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Carne Asada (Grilled Marinated Steak)

Carne Asada

Next up in my exploration of Mexican meats is a classic that is perfect for the warming weather, carne asada or grilled steak. Carne asada can be as simple as grilling up a steak seasoned with salt and pepper or it can be marinated with a number of different marinades. Marinades for carne asada often contain lime juice which helps to tenderize the steak which is commonly a flank steak or a skirt steak. I like a mojo style marinade with a base or orange and lime juice that is seasoned with garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, cumin and oregano which, although simple makes for some really tasty steak! Carne asada is typically cooked well done but I prefer mine a nice moist and tender, medium-rare. Of course carne asada can be used in a number of dishes from tacos to fajitas to burritos to salads, etc.

Carne Asada
Just look at all of that perfectly grilled medium-rare steak!

Carne Asada

Carne Asada

Steak marinated in a tasty Mexican mojo sauce and then grilled to perfection before being sliced thinly and served as you like.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hours 20 minutes

Printable Recipe
  • 1 1 lb flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice (~1 orange)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  1. Marinate the steak in the mixture of the remaining ingredients for 1-8 hours.
  2. Grill the steak over medium-high heat, about 2-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, remove from heat and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing it thinly across the grain.

Use Carne Asada in

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Ai said...

That steak looks PERFECT!!

Tieghan said...

Yes!! These are just what I have been searching for!! My family will LOVE these!

isaiah43123 said...

I am not one for medium-rare but Oh my, my mouth is watering. With summer-like weather expected this weekend, this will definitely be on the menu.

Maria said...

Perfect summer meal!

marla said...

I love steak!! This looks great Kevin :)

Heather Christo said...

this looks wonderful Kevin!

Gaby said...

perfect for this weekends festivities! :)

a-boleyn said...

Amazing looking flank steak.

Anonymous said...

That's more like fajitas, as in little belts. Faja translates to belt. Most asada meat I come across is chopped into very tiny pieces. I hate ordering asada and getting fajitas instead.

Mark Bloom said...

Thank looks great! Flank steak + Carne Asada = Perfection. One of my favorite combinations. Thank you

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Anonymous said...

have you ever made chicken and beans like ell polllo restaurant makes I miss there chicken and beans

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous: I have never been there, can you describe the dish a bit more?

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