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Does anyone ever marinate meat with V8?

ipsedixit Jul 27, 2006 05:31 PM

I got about 250 bottles of V8 sitting at home.

Don't drink the stuff and don't like the tast of it.

Thinking about cooking with it.

Possible? Maybe as a marinade?

Do advise.

Thanks 'hounds.

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    himbeer Aug 10, 2006 11:44 PM

    sloppy joes!

    i still don't have a pleasing recipe down yet.

    but yes, i'm only rarely in the mood for a v8, but it is so nutritious. so much better to donate that then a case of soda.

    1. coll Aug 10, 2006 11:33 PM

      It's great in chili, or tomato based soups, or really anything tomato based. Add to lentil soup, for example.
      As is Bloody Mary mix, which I sometimes have a bottle of and use up that way.

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      1. re: coll
        geg5150 Aug 10, 2006 11:38 PM

        Yep, I've used it in soups and stews. Pretty much anywhere that you would use a tomato sauce, V8 will work.

        I can't believe no one has asked yet...Why do you have all of the V8 if you don't drink it?

      2. LindaWhit Aug 10, 2006 08:39 PM

        Yes, I've got a recipe that uses some V8, but not an awful lot of it (1 cup or so per recipe?). I think withalonge's idea of donating it to a food bank is a good idea.

        1. Infomaniac Jul 27, 2006 06:06 PM

          I've marinated chicken and beef with V8 juice before. I usually use it when I make stuffed vegetables(peppers, tomato, yellow squash/zucchini) or cabbage and use it instead of tomato sauce and/or broth.

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            cheryl_h Jul 27, 2006 05:41 PM

            I wonder if you could use it as a base for gazpacho?

            1. withalonge Jul 27, 2006 05:38 PM

              not sure about cooking with it... but...

              V8 will do in a pinch for bloody mary's.... once doctored up with horse-radish, celery salt and worteschire (sp) sauce... it is not bad... why not have a brunch and get rid of a few bottles that way.

              and you could always make a nice donation to the local food bank, they will probably gladly take the lot.

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