Daddy Hinkle’s Instant Meat Marinade is dedicated to the story of J. Frank Hinkle. Created by his grandchildren, the product line features wet and dry marinades that bring award-winning-steakhouse flavor to your table.
Daddy Hinkle’s father was born in 1860 in Missouri at the beginning of the Civil War. By the time his son, J. Frank, was born in 1886, the family had moved to Arkansas. Later, they would travel through Paris, Texas, and finally reach the Oklahoma Territory around the turn of the century.
He received a spotty education at best after moving from town to town following his father’s water-well drilling wagon. The young man was very much on his own at the age of 14 when his life of work and adventure began.
In search of his destiny, he traveled all over and worked at any job he could find. He finally found his calling in Texas. Oil was the new gold at the turn of the century, and he began in the oil fields as a roughneck. He worked his way up to driller then tool pusher. With parts from junkyards and by using his own hands, he built his first steam-driven oil rig.
As an oilman, Daddy Hinkle entertained a lot of people in restaurants and at home. He loved a good T-bone steak. His wife “doctored up” the steaks with a combination of garlic salt, tenderizer, celery salt, paprika, seasoned salt, pepper and everything else she could find in the kitchen cabinet.
Whatever the combination of seasonings, the steaks proved to be irresistible to everyone who dined with Daddy Hinkle. Since 1994, the marinades, seasonings and rubs have carried on the legacy of Daddy Hinkle.
The marinades and seasonings are sold at FRESH in a combination pack, dry seasoning on one side and wet seasoning on another. Daddy Hinkle’s is a two-part marinade that is easy to use and delivers superb flavor to all your favorite meats: steak, chops, grilled chicken, wild game, ribs, roast, brisket and more. Simply wet the meat with the liquid seasoning, and then sprinkle the dry seasoning on all sides. Puncture the meat with a fork in several places, and let stand for a few minutes at room temperature. Cook as desired and enjoy.
In addition to the original flavor, the dry seasoning also comes in a Southwest flavor that adds cumin and oregano to the mix. The dry seasoning is also great to sprinkle on grilled veggies or toss with roasted potatoes. It’s also delicious mixed into fry batters and anywhere you need a boost of flavor.