Carne Asada Recipe

What is Carne Asada?

Carne Asada is a dish of grilled and sliced beef, usually skirt steak, sirloin steak, tenderloin steak, or rib steak. It is usually cooked with a marinade and some searing to impart a charred flavor. Carne Asada can be served as a prime dish or as an component in other dishes.

The time period Carne Asada translates actually to “grilled meat”; the English “roast beef” is so named in Spanish. The time period this food is used in Latin America and refers to the fashion of grilled meat in the ones countries. In South America, the term used for grilled meat is Asada and it has a different style and preparation.

How to Make Carne Asada

It’s incredibly clean to make this delicious food. Just whisk all of your marinade ingredients collectively and marinate your steak for 1-4 hours inside the fridge.

Once your steak has marinated, heat a grill on medium-excessive warmness. Add the steak and cook for approximately five-7 minutes each side, for a flank steak. That’ll get you an excellent char at the outside however hold a medium-rare inside. Depending at the thickness of your meat and private preference, sense free to alter this cook dinner time.

After your steak has cooked, allow it relaxation for 5 minutes before slicing. Then, thinly slice the beef in opposition to the grain for the most gentle pieces. From there, you could chop it into smaller, bite-sized portions for use in other recipes.

Traditionally, Carne Asada is always being served with some delicious fresh Pico De Gallo also called Salsa Fresca. How yum does this look????

Carne Asada

Carne Asada, Pico De Gallo and Taco Dressing – what more can you ask for? This recipe was inspired by my lovely and beautiful friend Marie from San Diego. San Diego has about the best Mexican food you can ask for. This recipe is for you Marie and all of my beautiful San Diegan friends.
Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Course Main Course
Calories 152 kcal


  • 3 lbs skirt or flank stead
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 limes
  • 3 green onions stems, white part only (We Asians always use the white part of the green onion for marinate 😊 – it adds so much flavor to any meat)
  • ½ tbsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3 tbsp vinegar
  • 2-3 oranges



Tip: I usually marinate 6-9 lbs. of meat at the same time. Once the meat has marinated overnight, I freeze up multiple portions. This way, we can have Carne Asada anytime we want to. The recipe uses simple and super fresh ingredients. It is not difficult but does take some time so by marinating a few portions at the same time, I can have a delicious and healthy meal any day of the week.
Note: Beef Skirt or Flank can be a little tough at times, so the vinegar and the acidity of the limes and oranges are key in tenderizing the meat. The longer you marinate the meat, the more tender it will be. I find it best to marinate for 24 hours if you have time.
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Taco Dressing


  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ tbsp salt
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¼ tbsp chipotle seasoning
  • ½ tbsp onion powder
  • ½ tbsp garlic powder
  • ¼ paprika powder
  • ¼ cumin powder

Pico De Gallo


  • 1 lbs tomato
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


In addition, thinly shredded cabbage and red onions.

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