Go To Carne Asada

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Go To Carne Asada

Serves 4-6  | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes + marinating time

Classic carne asada.


  • 1 ½ lbs flank steak
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 3 limes, juiced (about 6 tablespoons juice)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Chef Tips

You can use any cut of meat; like NY, ribeye, skirt steak etc.



Whisk all of the oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.

Step 2

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 to 4 hours; even over night. Alternatively, you could marinate in a plastic bag.

Step 3

Heat a grill on medium-high heat. Add the carne asada and cook for 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for another 5 minutes.

Step 4

Using a sharp knife, slice the carne asada at an angle against the grain. You can see the grain run where there are parallel lines. You want to cut perpendicular to those lines; this allows for an easier chew.