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Classic Carne Asada Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 404
This classic marinated carne asada recipe is packed full of of delicious flavor. This authentic Mexican dish comes out tender and juicy every time, a true family favorite!



  • 2 lbs flank steak


  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lime juice
  • 6 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 jalapenos (diced)
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground black pepper


  • fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • avocado (chopped)
  • lime wedges
  • corn tortillas
  • 5 radishes (thinly sliced)
  • 1 cup lettuce (shredded)


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice, apple cider vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and cumin. Add in the garlic, jalapeno, and cilantro. Place the steak in the marinade and coat thoroughly. Allow the steak to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2-4 hours.
  • Once the steak has been fully marinated, remove the steak from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature.
  • In a skillet on high heat, sear the steak on both sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side, forming a brown crust. Lower the heat and continue to cook the state until it reaches about 10 degrees from your desired doneness and remove from heat (About 120F degrees for medium at 140F). Allow the steak to rest for about 10 minutes. Slice the steak across the grain and serve with desired garnishes.
Calories: 404kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 638mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 507IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 4mg