Carne asada that’s easy, delicious and flavorful. Proof that a few simple ingredients make for the most flavorful meat. Watch the video above to see how easy it is to make!
Carne asada literally translates to “grilled meat.” Pretty basic, eh? And that grilled meat can be anything from sirloin steak to tenderloin to skirt steak or flank steak. Most commonly, I find flank steak being used and I’m using flank steak in today’s recipe. You really don’t need an expensive or fancy cut of meat, especially as you’ll thinly slice it, then chop it up into small, bite-sized pieces for tacos, burritos, nachos or fries.
But what makes carne asada so deliciously flavorful is two things – the marinade and the fire-grilled char on the outside.
How to make Carne asada :
- 1 1/2 lbs flank steak
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 limes, juiced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1/2 tsp chili powder
- salt and pepper, to tast
- Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Add the steak to glass baking tray and pour the marinade on top. Ensure both side of the steak are well coated, cover the baking tray with plastic wrap and marinate for 1-4 hours. Alternatively, you could marinate in a Stasher Bag or Ziploc bag.
- Heat a grill on medium-high heat.
- Vìsìt Carne asada @ downshiftology.com for full ìnstructìons and recìpe notes.