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sliced carne asada on a plate with radishes avocados and tomatoes
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Best Carne Asada Seasoning Recipe

My Carne Asada Seasoning recipe adds so much flair to beef and is perfect for making homemade carne asada. Easy to mix and use in minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: carne asada seasoning, seasoning for carne asada
Servings: 7 Tablespoons
Calories: 9kcal


  • 1 container for mixing


  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice from 1 whole fresh lime
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 3 cloves garlic minced large cloves; use 3 if they're small; or ¾ teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Place orange juice, lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper in a plastic bag or container large enough to contain the meat you plan to marinate.
    2 Tablespoons lime juice, ¼ cup orange juice, 3 cloves garlic, ½ teaspoon cumin, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper
    carne asada ingredients on a tray
  • Add meat to the container and toss to coat. If marinating skirt, flank, or sirloin steak, marinate for at least 2 hours, but less than 8.
    seasoning meat with carne asada marinade
  • Alternatively, carne asada seasoning can be added to 1 lb. of ground beef! Mix through while cooking.
    crockpot taco meat in a wooden bowl with a spoon and green onions on top


  • If you'd like a bit of spice, add ½ teaspoon chili powder (or to your liking). Mexican chili powder is a great addition.
  • Freshly squeezed juice is the best for this dish. However, you can also use store-bought juice.


Serving: 1Tablespoon | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.1g | Protein: 0.1g | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 22mg | Calcium: 2mg