Homemade Dale’s Marinade and Sauce

Say bye-bye to ketchup. Upgrade your barbecue sauce. Transform the way you marinate your meat.

This homemade marinade and sauce trumps all others. The seasonings are out-of-this-world and it’s simple to make in your Vitamix blender. And by simple, I mean it takes one minute to measure and dump the ingredients into the blender container, plus 30 seconds to blend together. Voila.

If you’re not familiar with Dale’s Steak Seasoning, it’s a multipurpose marinade and sauce known for its saltiness (hence a low-sodium option is on the market). It provides a harmonious blend of soy sauce and Worcestershire with herbs.

People have been using this combo marinade and sauce since the mid-1900s, and it has been a staple in my pantry…until I decided to make it in my Vitamix. Although it’s worth the money from the supermarket, you can’t beat wholesome ingredients (no mono-sodium glutamate)!

And your handy Vitamix Aer Disc container will blend together the ingredients with ease and speed, leaving you with more money in your pocket, more room in your pantry, and more wholesome flavor in your food!

Add a tablespoon to your stir fry for an extra kick.

Mix some into your sloppy joe sauce.

This tastes amazing on your green beans.

Pour over your steak.

Spice up your mashed potatoes with some of this drizzled on top.

Homemade Dale’s Marinade and Sauce

Homemade Dale’s Marinade and Sauce

A “house” marinade that is perfect for all meats and most vegetables.


  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup water


  1. Combine all ingredients in the Vitamix Aer container. Blend on medium for 30 seconds until fully combined.
  2. Use immediately as a marinade or sauce, or store in the fridge for 1-2 months.

Try this kid-approved and guest-worthy pork tenderloin marinated in this sauce.

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