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Living In: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Judy7905 is asking: (2 answers)
I want to make steak tacos for lunch. What can I marinate the steak in from things I have in the pantry?

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Last updated: Mar. 24, 2013 8:22 pm
Posted: Mar. 24, 2013 2:42 am
Answered by: Scotdog
Mar. 24, 2013 2:51 am
Mar. 24, 2013 2:52 am
A lot of times I'll just mix oil (whatever I have) with some kind of citrus - lime or lemon, I've even used grapefruit or oranges and then season it up depending on my mood.
Mar. 24, 2013 2:54 am
This one has a nice looking marinade with the recipes, she adds a bit of honey . . .
Mar. 24, 2013 5:04 am
i usually just make an italian type dressing(vinergarette) and marinade- the vinegar seems to tenderize and the herbs flavor--
Mar. 24, 2013 6:55 am
Thank you all!
Holiday Baker
Mar. 24, 2013 7:17 am
Regular taco seasoning works. I just made steak tacos with mango salsa the other day from this site. It called for packaged taco seasoning. It worked fine and was even better than others I have made from scratch for carne asada and other recipes.
Holiday Baker
Mar. 24, 2013 7:18 am
Answered by: Koriekiss
Mar. 24, 2013 7:42 am
not sure how packed your pantry is, but the marinade for "taqueria style tacos - carne asada" is wonderful!
Mar. 24, 2013 8:22 pm
While all of the above have some validity, you want to be careful. Using an aid such as citron, you are chemically cooking the meat in your marinade, and heat cooking it will just give you a tough and chewy result. So keep those acids out (including buttermilk) until the last hour or so. The more tender the beef cut, the less it needs any such assistance. If you like to accentuate the beef flavour, give it a bit of a bath in soya sauce and worcestshire; maybe a bit of a shower of garlic juice and some hot sauces (adjust your seasonings subsequently)
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