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Carne Asada Recipe

Moist and delicious flank steak marinated in a delicious citrus based marinade and grilled to perfection. Cut into small slices for a delicious main dish, or chop into small pieces for an Authentic Street Taco experience.


  • 1 1/2 lbs flank or skirt steak

Marinade ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large ziplock bag, add the marinade ingredients and combine by grabbing the end of the bag and squeezing it several times.
  • Add the steak to the bag and coat both sides and be sure that the steak is submerged in the marinade. Refrigerate for 1-4 hours.
  • Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Place the carne asada on the grill and cook for approximately 5-7 minutes on each side, or until the center reaches 140°F. Remove the steak, cover and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the carne asada using a sharp knife at an angle against the grain. If using for tacos, chop the slices in smaller pieces.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
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