I came up with this as an alternative to my “Red Wine & Mustard Marinade“. Last time, (and the first time) I smoked venison in my “Smoked Red Wine & Mustard Venison Bites“, that’s what I used, and I wanted to smoke the venison in a sweeter marinade this time.
So I came up with this much sweeter version of a marinade and smoked the last of my venison. I wanted to keep the vinegar aspect of it to help break the venison down and keep it nice and tender, but I went with apple cider vinegar this time.
This marinade should work well with any meat, especially red meat. The sugar creates a nice sweet crust when grilled or smoked.
Sweet Apple Cider Marinade
1 cup Apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1) Mix all the ingredients together in microwave safe bowl.
2) Microwave on high for 30 seconds to dissolve the cinnamon. Put it in a sealable container and chill it to under 40 degrees F before mixing with meat to keep away that nasty old bacteria!