I really liked this marinade but it was screaming to be revised in order to deliver authentic Mexican flavor! There is just WAY TOO MUCH soy sauce in this recipe and not enough Mexican flavor to balance out the Asian underbelly of soy.
So, here's what I did and I recommend these alternations in the future for anyone that using this recipe. I added a few tablespoons of tequila and doubled the lime (4 limes instead of two). I also used a mild/medium Mexican chili spice blend instead of regular chili and this seemed to make a big difference. Extra dried oregano as well. And a few dashes of liquid smoke (optional).
Post-alternations, it worked really well and the beef that we marinated this in was tender and had a wonderful flavor with a hint of tequila. Because it was not too spicy, our three year old enjoyed it as well but if you like heat, add more chili. Chipotle would give it a nice smoky flavor but it is a very very hot chili so be take it easy.
Next time, I will cut the soy sauce in half and see how it goes.
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I really liked this marinade but it was screaming to be revised in order to deliver authentic...