BEST Carne Asada Recipe
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!
Servings: 6 servings
- 1 ½ lbs flank steak
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- 3 limes juiced
- ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped
- 4 garlic cloves minced
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- ½ tsp chili powder
- salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl.
Add the steak to a glass or non-reactive 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 plastic bag.
Heat a grill on medium-high heat. Add the carne asada and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for another 5 minutes.
Using a sharp knife, slice the carne asada at an angle against the grain. From there, you can further chop the carne asada into smaller pieces, if you'd like.
I think carne asada is best when cooked on an outdoor grill. But if you're without one (as I currently am) this reversible grill/griddle is great for your stovetop.
Remember to double-check the angle of the grain before cooking. Then, it's easy to determine how to slice against the grain once it's done.
Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.3g | Protein: 31.9g | Fat: 16.8g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Cholesterol: 90.7mg | Sodium: 78.2mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.3g