Spicy Garlicky Beef Marinade


This wonderful marinade uses spicy jalapenos, olive oil, elephant garlic, and fresh cilantro! This is good for carne asada and makes enough marinade for approximately 2 lbs of meat.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 tablespoons lime juice

  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons white vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • ¼ bunch chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 cloves elephant garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine olive oil, lime juice, jalapenos, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, cilantro, elephant garlic, sugar, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper in a large glass bowl. Add whatever meat you are planning on marinating, cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours. The meat will lose it's bright red color as it marinades in the acidic juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

274 Calories
28g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 274
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 117mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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