Carne Asada Marinade

Carne Asada Marinade

Carne Asada typically means beef, this Carne Asada Marinade recipe is also good with chicken or pork. If you're looking for an authentic Mexican dish, then this is an awesome marinade to start with.

Carne Asada is an authentic Mexican dish and the real secret to optimum flavor key is in mastering the marinade. Your choice of meat is critical and I'm partial to skirt steak but you can also use flank steak or flat iron steak.The acid from the citrus juices also tenderizes even the toughest cuts of meat.

For a Cuban flavoring twist I recommend using our Mojo Seasoning for the seasoning in this marinade. The juice in the marinade marries perfectly with the citrus zest in the seasoning blend. Our Mojo Seasoning is hand blended with a fragrant combination of garlic, black pepper, lime, orange, cumin and onion.

The Tex-Mex version of this is served with flour tortillas and for a healthier alternative you can also use whole wheat flour tortillas. Serve with fresh Pico De Gallo, reduced fat Mexican style shredded cheese and some homemade guacamole. For a more authentic dish, serve with a side of rice and beans (cooked fresh of course).

This skirt steak marinade recipe is a very good source of protein and vitamin B12, a good source of Zinc and is low in Sodium. The downside? This recipe is high in saturated fat. 


  • 24 oz. Skirt Steak
  • 1/2 Cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Lime Juiced
  • 1 Lemon Juiced
  • 1 Orange Juiced
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 3 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoon Mexican Oregano


  1. Mix all of the ingredients (except for the olive oil) together
  2. Next slowly pour in the olive oil while stirring thoroughly
  3. Let marinade set for 10 minutes before using
  4. Take your skirt steak and cut it the length of the meat (with the grain) and no more than 1/2" thick
  5. Marinate in a large plastic bag for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator. For best results remove it from the fridge and let it set at room temperature for 10-20 minutes

When cooking be sure that you are using a hot grill (you can use a skillet or a Foreman Grill but the results will be quite as spectacular). Turn the heat down to medium high and then place the meat on the grill. Cook for 5-7 minutes per side. Be careful not to overcook.

Once you've removed the meat from the heat let it set for about five minutes so that the juices get redistributed throughout the meat before slicing. When you are doing the final slicing make sure to keep the cuts thin and cut across the grain.

Serves: 6

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories 259
Protein 21.0g
Carbs 4.2g
Fat 16.9g
Sat Fat 5.7g
Trans Fat 0g
Fiber .4g
Sodium 81.7mg
Sugar 2.0g


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