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Carne Asada Recipe

Best Carne Asada

Carne Asada is a juicy and tender beef which was marinated, then, grilled. It is a Mexican dish that is easy to make, versatile, and a crowd favorite!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Carne Asada
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinate 2 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 301 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 pounds flank or skirt steak


  • Zest of 2 limes
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Juice from one large orange
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno seeds and veins removed and finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Parsley finely chopped
  • Jalapeno slices
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large bowl that would fit the beef or in a large ziplock bag. Squeeze it around to mix it up.
  2. Add the entire flank steak into the bag or bowl. Seal it up tight or cover with plastic wrap. Make sure all the meat is exposed to the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Heat an outdoor grill or cast iron grill pan to high heat and grease it with oil lightly.
  4. Remove the flank steak from the marinade, and discard excess marinade.
  5. Cook on the grill for 7 to 10 minutes per side.
  6. Remove from heat and let rest for 10 minutes.
  7. Slice against the grain, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Best Carne Asada
Amount Per Serving
Calories 301 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 622mg27%
Potassium 542mg15%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.