Carne Asada Rub and Marinade

Carne Asada Rub and Marinade
carne asada rub and marinade

Carne Asada Rub and Marinade

Carson Morby
The best carne asada rub and marinade flavor I could ever imagine! This stuff is great on beef, pork, chicken, and even fish!
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican



  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 4 Cloves Minced Garlic
  • 1 Diced Jalapeno (Seeds Removed)
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Pinch Salt and Pepper

Dry Rub

  • 2 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Pinch Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano


Marinade Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients really well in a bowl.  Pour mixture into large resealable bag with whatever meat your are using.  Let marinate in fridge for 4 hours to overnight.  Remove from fridge.  Take meat from the marinade and pat dry.  Discard marinade in trash.

Dry Rub Instructions

  • Mix all of the ingredients for the rub in a bowl.  Apply the rub liberally to the meat.  Grill or pan fry the meat until it reaches your preferred doneness.  I prefer medium rare.  Slice it up, put it in a tortilla with your favorite taco ingredients, and enjoy!  
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Blog Post

Brace yourself for one of the best Taco Tuesdays ever!  This is a two in one recipe that will take you on a flavor train ride.  Carne Asada is a super broad concept.  Pretty much every country, and every part of those countries have their own way of making Carne Asada.  To sum it up, Carne Asada is grilled beef.  With that, you can pretty much go anywhere.  Let me introduce you to my favorite way.

Let’s start with the marinade.  This is a super important step!  An awesome marinade helps to tenderize whatever cut of meat you are using, as well as let the flavor run through.  My marinade is super easy to make, and is really affordable.  The ingredients are super flavorful and easy to find at the grocery store.  Throw together cilantro, orange juice, lime juice, garlic, some spices, and other things to start your journey.  Let the beef marinate in these awesome ingredients for a few hours, and you are well on your way.

Now it’s time for the rub.  There are a lot of Carne Asada rubs out there, and you can use whatever you feel like.  This rub recipe is my favorite for Carne Asada.  I use this on a lot of food!  One of my favorite things to make, that I ate a lot of in Argentina, is Empanadas.  Empanadas are basically fancy hot pockets with much better flavors.  This rub has an awesome blend of spices, that I absolutely love!  Soak the beef in the marinade for a few hours, then throw this rub on, and your Carne Asada adventure will be a dream come true! Enjoy!