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February 25, 2019

Carne Asada

This flavorful grilled meat adds an element of intense deliciousness to any and everything it touches, whether it’s served as a stand-alone entree, used to top a tostada or taco salad, or incorporated in a burrito or tacos.

Carne Asada Taco

Carne asada is a dish of grilled and sliced beef, it is usually cooked with some searing to impart a charred flavor.  Rice, beans, flour tortillas, and a Margarita will make weekend grilling a celebration.

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Serves 4-5

2 pounds of skirt steak ( flank steak, tenderloin steak, 

ribeye steak can be substituted)

3 to 4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 jalapeno or serrano seeded and chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
A handful of cilantro, finely chopped
2 limes, juiced
1  1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • Sprinkle salt and freshly ground black pepper on steaks

    • Place meat in a glass baking dish( do not use a metal pan). Combine marinade ingredients together and pour over meat. 
    • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 
    • for 4 hours or overnight.

    Grilling meat:
    • When the grill is ready, remove the steak from the marinade and let the excess marinade drip off. Discard the marinade.

    •  Place the steak over the hottest area of the grill. Be careful the oil will cause the grill to flame up. Allow a few flames to lick the meat and then cover.
    •  Grill the steak for a few minutes only, until well seared on one side (the browning and the searing makes for great flavor), then turn the steak over and sear on the other side.
    • Test with a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the steak. Pull the meat off the grill at 125°F to 130°F for rare, 140°F medium rare, 150°F for medium.
    • Place steak on cutting board, let rest for about 5 minutes.

    • Serve as a meal with rice, beans, and flour tortillas

    Optional: Carne Asada can be used for tacos and burritos. Warm up a corn tortilla or flour tortilla, place Carne Asada, Pico de Gallo or Tomatillo salsa and enjoy!

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