Guinness Marinade

Guinness Marinade on ribs

Gillian Vann / Stocksy United

  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 2 mins
  • Serving: 1 serving
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
298 Calories
1g Fat
57g Carbs
13g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 298
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2027mg 88%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 13g
Calcium 292mg 22%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a classic marinade, full of flavor with really good beer! You don't have to use Guinness, but make sure to use a good stout for this recipe. This marinade works well for most meats and vegetables.


  • 4 ounces Guinness Stout Beer (at room temperature)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Vidalia onion (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon shallots (you can use white tips of green onion)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ​tarragon (fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley (fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Finely chop garlic, shallot, and onion and place in a small bowl.

  2. Add chopped fresh parsley and tarragon, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, Guinness beer, soy sauce, and seasonings then mix well to combine.

  3. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes so flavors can blend together.

  4. Marinate beef, lamb, and pork for 4 to 24 hours. Chicken and poultry for 2 to 8 hours, and vegetables and meat substitutes for 1 hour.

  5. Once you have finished marinating, place the unused marinade in a small saucepan and reduce it for one or two minutes until slightly thickened.

  6. Add more beer to the marinade at this stage if desired.

  7. This can be served as a sauce or cooled completely and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for future use. The mixture will stay good for up 5 days.