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This Sonoran carne asada is cheap and easy to make with beef chuck and excellent for a fast supper! Serve in warmed tortillas topped with onions, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, red cabbage slaw, and/or cilantro. Garnish with a wedge of lime, to be squeezed over taco before eating.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
1 hr
20 mins
3 pounds carne asada


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place beef chuck in a shallow bowl. Season with pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes. Add enough beef stock to cover. Add lemon juice, lime juice, jalapenos, and cilantro. Turn until evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, preferably 2 to 3 hours.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Stir in 1/3 of the beef and saute until just firm to the touch for medium- to medium-rare, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Be careful not to overcook, as the meat will get tough. Transfer to serving dish. Repeat with remaining beef.

Cook's Notes:

You can also use flank or skirt steak for this.

If you want to start marinating the night before, omit the lemons and limes, and use a can of lemon-lime soda (such as Sprite(R)) instead.

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

216 calories; protein 14.1g; carbohydrates 4g; fat 16.4g; cholesterol 51.6mg; sodium 237.7mg. Full Nutrition