The best fajita marinade

I love fajitas! Lots of veggies: onion, peppers & cilantro along with the perfectly marinaded meat (chicken or steak) of your choice. Yum! Having a great fajita marinade makes them that much better. Here’s a good one!

One of my least favorite things to do is chop an onion, but my favorite tool in the kitchen makes it so fast and easy. Once the vegetables are all sliced up, toss in a tablespoon of vegetable oil before cooking.

The Best Fajita Marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 4 scallions, washed and cut in 1/2
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar or Mexican brown sugar
  • 1 pound steak or chicken, cut into pieces


In a blender, put in oil, soy sauce, scallions, garlic, lime juice, red pepper, cumin, and sugar and puree. In a large heavy duty, zip top bag, put pieces of steak (or chicken) and pour in marinade. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible. Allow steak to marinate for at least 1 hour in refrigerator.

Remove steak from bag and pat dry with paper towels before cooking.

Looks good, eh?

What’s for dinner at your house tonight?

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  1. 1

    Yum! I really like fajitas but I haven’t made my own before.

  2. 3
    julie Winz says:

    Wow! These look delish. I love fajitas and can’t wait to try this recipe. Looks so FRESH!

  3. 5

    darnit…I just got back from the grocery store. Next week. Our favorite marinade for carne asada is beer! Dave has a secret receipe. I’ll have to get him to share it.

  4. 7

    I cannot wait to try these. Drooling all over my keyboard right now…

  5. 8
    Shaunee says:

    Mmmmm! I love mexican food and those look fantastic! I’m going to give those a try next week.

  6. 9

    These look fantastic! I’m a sucker for Mexican food and love fajitas!

  7. 10

    These were amazing! We never make fajitas but you bet these will be in my rotation from now on! Yummy!!!!

  8. 11

    I have made this marinade over and over for the past year and I wanted to let you know that it is the BEST! So good.

  9. 12

    What is the tool that makes chopping onions so easy?

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