We don’t have a lot of time to cook, yet we love to prepare good meals for the family. Time-saving recipes and hints really help us a lot.

Today’s Texas Tip is about marinades. Marinating meat can make even the cheapest cuts tender and flavorful, but marinating takes up a lot of that valuable, non-existent TIME element that we just don’t often have.

We have, however, discovered a way to marinate the family’s beef, pork, chicken, and pretty much any kind of meat, without losing either flavor quality or time!

It’s easy, too. When you get home from the grocery store, re-package all the meat in strong freezer bags. Add the marinade to the bags and then put them in the freezer.

As the meat defrosts, it marinates itself!

As for the marinade itself. . . we usually just use one of the delicious Texas Pepper Jellies, Rib Candies, or Bird Baths. The sauce options are great when the grocery store is running a special and are able to get several different kinds of meat.

There is just something about having been frozen together, and then thawing together, that gives any kind of meat that absolutely delicious Texas perfection! And now, it’s ready to throw on the grill or the broiler!