Tequila Carne Asada Marinade

Tequila Carne Asada Marinade
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  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups (servings)

Whether you are making Carne Asada or not, this is a great marinade for most meats, especially beef. The acid from the citrus juices will tenderize the toughest cuts of meat and the tequila will give it a unique flavor.


  • 1/4 cup/60 mL tequila
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL lime juice
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL orange juice
  • 2-4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cumin (powder)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL chili powder (mild)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons/7.5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass or plastic bowl, and mix thoroughly.

  2. Marinate beef for 4 to 8 hours, pork and poultry for 2 to 4 hours, and seafood for no more than 20 minutes in a zip-top bag in the refrigerator.
    If you make the marinade a day in advance and let it sit in the refrigerator, the flavors will have more time to combine.