Carne Asada

Carne Asada

23 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 91% would make again

Ready in 1h

Best on the grill, but works great under the broiler or in a saute pan.


1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup fresh lime juice; about 4 limes
1/3 cup fresh orange juice; about 1 orange
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 cloves garlic; minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoons ground black pepper
To finish the dish:
1 1/4 pound chuck steaks; trimmed, or skirt steak

Original recipe makes 4 Servings

Original recipe makes 4 Servings Servings


You've adjusted the recipe from 4 Servings (as originally posted) to 4 Servings. The ingredients above reflect 4 Servings, but the instructions reflect the as-posted 4 Servings. You may need to adjust the times, temperatures or quantities mentioned in the recipe below as needed.

1. Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag.

2. Pound the steaks to 1/2-inch thickness. Add the steaks to the marinade. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours, turning occasionally to ensure even distribution.

3. Discard the marinade. Grill the steaks over indirect heat for 15 minutes, flip, and continue to cook for another 15 minutes, until the steak is well done yet still tender. Let rest for 5 minutes. Chop the meat into little bits. Serve with warm tortillas, salsas, and grilled onions.

**Alternately, broil the steak for 10 minutes each side, or saute over medium high heat for 10 minutes each side.


Use a handful of mesquite wood chips for an authentic flavor. Don't use too many, as they can have a strong flavor.

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Once done I just warmed the meat up with garlic and onions taste just like it was made in Pomona ca el taquito


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Mothai 1y ago

Adding pinto beans and rice turned out good with homemade salsa
roxysnowfire 1y ago

Great marinade!
rudyom350 2y ago

I used flank steak, cooked to rare and sliced thin. Yum!
nicolemallulraney 2y ago

This has earned a place in our favorites. Next time I'll make sure to marinate for the whole overnight to make sure the flavors really meld together and help tenderize the cheaper cut off meat.
pwrpufgirlz 2y ago

You had me when one reviewer referenced King Taco!
Atlviala 2y ago

Great recipe. Making this for the second time tonight. Will be adding to my favorites.
Clorice317 3y ago

dfrogge 3y ago

Absolutley awesome!!!!!!!!
kellbellwurtzel 3y ago

I cut the marinade quantity in half and the flavor was just wonderful.
Robertnoel 3y ago

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