

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You need a sharp knife to cut through protein, so we used the “Workhorse” an 8” Chef knife size blade with 7” cut for slicing up your meats and veggies, from prep to serving.

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Once you have your protein or veggies on the grill, you can use the same tool to flip them over with the patented flipper hook. Feel free to take a break from all this hard work and crack open a cold one with the bottle opening tool, which is also part of the blade. Screen Shot 2018-05-18 at 11.21.09 AM

The rest of this kit includes the 6″ Boning Knife & Edge Guard, 15″ Duo Locking Tongs, and 5 Pocket Zipper Bag. The total cost of this kit is just $74.99 (discounted from $100.00). The Myron Mixon Pitmaster Grill Tool is $24.99 on it’s own, making this kit quite the steal.

To get your own tool kit, click here.

Need to cook indoors or restricted on grill size you can use? Maybe you don’t want to deal with gas or charcoal?! These top picks from GEARHUNGRY may help you with an Indoor Grill Here.

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