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Carne Asada Marinade Recipe

Carne Asada Marinade

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"This simple garlic and olive oil rub is a great way to marinate beef steaks before grilling."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    2 hrs 5 mins


  1. In a medium bowl, mix extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Place beef into the mixture. Rub mixture into the meat. Cover bowl and allow beef to marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours before grilling as desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

This is the true Carne Asada recipe, except you are supposed to use lime juice instead of lemon juice. Try using 2 tablespoons instead too. This will give you the true Carne Asada taste. This simple taste, however, does not cater to everyone. I simply love it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 04, 2013

Nada, zippo, NOTHING like Mexican Carne Asada. I waisted some expensive skirt steak on this lemony ick of a marinade. Not going to try this ever again!

Sep 16, 2003

This is an easy to prepare recipe, with excellant flavor. Since I moved from California, I cannot get Carne Asada Burrito's anywhere, so when I saw this recipe, I had to try it. With the right meat, this makes a hell of a Carne Asada Burrito.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was not as flavorable as I would of like it to be. But the good thing about it is that you can add your own seasoning to it. I used cumin and red chili powder. Used limes instead of lemons. Marinated over night. Grilled it. Taste Great!

May 05, 2005

My husband grew up in a hispanic household in San Francisco and ate often at the great taquerias in the city. I used this marinade on some top sirloin steaks, and he said this is the taste he grew up with. He said it was "perfect!". I'll definately hang on to this recipe!

Jun 18, 2007

Love Carne Asada and with the addition of some fresh orange juice and grated orange rind (both suggestions from friends in Mexico) tastes just like the taco stands!

Jan 25, 2004

only thing i changed was i added onion salt instead of regular and chilli powder(of medium spice), i cut up 2 lbs carne asada into thin strips and marinaded for 5 hours. I then drained off most of the marinade and browned the meat in a skillet over med heat and used them in burritos. Very tender. I loved this recipe and so did my hubby. I will make this again.

Jan 25, 2004

This is by far the easiest marinade to make but it is wonderful and the meat, shrimp (Kabobs), veggies etc. are very tasty and tender.


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