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Carne Asada Marinade

This carne asada marinade is full of delicious flavors and it really brings out the flavor of the meat. The meat is marinated in citrus juice, vinegar, and spices, then cooked to perfection. The result is, a juicy and delicious cut of meat.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword carne asada, marinade, flap meat, grilled meat
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 313.03 kcal


Carne Asada Marinade

  • 2 lbs. flap meat
  • ¼ orange juice
  • ¼ lime juice
  • ¼ avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro packed
  • 1/4 Onion thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 Jalapeno small – finely chopped, deveined, and deseeded
  • 2 tomatoes medium - finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoons onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt to taste


Carne Asada

  1. Place the orange juice, lime juice, avocado oil, vinegar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Whisk together until well combined. Then add the flap meat, cilantro, and onions. Massage all the ingredients into the meat. Let it marinade for at least 2 hours, but for best results marinade it overnight.

  2. Once the meat has marinated, put it on a hot grill. Grill until it reaches the desired doneness. (Rare: 120-130 °F, Medium-rare: 130-140 °F, Medium: 140-150 °F, Well-done: 150-165 °F).

Pico de Gallo

  1. Finely chop the jalapeno, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Put it in a bowl, then add the lime juice, and salt to taste. Stir all ingredients and its ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Carne Asada Marinade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313.03 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.65g12%
Saturated Fat 2.82g18%
Cholesterol 138.34mg46%
Sodium 1339.5mg58%
Potassium 1100.49mg31%
Carbohydrates 6.95g2%
Fiber 1.31g5%
Sugar 3.11g3%
Protein 50.96g102%
Vitamin A 863.77IU17%
Vitamin C 17.47mg21%
Calcium 22.04mg2%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.