Delicious Carne Asada

I got this carne asada recipe from my friend's mother in Phoenix. The recipe will marinate 5 to 6 pounds of meat and can be halved or doubled. Serve this with flour tortillas and salsa.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
5 pounds carne asada


  • 5 pounds beef skirt steak, thinly sliced

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 orange, sliced

  • cup orange juice

  • cup lime juice

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 lime, sliced

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon ground white pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Place beef in a large resealable plastic bag.

  2. Combine water, orange slices, orange juice, lime juice, vinegar, lime slices, cilantro, oil, salt, garlic, white pepper, black pepper, oregano, cumin, chili powder, and cloves in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Pour marinade on top of beef and seal the bag.

  3. Marinate beef in the refrigerator, 2 hours to overnight.

  4. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  5. Grill beef in the preheated grill over direct heat until firm and slightly pink in the center, 2 to 3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C) for medium.

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 (per serving)

179 Calories
10g Fat
6g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 179
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 477mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 309mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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