Moroccan-Style Beef Marinade

Moroccan spices
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  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: About 3 1/4 cups (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
173 Calories
14g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: About 3 1/4 cups (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 173
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 272mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Protein 2g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*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.)

This marinade adds fantastic Moroccan-style flavor to just about anything. It's important to make this in advance so the flavors have time to blend.


  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL olive oil
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL ginger (fresh, minced)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL parsley (fresh, minced)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL cumin (ground)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL sherry
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL oregano (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL pepper (ground)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Marinate meats for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator. See Marinating Beef for marinating times.
  3. Store marinade in an airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week after preparation. Prepare mixture 24 hours in advance before marinating meats. This will allow the flavors to bloom.