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Grilled Carne Asada is a quick and easy recipe to create  juicy, tender carne asada that you can use in rice bowls, tacos or serve it on its own. Flank or skirt steak is marinated to lock in the spices and flavors. You will love how quickly you can get this meal on the table! 

Grilled Carne Asada on cutting board

This post is sponsored by the Certified Angus Beef ® brand in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.

GRILLED CARNE ASADA

Grilling season is not over yet guys! 

I am here with another really delicious, and easy grilled beef recipe. This Grilled Carne Asada recipe is perfect for those busy nights or when you have guests over. 

The marinade uses simple ingredients and rich, bold spices to infuse flavor into the flank or skirt steak and help tenderize it. It is then grilled and can be used in rice bowls, tacos or served with simple side dishes on its own. 

When I head to my local Giant Eagle I always buy Certified Angus Beef ® brand flank or skirt steaks for easy grilling. I know when I buy Certified Angus Beef ® brand I am getting the highest quality beef and that it will have great flavor. 

Grilled Carne Asada with fork

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE USED TO MAKE CARNE ASADA?

FLANK OR SKIRT STEAK: I love grilling with flank or skirt steak. They are easy pieces of beef to grill and they are juicy and flavorful. This recipe uses either one of those cuts of beef to create a nice piece of meat that goes great in tacos, rice bowls or on their own. 

MARINADE: The marinade is what adds all of the flavor to the beef and helps to tenderize it before grilling. This marinade uses olive oil, soy sauce, cider vinegar, lime juice, a jalapeño, garlic and fresh cilantro along with spices. 

SPICES: There is a combination of spices that are mixed together in the marinade to flavor the beef. This marinade uses cumin, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper.

HOW DO I USE CARNE ASADA?

There are many ways you can use carne asada but here are a few favorites:

  • Add the meat into tacos with your favorite homemade fruit salsas or a green salsa.
  • Use the beef in quesadillas or enchiladas. I would suggest cutting the beef into small pieces in these two options. 
  • Rice bowls are one of my favorite things to make for my family. I like that I can set out the ingredients and everyone can create their own bowl. Some ideas for other ingredients to go in your rice bowls include black beans, salsa, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream and red onion. 
  • Serve grilled carne asada alongside simple side dishes like this kale salad and this salsa

Grilled Carne Asada on cutting board with knife

IS BEEF HEALTHY FOR ME?

  • A 3-ounce serving of beef provides more than 10 essential nutrients and 25 grams of protein for less than 200 calories.
  • In a 3-ounce serving of beef, students will get nutrients they may be lacking in – like protein, iron and zinc – which aid in brain development and cognition and support a healthy immune system. 
  • Beef is an excellent source of high-quality protein, which is one of the most satisfying nutrients. Eating a protein-rich diet will help students feel full all day and prevent overeating during meals. 

OTHER BEEF RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

LEBANESE MEAT PIES

THE BEST ROAST BEEF RECIPE 

EASY MEDITERRANEAN HAMBURGERS

MEXICAN ZUCCHINI 

LEBANESE BEEF AND GREEN BEANS 

Grilled Carne Asada on cutting board

Grilled Carne Asada

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Grilled Carne Asada is a quick and easy recipe to create  juicy, tender carne asada that you can use in rice bowls, tacos or serve it on its own. Flank or skirt steak is marinated to lock in the spices and flavors. You will love how quickly you can get this meal on the table! 

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of flank steak or skirt steak
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce, low-sodium
  • 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced {optional}
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped {or you can use dried}
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper {optional}
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

    In a large mixing bowl whisk together the marinade ingredients. Pour the marinade in a large ziplock bag and add the marinade and then the flank steak. Seal and massage the marinade into the steak. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
    When you're ready to grill preheat the grill to medium-high. Grill steaks for 7 to 10 minutes per side, turning once for medium-rare or until the steak reaches 140 degrees for medium rare.
    
When the steak has cooked remove from the grill and place on a cutting board. Cover with foil to hold in the heat while the steak rests for 10 minutes.
    Slice thinly across the grain and serve on its own or use it in tacos or rice bowls.

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Jim

Sunday 5th of January 2020

You don’t list olive oil in the recipe but you do in the above dialogue

Julia

Sunday 5th of January 2020

Oh no! So sorry- it is 1/3 cup. I added it in. Thanks for letting me know.

Frank (Grill Ace)

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

Mmmmm this looks so good... I'm going to use this to make some Carne Asada tacos! Thanks

Julia

Tuesday 17th of September 2019

Hope you enjoy it!

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