Use for flank or skirt steak (or meat of choice). Make sure that all surfaces of the meat have contact with the marinade. Allow to marinate up to 2 hours; cook as desired. I generally grill a flank steak for sandwiches or tacos when I'm feeling the need for something fun. It's got a Southwestern flair to it, but is still agreeable enough for my 4-year-old's palate. Or build a sandwich or some fajitas with some grilled onions and roasted red peppers... Delicious!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
cup marinade
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place oil, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, onion, honey, cumin, garlic, salt, black pepper, chipotle, and coriander in a gallon-sized zip-top bag. Mix thoroughly.

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Cook's Note:

Substitute parsley for the cilantro if preferred.

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

185 calories; protein 14.1g; carbohydrates 6.3g; fat 11.7g; cholesterol 25.3mg; sodium 610.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2018
I made two different carne asada recipes last night and they were both great. There were things I liked better about this recipe but the one thing I did like better about the other one was that it used beer in the marinade. I doubled the chipotle pepper for extra kick but that was the only change I made. Next time I will ditch the honey and add some beer. Regardless this is an excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/09/2018
I made two different carne asada recipes last night and they were both great. There were things I liked better about this recipe but the one thing I did like better about the other one was that it used beer in the marinade. I doubled the chipotle pepper for extra kick but that was the only change I made. Next time I will ditch the honey and add some beer. Regardless this is an excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2019
This is my favorite recipe for steak marinade that I ve tried to date. I love it! Usually I make it as written but I have made it without cilantro before when I forgot to pick it up at the market and it was still good. I ve also used it on chicken with good results. But I like it on steak best even cubed and skewered.:) The meat comes out very tender and flavorful and serves well on salad plain with sides or as a sandwich wrap or taco. I love that the serving options are nearly endless with this. Definitely a go-to in my recipe box now! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2020
After marinading , I put it (and the juices) in the slow cooker for 4 hours and used it for street tacos. Super moist & tender and it fell apart perfectly. Whole family loved it (ages 5-50). My changes: I used 1/2 the salt...no one complained; they still loved it. I didn't have any ground chipotle, so I substituted with 1/2 amount of cayenne pepper and added a little liquid smoke to mimic the smokey chipotle flavor. Finally, I used some orange zest and fresh-squeezed juice as I didn't have enough fresh limes. Read More
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