Carne Asada, thinly sliced, grilled beef used often in tacos and burritos is so easy to make at home and it is absolutely amazing! It’s marinated in orange & lime juice, spices, garlic, jalapeno and soy sauce. You must make this, I promise you’ll LOVE it!
- 1 lb of flank or skirt steak
- 1/4 cup of orange juice
- 2 Tbs of fresh lime juice (approximately 2 limes)
- 1/2 tsp of cumin
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 Tbs of fresh cilantro
- 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
- 2 Tbs of canola or vegetable oil
- 2 Tbs of soy sauce
- 1/2 Jalapeno pepper, diced, seeds removed
- dash of salt and black pepper
Start with the marinade. Whisk all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl.Place the flank steak in a large ziplock and pour in the marinade.Refrigerate for about 8 hours, any longer and the meat breaks down a little too much.
Prepare the grill, making sure to oil the grate.
Grill the flank steak for about 3-4 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness, you want it to be rare to medium rare. Place on a cutting board, cut across the grain into thin strips.
This is an extra step used in restaurants, put the strips of flank steak in a heavy skillet, cast iron if you have it and add a little soy sauce, stir it around just til combined and heated thru.You can eat this amazing steak just like this or assemble tacos.
Place the steak in the middle of a warmed corn tortilla, add pickled red onions, avocado or guacamole, Mexican Crema and serve salsa on the side. Oh my goodness!
*For the pickled red onions, just place a sliced red onion in a bowl and cover with red wine vinegar for 30 minutes and drain.