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Carne Asada Recipe

This carne asada recipe is so easy and perfect for dinner. The steak is marinaded and grilled to perfection. Leftovers can be used in tacos, nachos, and fries.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting in refrigerator4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carne asada, easy dinner recipes, easy recipes, grilled, grilling, instant pot recipes, marinade, steak
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 332kcal


  • Grill
  • Large Bowl


  • 2.5 lbs flank steak
  • 1 large bunch of cilantro chopped small
  • 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper seeded and diced small optional
  • salt


  • Place meat in a large bowl or ziplock bag.
    Carne Asada Recipe
  • Mix all other ingredients into the bowl or bag and coat meat well.
    Carne Asada Recipe
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 4-24 hrs.
    Carne Asada Recipe
  • Preheat the grill to medium high heat. Place steaks on the grill and let it cook for 6-10 minutes per side depending on your preference. Only turn the meat once.
    Carne Asada Recipe
  • Remove the meat from heat and let it rest for 5 minutes. Slice it thinly against the grain and serve.
    Carne Asada Recipe


Sodium: 432mg | Calcium: 58mg | Vitamin C: 7mg | Vitamin A: 55IU | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 550mg | Cholesterol: 85mg | Calories: 332kcal | Saturated Fat: 5g | Fat: 21g | Protein: 31g | Carbohydrates: 4g | Iron: 3mg