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Carne Asada Marinade

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


One of our favorite foods to eat on busy nights is tacos. We make a lot of ground beef, chicken, fish and shrimp tacos. My favorite are carne asada tacos. This marinade gives the meat a garlic citrus note that is so flavorful. You will want to plan ahead for this recipe. The meat has to marinate for 48 hours. To make the carne asada, just take the met out of the marinade and grill to your desired doneness. We like ours  medium. Then you slice it very thinly and chop the strips into tiny pieces. The best taco meat! Serve on warm corn tortillas with cilantro and onion .

Carne Asada Marinade

1/4 c olive oil
1 c malt vinegar
1/3 c lime juice
1/3 c orange juice
1 c water
2 T minced garlic
1 T ground black pepper
1 T salt
1 T cumin
1 T chili powder
1 T oregano
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 orange, sliced
1 onion, sliced into half moons
1/4 bunch cilantro, chopped
5-6 lb skirt steak

Combine all ingredients except the skirt steak in a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
Place the skirt steak in a shallow glass dish. Pour marinade over the meat and cover. Marinate for 48 hours in the refrigerator. Grill meat, slice, chop and serve.

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