Authentic Carne Asada Recipe
This Carne Asada is tender, juicy skirt steak marinated in citrusy Mexican seasonings and grilled. Perfect for tacos and burritos, or on its own. Grilling at home is one of the easiest ways to make this amazing restaurant classic. You can also easily cook inside with a grill pan too. Either way you will love the flavors in this easy citrus marinade!
2 lbs skirt steak or flank steak
Carne Asada Marinade
¼ cup soy sauce
4 Tbsp lime juice, freshly squeezed
2 Tbsp orange juice, freshly squeezed
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp cilantro, roughly chopped
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper, freshly ground
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Combine all marinade ingredients and whisk to combine
Place steak pieces in an oblong glass dish.
Pour all of the marinade over the steak pieces and turn to coat.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 to 24-hours.
Remove from the refrigerator and allow the meat to come to room temperature.
Heat charcoal grill (or a gas grill to medium-high) until very hot.
Remove meat from the marinade.
Sear meat for about 6-7 minutes on each side.
Only turn the meat once. Meat should be nicely charred on both sides.
Remove meat from grill and let it rest on a cutting board for 10 minutes, loosely covered with foil, to allow the juices to reabsorb into the meat.
Slice the meat against the grain into slices, or small pieces for tacos, burritos, or nachos.
Carne Asada Tacos
Heat soft corn tortillas, fill each with carne asada meat, cilantro, salsa, and diced onions.
Recipe first featured here.