This marinated carne asada is so simple and delicious, it will quickly become one of your favorites! Just marinate the meat, grill it, cut it against the grain, and serve! Make sure you follow these simple instructions, and you’ll have a delicious dinner on the table before you know it.
What is Carne Asada?
Carne Asada is a marinated and prepared steak that is simple, fast and delicious. It translates to “grilled meat.” Whether you are a seasoned chef or just starting out, this recipe will be sure to impress.
Ingredients for Carne Asada
To make this recipe you will need:
- 1 packet Spicekick Taco Seasoning Mix
- 1 flank steak (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/2 orange, juiced
The Spicekick Taco Seasoning Mix is the perfect addition to this carne asada recipe and features cumin and coriander just to name a few spices! The seasoning mix is gluten-free and has no sugar added.
How to Marinate Carne Asada
Marinating carne asada is so simple! First you coat the flank steak with the Spicekick Taco Seasoning Mix. Place the steak in a shallow container and sprinkle on the lime and orange juice. Simply turn the meat a few times to coat it well. Then, put it in the refrigerator for 2-5 hours.
How Long to Grill Carne Asada
Preheat the grill on medium heat. Grill the steak on both sides until medium rare. This should be about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on the thickness. After removing from the grill, allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes.
How to Cut Carne Asada
When it’s time to cut the meat, you will be slicing “against the grain”. Did you know that those fine lines that you see in the steak is known as the grain, which are muscle fibers? By cutting at a 90-degree angle of the lines in the muscle you will ensure a tender piece of meat.
What to Serve with Carne Asada
Now that you have a tasty carne asada, you will need to serve it alongside something equally as delish. Try pairing it with pico de gallo, beans or tortillas. My Easy 4 Ingredient Guacamole would be the perfect pair!
This marinated, seasoned and grilled carne asada recipe is so simple. The simple ingredients, including Spicekick Taco Seasoning Mix, will ensure a flavorful and tender flank steak.