Looking for flavorful beef without a lot of work? It's easy: Grab a plastic bag or shallow baking dish, insert beef, pour in marinade and refrigerate.
It's best to plan ahead for this one, too, and take 5 minutes to start the process the night before or the morning of. Then, when dinner time is 30 minutes off, your steak or burgers are already fully seasoned and ready for the grill, the pan, the pot, the oven or the wok.
Even if you forget to bag the beef early, you can marinate for 20 or 30 minutes and still get great taste.
And there's another reason to marinate: It can hinder the formation of cancer-causing compounds that can result from grilling, broiling or frying beef.
Try it tonight:
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