Rating: 4.75 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This traditional Mexican carne asada marinade recipe will marinade 5 or 6 pounds of meat and can be easily halved or doubled. I've tried many carne asada recipes through the years, and this one outshines them all. The flavors are the most flavorful and authentic and the meat is pull-apart tender. I suggest marinating overnight for the best results. Muy delicioso!

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine soy sauce, olive oil, vinegar, orange slices, lime juice, orange juice, Worcestershire sauce, cilantro, garlic, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, oregano, and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.

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Cook's Note:

To marinate beef, place meat in a gallon-sized freezer bag or in the bottom of a shallow baking dish. Pour marinade on top of beef, close bag or cover dish, and marinate at least 1 hour before grilling.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

65 calories; protein 0.9g; carbohydrates 3.5g; fat 5.6g; sodium 812.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2018
Made as written and I really liked these. To me though they had more of an Asian flair rather than Mexican. I will say they were a lot more tender than the other recipes I made and they all marinated for the exact same amount of time. I made this for a friends Mexican celebration. They liked them but also preferred one of the other recipes I made that used sazon and beer in the marinade. Overall I was pleased with this and will make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2021
This was a great recipe! I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce to keep it gluten-free. I made a different carne asada marinade the night before and this one was so flavorful! I marinated it and cooked it in the slow cooker and then shredded it. I used chuck roast cut up into small pieces. I will definitely be making this recipe again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2021
I should have read the comment at the top about how much this makes. It was a HUGE amount of marinade for my puny 1 lb flank steak. Delicious though! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2018
My son loves this recipe! And an easy week night meal. I make the marinade in the morning and marinate meat all day. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2021
Total hit- everyone raved about how delicious it was! I made this with 2 lbs of skirt steak for Mother’s Day (… because moms like to BBQ, too). Used a ceramic grill and cooked to medium, the cut into slices and served with fresh pico and small, warm, fluffy flour tortillas. Absolutely necessary to marinate overnight. I got a little lazy and used garlic powder, skipped the oregano, and used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. Glad I didn’t skip the orange slices because they really make a difference. Great recipe- thank you! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/29/2021
This was pretty good but it didn't scream "carne asada" flavors to me. It was still good though and everyone enjoyed it. I boiled the marinade to make a sauce. I used flat iron steak which is a lot cheaper than skirt steak (and more tender, and leaner and healthier, though not traditional). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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