Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

To tenderize, a marinade must contain an acidic ingredient such as lemon juice, wine, vinegar or yogurt; the acid penetrates meat fibers to help tenderize them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix ingredients.
  2. Pour marinade in a heavy-duty seal-able plastic bag or a glass dish. Select dishes in which the foods will fit snugly but lie flat.
  3. Turn food occasionally during marinating so that all sides are equally exposed to the marinade. Marinade at least 30 minute but remember the longer time marinading the more tender and favorable the meat.
  4. Grill or cook food.
Most Helpful

This was so good! I sliced the steak before I marinated it and I only put it in the marinade for about half an hour, then flipped it for another half hour. I also used the last of the lime juice we had on hand and a splash of lemon juice. We also did not have any Tabasco so I used our Texas Pete hot sauce. Man, this was wonderful! I cannot believe how well the marinade soaked into the meat in that little bit of time. And the acid definitely broke it down and made it tender. The entire family raved over these fajitas! I will be using this again and again!

PSU Lioness January 28, 2011

My husband loves this marinade.

tammyzemail August 11, 2011