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May 042013

Corona Beer Marinade

Getting a bottle of Corona for cooking purposes is not an easy task for me as husband loves his Corona for his own self! Another recipe in honor of Cinco de Mayo that is wonderful for marinating chicken for the grill! I have posted many different Mexican dishes throughout the years on our site and a few of them were homemade Taco Seasoning, homemade Sangria (from the Cuban restaurant where I worked), Mexican Egg Rolls and Mexican Rub for ribs.

This week when talking to my nephew, he suggested a Mexican restaurant called Old Mexico and asked if we had one here as the food was excellent. Much to our chagrin, the closest one we have is about 2-1/2 hours away so I don’t think we’ll get to one any time in the near future. The conversation led my stomach into craving tacos and that’s where the problem started. As dinner time neared and I was about to start prepping our tacos, we lost our power and it stayed off for over 2 hours! Now I could have cooked the meat on the grill but I needed my oven to bake the shells. Okay, we’ll have them tomorrow I decided. The next day as I was getting everything ready, I realized I had no tortillas to bake! Fortunately I did have a bag of tortilla chips in the closet and we had to settle for them. I never run out of anything, well not normally, but I did this go around! Tortilla shells now on shopping list! Well enough of my screw ups, let’s cook some chicken……….

cinco de mayo I

Corona Beer Marinade
  • 1 bottle Corona beer
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 teas salt
  • 2 dashes of ground cloves
  1. Pour beer into a mixing bowl and while stirring, drizzle in the oil.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine and melt salt and sugar.
  3. Marinate your chicken as you would normally, about an hour, and then grill, basting with the marinade while cooking.


Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone and have a great weekend……….enjoy!

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