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Easy Carne Asada

Easy Carne Asada

Like the title says, this is a quick and easy method for carne asada. Simply marinate the meat the night before and grill hot and fast. You'll have carne asada tacos, salads, or bowls in no time.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Fusion, Mexican
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 19 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 341kcal


  • 2 pounds skirt steak (the thinner the better)
  • for marinade:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes omit if preferred


  • Combine marinade ingredients in a large bowl. Place skirt steak in a bag and pour the mixture on top. Make sure all of the meat is well coated. Seal bag and place into the refrigerator for 8-12 hours.
  • Preheat the grill to high heat (450 degrees F).
  • Remove the skirt steak from the bag and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. If steaks are thicker, cook for 3-5 minutes per side.
  • Place cooked steaks onto a cutting board and cut them into strips. Serve in tacos, salads, and taco bowls.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 4mg