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Carne Asada Recipe

Carne asada is the perfect Mexican flavored meat to add to tacos, burritos, salads, or quesadillas. It's tender, flavorful, and juicy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marinade Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 268 kcal
Author Kristyn Merkley


  • 1 1/2 lbs flank steak
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper


  1. Make marinade by combining olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, minced garlic, cumin, and chili powder in a small bowl.

  2. Add steak to the bowl or to a baking dish (with marinade poured over) making sure meat is coated and marinate for 2-3 hours.

  3. Heat grill to medium-high heat and cook meat for 5-7 minutes on each side. Let meat rest on cutting board for 5 minutes.

  4. Slice meat at an angle against the grain with a sharp knife and serve warm. 

Nutrition Facts
Carne Asada Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 65mg3%
Potassium 415mg12%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 3.2mg4%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.