How to Marinate Carne Asada With 5 Ingredients

The key to a good barbecue is carne asada. Even if you have all that fancy stuff on the grill, you gotta make sure you have some good ol’ marinaded skirt steak grilling along side the rest. I sometimes buy my carne asada marinated already, but for those people that don’t have a carniceria close by, this is how you do it at home. With these quick tips you will have a marinaded carne asada in no time.

  • Carne Asada Ingredients 1 of 4

    These ingredients can be found anywhere in the country. 

  • Orange Layer 2 of 4

    Place peeled and cut oranges on a plate. Squeeze juice from orange. 

  • Skirt Steak 3 of 4

    Feel free to use skirt steak or flap steak.

  • Cover In Greens 4 of 4

    Pour beer and soy sauce on meat them cover in cilantro and green onion. Place in fridge over night or until ready for bar-b-que. Allow to marinade for a minimum of 4 hours. 

Ingredients for Carne Asada Marinade:

  • 2 – pounds flap steak or skirt steak
  • 3 – juicy oranges
  • 1/4 – cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 – cup mexican beer (I use modelo)
  • 1- cup mixture of cilantro leaves and chopped green onion
  • salt to taste


  1. Cut and peel oranges and lay on a plate. Squeeze a couple of slices to get some juice on the plate. 
  2. Then carefully place meat on top of oranges.
  3. Pour soy sauce in to beer, and mix, then pour over the top of the meat.
  4. Season with some salt
  5. Sprinkle with green mixture of cilantro/green onion.
  6. Slide the whole plate of meat with liquid and all into a giant plastic ziplock or a plastic bag with no holes.
  7. Place in the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours.
  8. Grill or cook in a pan.
  9. Enjoy!


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