On this date in 1994, George Foreman, at the age of 45, became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he defeated 26-year-old Michael Moorer in front of more than stunned 12,000 spectators at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Foreman dedicated his upset (Moorer entered the ring undefeated) to “all my buddies in the nursing home and all the guys in jail.”
In honor of Big George, mix up his Garlic Wine marinade, pull out your George Foreman Grill and grill something. The marinade is great on chicken and beef.
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Marsala wine
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
Combine all ingredients for the marinade in a shallow glass bowl. Add meat and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.