Steak marinade recipe for flank or skirt steak

Fiesta Steak Marinade

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • 8 hours for marinating:
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This steak marinade will turn any night into a fiesta! The simple ingredients in this marinade will make the most tender, addicting steak ever!



  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro, left whole for easy removal after marinating


  1. Add all the ingredients except the cilantro to a small bowl and whisk to combine. Pour the marinade into a glass dish or a resealable bag and then add your steak and the cilantro.
  2. Toss the steak in the marinade to coat the steak well on all sides, then cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove the steak from the marinade and remove most of the marinade by blotting the steak with paper towels. There is oil in this marinade so you don’t want it to flare up on the grill.
  4. Grill your steak over medium heat (about 400-425) for about 4-5 minutes on each side for medium rare. Add more cooking time to your steak to get the temperature that you prefer.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information for this marinade is for a 2 1/2 pound flank steak that will typically feed about 6 people. Most of the marinade is left behind so the amounts are actually much less that what is listed here.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

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