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Carne Asada Recipe

Carne Asada Recipe

how to make Carne Asada Recipe ? Fast and Delicious recipe
Course Dinner
Cuisine international
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
marinade time 1 hour
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 450kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs of flap meat or skirt steak
  • 1 tbl canola oil


  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 juice of an orange
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed with the back of a fork
  • 2 tbls fish sauce or oyster sauce (can be purchased in the Asian section of your super market)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Dressing for Tacos:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime
  • corn tortillas, softened in a skillet


  • Thoroughly blend all of the marinade ingredients with a wire wisk. Place the sliced steak in a glass dish. Pour the marinade over the steak. Make sure all of the steak is covered with marinade. Cover and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Meanwhile, combine the chopped onion and the chopped cilantro.
  • When marinate time is complete, remove steak from marinade. Heat a tablespoon of canola oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat and sear steak quickly (not more than a minute or two). I will either serve meat as is, or I will sometimes chop it into bite-size pieces. Then, cradle in warm tortillas with onion and cilantro relish and a squeeze of lime. Yum!


Tip: To make the steak easier to cut thinly for this carne asada recipe, stretch the meat out, roll it up and place it in the freezer for about an hour. Then remove from freezer and cut the rolled steak while it is semi-frozen. It will be cut in long thin strips.
Tip: To soften tortillas, place a small skillet on a medium high heat. When pan is very hot, place tortilla in pan, When steam comes up from sides of tortilla, flip tortilla. When steam again begins to come up from the sides of the tortilla, it is done.