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Carne Asada

Tender steak marinated in a combination of seasonings with fruit juice and vinegar, then grilled to perfection. Ideal for tacos, burritos, tortas, or even on its own.

Carne Asada


  • 2 lbs flank or skirt steak
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of cilantro, minced
  • 1 tbsp of cumin
  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 tbsp of lime juice
  • 2 tbsp of white vinegar
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of pepper


  1. Prep the steak by patting it dry and trimming any cartilage from it.
  2. Place the meat into a sealable container or bag.
  3. Combine the garlic, cilantro, cumin, orange and lime juices, vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Pour the marinade on top of the meat, seal the container (or bag) and place into the refrigerator for at least four hours. Overnight is better.
  5. Cook the meat either on a grill or in a broiler to your desired doneness.

Serving Suggestions

This recipe was posted originally for making tortas, but this meat also works wonderfully in tacos, burritos, or on its own.

Tags: Mexican, beef, carne asada, torta, tacos

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