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Carne Asada Marinade

The absolute best Carne Asada Marinade recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Carne Asada, Carne Asada Marinade
Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 4 sirloin steaks (or meat of your choice)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Add the marinade to a container or bag with your meat.

  3. Place in the refrigerator and marinade for at least 24 hours. Turn the contents of the container or bag every so often.

  4. Add sliced bell pepper and onion to the marinading meat the same day you plan cooking or right as you are cooking your meat.