Cilantro & Lime Beef and Chicken Marinade

You’ve likely noticed a trend from the past couple of posts; some lovely mexican inspired salsa and black bean salad. Well it was all part of a wonderful soft taco dinner.  Charles made a marinade for the meat.  We used a couple of chicken breasts and a flank steak.  The combination was delicious; the only thing it lacked was salt; somehow in the middle of everything we’d forgotten the salt so after cooking we sprinkled some on.   It may have benefited from having some salt in the mix.  Here, however, is the marinade as we made it.


Cilantro & Lime Beef and Chicken Marinade

  • 1 Tbs cumin seed ~ crushed
  • 2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbs mexican oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic ~ minced
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime ~ juiced
  • 2 Tbs fresh cilantro ~ chopped

Combine all ingredients.  In a plastic bag combine marinade and meat of choice.  We made 2 recipes ~ one for chicken and one for the pound flank steak.  Refrigerate and allow to marinate for a couple of hours before grilling.

Charcoal is great for grilling but a gas grill works well too.

Cook over hot grill until desired doneness; medium rare is perfect for the flank steak.

Serve with soft taco shells, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa verde, black bean and corn salad, or any desired toppings.

Enjoy ~ Kimberly