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grill mates brown sugar bourbon marinade

McCormick® Grill Mates® Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade

Try our distinctive blend of brown sugar, bourbon and red pepper. Whether you’re celebrating a holiday – or just the weekend – this value-sized marinade mix means more flavor for more meat. Just marinate chicken, beef, pork or shrimp. Grill and enjoy juicy, mouthwatering taste that will keep your guests coming back for more!
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Usage Tips

Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade
Makes 2/3 cup marinade.

1 package Grill Mates® Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade
1/4 cup oil
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons apple cider or white vinegar
2 pounds chicken, beef, pork or shrimp

1. Mix Marinade Mix, oil, water and vinegar in small bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons marinade for basting. Place meat or seafood in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade; turn to coat well.
2. Refrigerate 15 minutes or longer for extra flavor. (Marinate seafood no longer than 30 minutes.) Remove from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.
3. Grill, broil or bake until desired doneness, basting with reserved marinade halfway through cooking. Discard any remaining marinade.

Brown Sugar Bourbon Citrus Marinade: Mix Marinade Mix, 1/4 cup oil, and 2 tablespoons each orange juice and vinegar. Continue as directed.

Full Ingredients


Serving Size

1 tsp. dry mix

UPC Code

52100013848 (1.25oz)

Nutrition information (per Serving)

  • 10Calories
  • 0gTotal Fat
  • 0mgCholesterol
  • 400mgSodium
  • 2gCarbohydrates
  • 0gFiber
  • 1gSugar

Ratings & Reviews

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“Marinated pork chops and cook them on the grill.. Came out great....”

-@Charles Smith

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  • Marinated pork chops and cook them on the grill.. Came out great....

    Charles Smith | August 22, 2017 | Reply

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    I marinated the pork chops overnight

    Charles Smith | August 22, 2017 | Reply

  • Love the product, but I just bought 5 packs UPC 5210001384, states (CONTAINS BARLEY & RYE) I still have packs that do not include these ingredients, whats up ?

    Larry | July 31, 2017 | Reply

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    Hi Larry, We apologize for an confusion. This product has never had a gluten free declaration. The provider of the whiskey solids had a change to their product and it now includes the gluten protein Barley & Rye. We then updated our packaging to disclose this information. If any product has a Gluten Free claim, the product and the manufacturing line has been validated Gluten Free. The Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon is not currently available in a gluten free formulation. ~ Erica

    Moderator | August 02, 2017 | Reply

  • I used this marinade on beef roast and grilled it. It was delicious finger licking good. This marinade is a keeper in my family.

    Tanya Fealings | May 13, 2017 | Reply

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  • Love This!!!! Bone-in Rib-Eyes were Killer Good!

    Larry | October 06, 2016 | Reply

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  • This is the best tasting love ever I hope the McCormicks don't make a mistake by taking it off the market or changing the recipe.

    Jason | December 23, 2014 | Reply

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  • I love this seasoning. Can anyone tell me if it is Gluten Free? Thank you!

    Ratherbeeating | November 03, 2014 | Reply

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    Our Grill Mates Brown Sugar Bourbon Marinade does not contain gluten. We will always call out gluten in our ingredient statement if a product contains gluten. It will never be hidden!

    Moderator | June 23, 2017 | Reply

  • Used this with venison tenderloin! Let it sit in the frig for 30 minutes then sear on hot iron skillet for five minutes each side, WOW!

    Richard | March 06, 2014 | Reply

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  • I know this is "Grill" mates but used this on a 3lb frozen beef roast in the crockpot today. Can you say YUM! I just mixed the mix as directed and poured over roast with 1/2 sliced onion just because I could and set on high for 4 hours. I even used the excess in pot to make a very tasty brown gravy of sorts. Very pleased with this one!

    Jenetta | July 27, 2013 | Reply

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    Sounds good...I'll have to try it....

    Charles Smith | August 22, 2017 | Reply

  • Tried this today on some Ribeye Steaks ....DELICIOUS....and Juicy....will definitely keep this as one of my top seasoning

    Miss Bridget | July 03, 2013 | Reply

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  • Can't imagine this on beef or chicken due to sweetness, but it's really good on pork.

    Sandie | June 29, 2013 | Reply

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  • When I am not making chicken tacos, my chicken thighs wear this. 3 packets, 5# of chicken thighs, follow the recipe, grill the chicken and SLAP YO MOMMA!

    Louis Cohen | June 05, 2013 | Reply

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