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Best Ever Carne Asada Marinade

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"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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15 m servings 65
Original recipe yields 20 servings


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  1. 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.


  • 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

Per Serving: 65 calories; 5.6 3.5 0.9 0 812 Full nutrition

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My son loves this recipe! And an easy week night meal. I make the marinade in the morning and marinate meat all day.

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 mari...