Recipe By Olivia
Published Jun 4th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 2 /3 cup Calories 46.9

This tasty marinade, featuring lime, tequila, and cumin is the perfect way to create a memorable meal! Use on beef and grill, roast, or cook meat as directed in your recipe.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup tequila
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon dried, crushed Mexican oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Whisk together lime juice, tequila, garlic, cilantro, oregano, cumin, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. 2 To use the marinade, pour into a resealable bag, and add 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of chosen meat (such as flank steak). Press the air out of the bag and seal tightly. Marinate in the refrigerator 8 to 24 hours.
  3. 3 Remove meat from the refrigerator and discard marinade. Cook meat as directed in your recipe.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 46.9
  • Carbohydrate 3.3 g
  • Fat 0.3 g
  • Fiber 0.5 g
  • Protein 0.5 g
  • Sodium 3.2 mg
  • Sugar 0.4 g


  1. 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 like fajitas. There may need to be an adjustment to the salt but please do NOT use soy salt use SALT!
  2. 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 this again.
  3. 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 this marinate for 8 hours and grilled it over charcoal. I cut up some onion and pepper and sauteed - Read more ...
  4. I marinaded 24 hours; a very short marinade might have been okay. With the tequila and lime combo it had a weird sour flavor.
  5. 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, I was running low on tequila, so a little white rum got mixed in, too. Topped the steak with - Read more ...
  6. 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 steak and the fajitas were great!! I'll make this marinade for fajitas over and over again. Thanks for - Read more ...
  7. 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, trimmed it well and sliced it thin. sliced up 1/2 a onion and dumped it along - Read more ...
  8. 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 and also threw in a little extra tequila and lime juice.
  9. 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 fresh cilantro homemade salsa mexican cheese and sour cream. My husband and my two year old loved it. I wouldn't - Read more ...

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