Carne Asada Marinade

Carne asada marinade recipe

​The Spruce

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
481 Calories
28g Fat
49g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 481
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7535mg 328%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 11g
Calcium 301mg 23%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

While Carne Asada usually means beef, this marinade works just as well on chicken or pork. If you want to put together a delicious Mexican dish, then this is a great marinade to start with.


  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoon salt (use less, if preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage (chopped, or 1/2 teaspoon dried sage)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh savory (or 1/2 teaspoon dried savory)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for carne asada marinade
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  2. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly until salt has dissolved.

    Mix ingredients
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  3. If making ahead of time, store in an airtight container in a refrigerator for up to 5 days after preparation.


  • Marinate red meats and pork for 4 to 12 hours.
  • Poultry should be marinated for about 2 to 4 hours.
  • Fish, seafood, and vegetables for 30 minutes.