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On a budget? Grill cheap meats in gourmet fashion

You don't need the finest cuts of meat to eat like a king. All you really need is the right marinade. Here, Pat LaFrieda — a New York butcher and the star of "Meat Men" on the Food Network — shares mouthwatering ways to get pork shoulder chops and short ribs ready for the grill.

Blueberry marinade for pork shoulder chops

Ingredients

    • 1 cup red wine
    • 1 cup balsamic
    • 2 tabelspoons olive oil
    • 3 ounces shallots, cleaned and cut
    • 1/2 cup blueberries

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Wilt down the shallots in the olive oil until brown.Add in red wine and balsamic and bring to a boil. Reduce to half.In the final 5 minutes of simmering, add in 1/2 cup blueberries.Marinade pork chops in half of this mixture for at least an hour. Save the other half to drizzle over the finished grilled chops.

Short ribs Korean BBQ marinade

Ingredients

    • 2 pounds thinly sliced (1/3 inch) short ribs
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon sesame seed oil
    • 1 tabelspoon toasted sesame seeds
    • 3 cloves pressed garlic
    • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
    • 3 stalks finely chopped scallion
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

Baking Directions:

First score the meat using a knife. Then sprinkle each slice of meat with sugar and set aside.For the marinade, combine the soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, green onions, ginger, garlic and black pepper in small bowl.  Add marinade to meat. Let meat marinate for two hours. Grill on high heat.

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