We all know how summertime = outside time. The more time we spend outside, the more I crave a good barbecue.
A simple way to have great BBQ at night is just by marinating the meat in the fridge during the day, and you'll have a meal in no time! Below we included our family's favorite marinade variations and a simple but great product that you can purchase in the store!
At the time of cooking, grab some bell peppers (whole without stems) and cover with your healthy oil of choice and lightly salt and pepper - place skin side down on the grill with the meat and rotate - they take anywhere from 10-15 minutes to get cooked depending on your meat cooking temperature and another 10 minutes if you choose to remove the skin - wait 10 minutes then remove the skin. We like to slice them up and add fresh parsley or other garden herbs with garlic and olive oil.
Our family favorite is grilled red onions! They take about 15-20 minutes to cook up.
Take a whole onion and slice it into about 1-inch thick sections. Cover with a healthy oil of choice and salt and pepper. Place on grill and turn over 7 minutes in.
Our go-to marinade per pound of meat:
1 TB Dried onion flakes
1-2 TB Powdered garlic
2 TB Minced garlic
1 tsp smoked paprika (regular can work, but smoked gives a better flavor profile)
1 tsp ground chili powder or, for more spice, cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 TB Honey or molasses
4 TB avocado oil or olive oil
4 TB Apple Cider vinegar
1 TB Coconut amnios
Salt & Pepper to taste
Lamb or Goat:
Above but add oregano, thyme, rosemary, and a dash of red wine vinegar.
We will often substitute the oil for butter for our lamb.
It comes as hot and spicy, classic marinade, or citrus herb marinade
This is the best and healthiest marinade I have seen in stores. We've tried all three of them and love them; even one year old approved! She didn't even mind the hot & spicy that had a bit of a kick.