Quick and Flavourful Battered Beef | Marinera de Carne Paraguaya


This Paraguayan Marinera de Carne (Battered beef) offer easy preparation that makes them great for rushed evenings during the week. Deep-fried them in the frying pan and dinner can be on the table within an hour.

These battered beef tenderloins feature a delicious batter made with wheat, eggs, milk, ground black pepper, and salt. Marinated in fresh lime juice, Adobo Seasoning and fresh garlic for added flavor and moistness!😍🍻

Marinera 5

Ingredients For the Marinera

  • 1000g Beef Tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon Goya Adobo All-purpose seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • Juice from 4 limes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Fresh garlic cloves, finely minced or grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
  • 1-liter canola oil, as needed (to fry)

For the Batter:

  • 500g all-purpose flour
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 200 ml club soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs, room temperature

Quick and Flavourful Battered Beef | Marinera de Carne Paraguaya


For the marinade, in a large bowl, whisk together the lime juice, garlic, Adobo Seasoning, and 1 teaspoon ground black pepper.

With a rolling pin or a meat mallet, pound the beef tenderloins between 2 sheets of parchment paper until they are evenly 1/2 inch thick. Slice each beef in half crosswise so you have 2 pieces approximately the same size.

Add the beef to the marinade, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the eggs until very foamy, add salt, ground black pepper, milk, and cub soda. Gradually, whisk in the flour until no lumps remain, (batter should be smooth).

When ready to cook the beef, preheat the oven to 250 °F (121.11 °C). Place a sheet pan with a baking rack on it in the oven. Pour the oil into a large frying pan, until the oil is 1½ – 2 inches (ca. 5 cm) deep. Heat the oil over high heat until the temperature reaches 350 degrees.

Working in batches, lift the beef from the marinade, dip it well in the batter mixture, shaking off the excess from the Marinera. Carefully lower 2 pieces only into the oil and adjust the heat to keep the oil at 350 degrees.

Don’t crowd the beef! Fry until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Remove to the rack to drain or a plate lined with paper towels, then transfer the Marinera to the sheet pan in the oven to keep warm.

Serve with “Pasta a la Manteca” Buttered Pasta, YUM!!!😍😋🍻


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