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Get Grilling This Season

6/18/2015, noon | Updated on 6/18/2015, 8:37 a.m.
Three marinades to make meats irresistible
Summer grilling tips (Family Features)

— Summertime is right around the corner, which means longer days, warmer nights and plenty of opportunities for backyard grilling. So fire up the grill, call up some old buddies and enjoy this beloved warm weather tradition.

Bringing family and friends together for a delicious al fresco feast is easy when you've got the right recipes on hand. Boring barbecue meats simply won't cut it - your guests deserve the best. Flavor-packed marinades are the best way to get your grill cooking this summer.

These easy-to-prepare marinades amp up your favorite grilled meats and feature the flavors of fresh herbs, garlic and a little spice from the many offerings of Texas Pete hot sauces. Available in several spice levels, these bold sauces add robust flavor for everyone who craves a little heat with their meat. Your favorite chicken, ribs and steaks will never be the same.

For more recipes that add flavor to your summertime backyard festivities, check out texaspete.com and chaddiction.com.

Spicy Rosemary and Garlic Marinade

1 cup Texas Pete Hotter hot sauce

2 tablespoons fresh minced rosemary

2 tablespoons fresh minced garlic

1/2 cup olive oil

Place all ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix well. Depending on cut of meat, marinate anywhere from 12-24 hours in refrigerator. Tender or small cuts of meat can marinate for 12 hours while tougher or larger cuts can marinate for up to 24 hours.

When ready, remove meat from marinade and scrape off excess from meat before cooking.

CHA!-Chup

1-2 cups CHA! by Texas Pete sriracha sauce

1 quart ketchup

Combine ketchup with the sriracha and mix well. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to use.

Spicy Five Spice Marinade

1 cup Texas Pete Hotter hot sauce

2 tablespoons Chinese five spice powder

1 tablespoon garlic, fresh, minced

1/2 cup olive oil