How to Make a Carne Asada +VIDEO
Carne asada is the perfect Mexican-style meat to add to tacos, burritos, salads, or quesadillas. It’s tender, flavorful and juicy.
We love filling our Mexican dishes with this delicious carne asada meat! If you’re looking for other meats for your tacos, burritos, and quesadillas, be sure to try the sweet pork barbacoa and shredded coffee rio chicken.
Easy + Fragrant Pork
Carne asada is an easy dish you can add to any Mexican recipe you want!
The marinade of this meat makes it juicy and full of flavor. All the ingredients come together perfectly for a spicy, sweet flavor that complements the meat.
Our family desperately needs this carne asada meat. We love to grill, slice or dice and add it to our favorite Mexican dishes. Carne asada tacos are our favorites!
We also like to add this to quesadillas with homemade tortillas for a weeknight meal. Don’t forget to add it to your favorite salad. 😉
How to Make Bolognese Asada
marinade. Combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, minced garlic, cumin, and paprika in a small bowl and toss the meat’s marinade. Place steak in a bowl, griddle or bag (pour in marinade). Make sure the meat is coated and marinated for at least 2-3 hours.
Baked. Heat grill to medium-high heat and cook marinated meat for 5-7 minutes per side (internal meat temperature should be 125°F). Let the meat rest on the cutting board for 5 minutes. Use a sharp knife to cut the bolognese asada diagonally and serve hot.
notes: The best meat to use for carne asada is flank steak or skirt steak. These types of beef are thin and easy to cut into tacos and other Mexican dishes.
Tips, Tricks + Uses for carne asada
Freeze in marinade. If you want to make this meat ahead of time, you can store it in the marinade in a freezer-safe bag. Meat can be kept for up to 6-8 months. When you’re ready to roast, take it out and thaw in the refrigerator in the marinade. Then it’s ready to bake and eat!
Store leftovers. Store unused leftover cooked meat in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay in good condition for up to 3-4 days.
Use Carne Asada meat in the following Mexican dishes:
We love that this meat is delicious! You can use it in a lot of dishes, but you can also eat it straight because it’s so delicious. We hope you like it.
What to pair with carne asada:
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinating time 3 hours
Total time 3 hours 20 minutes
Serving Size 6
Calories 268 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 1 1/2 pounds flank steak
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
- 4 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- salt and pepper
Combine olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, minced garlic, cumin, and paprika in a small bowl to make marinade.
Place steak in a bowl or roasting pan (pour in marinade), making sure meat is coated and marinated for 2-3 hours.
Heat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the meat for 5-7 minutes per side. Let the meat rest on the cutting board for 5 minutes.
Cut the meat and grains diagonally with a sharp knife and serve hot.