Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Beef Marinade (for Carne Asada)

We used this to marinate some flank steak for carne asada yesterday and it was fantastic. The flavor was strong and absolutely fantastic.  I made a side of black beans and some homemade salsa and we had the perfect Father's Day meals.  It was one of the meals where I was anxious for the leftovers the next day.  This stuff is seriously awesome.

3/4 lb. flank steak (or flap steak, etc.)
1 T vinegar
1 T, 1 t soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lime, juiced
1-2 T orange juice
2 T olive oil
1/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 t white pepper
1/4 t garlic powder
1/4 t chili powder
1/4 t oregano
1/4 t cumin
1/4 t paprika

I also added several Tablespoons of minced, fresh cilantro since we were using the meat for a Mexican dish.

Marinate 1-8 hours, turning several times throughout.

Cook your meat, however you desire, although my preference is to grill it.