Our local grocery store recently had the new marinades and anytime sauces from Stubb’s BBQ on sale. Now, I usually make my own marinades and sauces, but the bottles caught my eye. I took a glance and liked what I saw: chunky natural ingredients in flavors that sounded bold. I like bold flavors. So I bought a few bottles of each one that they had: chicken, beef and pork marinades, and green chile, sweet black pepper, and Texas Sriracha sauces. I did not get the injectable marinades, and sadly, our store did not have the Texas Steakhouse marinade (I’ll keep looking for it, though.It sounds great: a combination of ancho chiles, garlic, and onion).
My experience with Stubb’s marinades and anytime sauces has been really, really positive. I loved every bottle, although I loved the Texas Sriracha and beef marinades the most. I will definitely always keep a few bottles on hand since they all make for quick-and-easy marinades for dinner. The Texas Sriracha is also a great substitute for your ‘usual’ Sriracha sauce.
Although Stubb’s has divided them into marinades and sauces, I feel they can all be used as either marinades or sauces. When marinating I generally let whatever I’m marinating ‘get happy’ for at least 3 hours, turning every hour or so to make sure every inch gets the full flavor. The sauces can be used as-is, just drizzle over your favorite dishes. Any of the flavors would also be great for dipping chicken nuggets, deep fried shrimp, you name it.
Here are just a few of the things I made. I started by using the Texas Sriracha on grilled wings. Man, the Texas Sriracha is gooooood! Nice little kick with southwestern spice. Definitely great. Outstanding!
I used the pork marinade on grilled pork tenderloins. Nothing fancy, but mighty tasty, with a blend of chile peppers, lime and ginger. The pork marinade would also be great on chicken.
The chicken marinade was used on butterflied chicken breasts that I then grilled and served on buns as great sandwiches. The chicken marinade has a blend of citrus, onion and garlic and would also be great on pork.
The beef marinade was fantastic on thinly-sliced beef, which I cooked along with chicken that was marinated in the chicken marinade in a great grilled stir-fry dinner. Yum! The beef marinade has a great mix of soy, red pepper and garlic. It’s great on beef, and is outstanding on a steak, which I also made.
I used the sweet black pepper sauce to marinate thinly-sliced ribeye steak, which I grilled and used for a quick steak-and-cheese sandwich, which had a nice peppery flavor, with a bit of sweetness. I added pepperjack cheese to offset the sweetness just a bit.
The green chile sauce was surprisingly good. It definitely has a spicy kick to it, with a hint of lime. I poured it over soft tacos, and man, was it ever mighty tasty good. It’d be great as a marinade too, but boy, it was sure fantastic as a sauce and would make any Tex-Mex dish really pop.
And my favorite? Texas Sriracha loaded grilled cheesesteak sandwiches. I marinated thinly-sliced ribeye (again!) for 3 hours, then fired up my grill with the griddle inserted. I grilled some sweet onion and bell pepper, then added the marinated beef. Once the beef was done I topped it with mozzarella, then it was onto Hoagie rolls for a delicious meal!
So if you run across some Stubb’s marinades or sauces in your grocery store, grab some. You won’t regret it. And grab some of Stubb’s BBQ sauces too. They’re great as-is, or as a base for making your own homemade BBQ sauce.
Stubb’s marinades and anytime sauces rate highly on the ‘Mater Rater.