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Carne Asada Recipe (How to Make Carne Asada)

Grilling Carne Asada couldn't be easier.  Start with our carne asada marinade which adds wonderful Mexican flavors galore.  This delicious skirt steak is so ready for your summertime grill!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy, grilling recipes, steak
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 155 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams


  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cup soy sauce
  • cup fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 jalapeño chile pepper seeded and minced
  • 1 - 1 ½ pound skirt steak
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For serving: cilantro tortillas, limes, salsa verde, avocado, cotija, etc.


  1. Whisk the olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice, cilantro, orange juice, vinegar, sugar, pepper, cumin, onion, garlic and seeded chile pepper in a large ziploc bag until well combined.
  2. Add skirt steak to ziploc bag with marinade and allow to marinade overnight preferably or at least 8 hours.
  3. When ready to grill, liberally season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill covered until golden brown (cooked to medium rare (145°F) doneness), perfectly charred and tender
  5. To determine doneness, insert an instant-read thermometer horizontally into the side of the steak. Place the thermometer in the thickest part of the steak and do not let it touch bone, fat or the grill.
  6. Allow to rest before slicing on a cutting board.
  7. Serve with salsas, tortillas and garnishes of your choice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Carne Asada Recipe (How to Make Carne Asada)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 155 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 722mg 30%
Potassium 87mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.7%
Vitamin C 15.2%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 3.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.