Arrachera Beef Marinade

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"When not in Mexico I use this recipe to make my own Arrachera Beef, a marinaded flank steak. The beef is perfect for tacos, fajitas or chili. Please note that cooking time is actually the minimum time needed to marinade."

Original recipe yields 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (295.2 g)
  • Calories 439.5
  • Total Fat - 21.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 156.5 mg
  • Sodium - 1549.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 3 g
  • Protein - 50.3 g
  • Calcium - 76.7 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Whisk together garlic, olive oil, tequila, lime juice, salt, cumin and black pepper.

Step 2

Place flank steak in zip lock bag and pour in marinade. Chill at least 1 hour (but not more than 24 hours); turning often.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Ellie Eats

I used this marinade for steak to make beef burritos. They were delicious and just what I was looking for!

review by:
(13 Apr 2021)


This was very easy to prepare...I decreased the ingredients to marinade 1 pound of beef flank steak...I used the steak in your recipe prize winning chili...recipe # 1367...since that recipe called for chopping the steak...I chopped it before marinating...I plan on preparing this again and throwing it on the grill...thanks for sharing your recipe...

review by:
(31 Jan 2018)


I wanted to make beef fajitas for my hubby and I and this looked so good I couldn't pass it up! The meat came out so tender after marinating it for about 18 hours. I will definitely be using this again when we want Mexican!

review by:
(14 Aug 2013)