Beef Fajita Marinade

Beef Fajita Marinade

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"This tasty marinade, featuring lime, tequila, and cumin is the perfect way to create a memorable meal!"


15 m servings 47 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 47 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.3g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk together lime juice, tequila, garlic, cilantro, oregano, cumin, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. To use the marinade, pour into a resealable bag, and add 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of flank steak. Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 to 24 hours.
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  1. 29 Ratings


This is a good fajita marinade for about 1/2 pound of meat. I did add a couple tablespoons of olive oil to tenderize the meat along with a teaspoon of liquid smoke (personal preference). I let ...

i was in a pinch and had to hurry up because it was so late! i didn't have cumin or cilantro (don't like it much anyway) but had everything else. i bought a sirloin steak - about 3/4" thick, t...

This was good but needed some tweaking. It didn't make nearly enough for 1 1/2 pounds of meat so I added a couple tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and about a teaspoon of worcestershire an...

Boy is this good! I thinly sliced strip steak and let it sit in the fridge for several hours in the marinade. Then I sauteed onions and mushrooms with the meat. Served it with tortillas, fres...

Used this on about 20 pounds of flank steak this weekend. Wow! I wasn't very exact with the measurements, but after marinating most of the day, it was the best flank steak I've ever made. Also, ...

There was WAAAY too much of the lime flavor. I marinaded the steak for about 6 hours! It was slightly spicey but the only real flavor was the lime. It smelled wonderful but I will not be making ...

I marinaded 24 hours; a very short marinade might have been okay. With the tequila and lime combo it had a weird sour flavor.

That is what supposed to be what fajitas taste like! This is an excellent authentic southwestern marinade! Really good flavor, thanks for posting the recipe, now I can make fajitas that TASTE ...

This was wonderful!! I didn't have tequila, so I skipped that and I also didn't have the cilantro, so i just used 1 tbls. puerto rican sofrito which I had on hand. I used chicken instead of st...