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Carne Asada Recipe
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5 from 4 votes

Carne Asada Recipe

With this rockin’ carne asada recipe, you flavor flank or skirt steak with a zingy homemade marinade, then grill it, slice it and serve it. It’s hard to beat! A Mexican classic!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: carne asada, flank steak, Mexican, recipe, skirt steak
Servings: 6
Calories: 442kcal



  • 1-2 serrano peppers minced (or use jalapeno peppers for a milder version)
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ - ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil
  • Juice from 2 large oranges about a ¾ cup
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar apple cider vinegar is good, too
  • 1 tablespoon ancho powder optional, but I LOVE it
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • 3 pound skirt or flank steak for marinating


  • Whisk all of the marinade ingredients in a medium sized bowl until well combined.
  • Alternatively, you can process the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • To use the marinade, add it to a large sealable bag with the steak and rub it thoroughly into the meat. Seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for more flavor penetration.
  • Discard the marinade, then grill the marinated steak on the grill for 8-10 minutes per side, or until cooked to your liking. 135 degrees F is medium-rare. Let the steak rest for 10 minutes, then slice it against the grain and serve it up.


Calories: 442kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 337mg | Potassium: 813mg | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 4.1mg