Authentic Carne Asada Recipe


  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, trimmed of excess fat
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 packet of sazón
  • 3/4 cup of beer
Authentic Carne Asada Recipe

  1. In a large resealable bag, add the steak, lime juice, garlic powder, salt, pepper, sazón (if using) and beer (if using). Close the bag and squish around to distribute evenly. Refrigerate for 3-12 hours.
  2. After marinating, preheat grill or cast iron pan on high heat. Add the steaks and cook for 4-8 minutes. Shorter time will result in medium doneness, longer will be well done. Flip steaks and cook for an additional 4-8 minutes.
  3. Remove steaks from heat and loosely cover with foil. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. After steaks have rested, they may be served as is, sliced into strips or chopped into pieces. Serve with tortillas and desired toppings.

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