Carne Asada Marinade


I used flap meat for this carne asada recipe.

This marinade gives a pretty good citrus-lime flavor and the beer is not very noticeable. I made this for my someone who could not take much spiciness so I did not make it spicy at all. Next time I want to experiment with JalapeƱos, Habaneros, or maybe Fresno Chiles.


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • A little less than 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup Stone Brewery IPA beer


Mix all ingredients in a zip lock bag

Pound the carne asada with a mallet or roll with a rolling pin (don’t flatten out very much)

Add meat to zip lock bag with marinade.

Refrigerate in bag in a pan (in case it leaks) for 4-8 hours.


Cook on a stove, grill, or broil in oven.


I roughly followed this recipe:


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