I have used this recipe for a number of years, and most often marinate enough steak for a few meals. After the marinade time, the steak can be frozen in meal-sized portions for quick meals later. The flavor of this carne asada is much better, and the meat much more tender, than any I have had in Mexican restaurants. If cut in strips, this meat also works very well for fajitas. Serve with tortillas, Mexican rice, and beans.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine onion, soy sauce, lime juice, lemon juice, orange juice, cilantro, chili powder, garlic, cumin, oregano, coriander, hot sauce, chipotle pepper, black pepper, and sugar in a 1-gallon plastic zip-top bag. Add steak and seal. Marinate in the refrigerator, turning and massaging meat frequently, for up to 24 hours.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add steak and marinade. Cook steak until medium-rare to medium, 4 to 5 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 130 to 140 degrees F (54 to 60 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

Substitute flank steak for skirt steak if you like.

If using light soy sauce, measure out 1/2 cup.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; 8.1 g total fat; 27 mg cholesterol; 521 mg sodium. 6.8 g carbohydrates; 15.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2018
This is my recipe, and I generally marinate at least 4 lbs. of steak (usually skirt steak) at a time and double the marinade ingredients. One thing that should be mentioned is that the silver skin should be removed from the meat before putting it into the marinade. This helps to make the meat more tender. For my family, this is enough for 4 meals. After 24 hours of marinating, I divide the meat, cilantro, and marinade into 4 freezer bags. This provides us with 4 quick meals that I need to add only refried beans and Mexican corn. This recipe is one of my family's favorites. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2019
Awful, spice was over exaggerated Read More
7 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2018
This is my recipe, and I generally marinate at least 4 lbs. of steak (usually skirt steak) at a time and double the marinade ingredients. One thing that should be mentioned is that the silver skin should be removed from the meat before putting it into the marinade. This helps to make the meat more tender. For my family, this is enough for 4 meals. After 24 hours of marinating, I divide the meat, cilantro, and marinade into 4 freezer bags. This provides us with 4 quick meals that I need to add only refried beans and Mexican corn. This recipe is one of my family's favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2018
This is my recipe, and I generally marinate at least 4 lbs. of steak (usually skirt steak) at a time and double the marinade ingredients. One thing that should be mentioned is that the silver skin should be removed from the meat before putting it into the marinade. This helps to make the meat more tender. For my family, this is enough for 4 meals. After 24 hours of marinating, I divide the meat, cilantro, and marinade into 4 freezer bags. This provides us with 4 quick meals that I need to add only refried beans and Mexican corn. This recipe is one of my family's favorites. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/31/2018
This is awesome. Once I got to marinade mixed up I wanted to drink it. The aroma is mouthwatering. The next time I will add more onion though. One medium onion simply wasn t enough. I used half chicken and half steak. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2019
It was pretty good my first time making carne asada. I overcooked it a little don't forget that it'll cook a bit while resting. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/12/2019
Awful, spice was over exaggerated Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2018
This was delicious but a bit too heavy on the chile powder for me personally. I will cut it in half next time I make these. Otherwise this was a wonderful meal and even my 5 year old devoured his fajitas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2018
I only had hours to marinate however it still was delicious. I added just a little more chipotle for a bit more kick. I will make again. Read More