Vodka Marinated Chuck Roast

This one was improvised by looking at a recipe, realizing I didn't have most of the ingredients, and adding my own instead. This is of course, typical for me as everyone knows I preach the idea of using recipes as 'guidelines' and making them your OWN. Play with your food! So this is what I ended up with and we loved it so much I have 2 t-bone steaks marinating in it right now!

Vodka Marinated Chuck Roast

1/2 c oil
1/2 c lime juice
1/2 c soy sauce
1/3 c vodka
1/4 c dried parsley
6-8 garlic cloves, chopped or minced
2 t grated lime peel (1 t dried)
2 t ground cumin
2 t dried Italian seasoning (or use oregano if you are out)
1 t ground black pepper
1 roast, 4 steaks or heck, try it on chicken and let me know how it turns out!

Whisk all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and pour over a roast or steaks in a dish, pan or large plastic baggies. Seal or cover and refrigerate 8 hours or even up to 24 if love a strong flavor. Heat the grill, discard marinade and grill over medium low heat for a roast until done to your desired level. I like mine pink. I turned up the heat at the end to give it a nice dark color and crisp up the remaining bits of fat on the edges.


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