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Carne Asada marinade

Discussion in 'Beef' started by texican, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Greetings everyone,

    I am going to grill up some Carne Asada (Fajitas to many) and was wondering if anyone had a good recipe for the marinade/rub. I used to go to a Carniceria (Mexican meat market) in Escondido, CA and get the "Ya Preparada" (Already prepared) but have not found a good one up hear in Sunny Seattle yet. So I have a good quality meat i am going to marinate and grill up sometime soon.

    I have seen a few on other sites but wanted to know if any SMF Amigo's had a good one they have used. 


  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I also use a Mexican store brand for such marindaes in fact I too used one yesterday for last nights dinner. But I don't know I good recipe for a home made marinade.
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

     We know that place. Escondido is only about 30 minutes from here. Send ChefRob a PM he will have a good one for ya. I have some adobo rub that is going on my next one
  4. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

     here's one I use, sorry about the font size - didn't think before I cut and pasted

    Carne Asada

    3 lb. thinly sliced round steak or loin flap

    Mix in large bowl or casserole:

    1-1/2 cups olive oil

    4 Tbsp. chile powder (1 or several types, total)

    3 Tbsp. chopped garlic

    1 Tbsp. kosher salt

    2 tsp. red pepper flakes

    2 Tbsp. lime juice

    (red onion pieces if desired)

    Coat steak slices well in marinade. Cover and marinate in fridge up to 24 hours.

    Cook about 2 min. per side on hot grill.
  5. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    I used to live in Escondido also, 15 years ago. Try evoo, chile powder, lime juice and jalapeno juice, garlic and onion powder. Let it sit a few hours max or the lime juice will start cooking the meat.
  6. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here's what ya do. get your flank or skirt steak or even a "london broil" sliced across the grain into sheets. For the marinade, combine a half gallon of orange juice, a bunch of orange zest and some slices of the orange you just zested. Toss in some some onion, finely chopped cilantro and some s&p as desired. You can even dash in a little worchester and some hot sauce.. Let this marinate come together for a while then add the meat and let it soak for a few hours or overnight..
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  8. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

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  9. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    just made some last week........

    3-4 oranges juiced

    2 limes juiced

    1/2 c olive oil

    1 onion

    3 cloves garlic

    2-3 japs

    1 bunch cilantro


    1 small package of achiote paste

    put all in blender and run untill smooth......add a little water if needed

     i pound with a malet and then marinate for 2-3 hrs, grill and make sure you have a big stack of warm tortillas.