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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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings
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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 2% DV; carbohydrates 3.5g 1% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 812.3mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (2)

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Most helpful positive review

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
4 Ratings
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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
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
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