Grilled Carne Asada Steak Recipe

carne asada steak
Carne asada steak is great for burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. This recipe consists of flank steak that is marinated and then grilled and sliced. The steak gets a lot of flavor from ingredients such as lime juice, vinegar, orange juice, and various seasonings. Pictured is this steak being used in a California burrito which consists of guacamole, sour cream, French fries, and cheese. Enjoy

carne asada steak
Yield: 4 servings

Grilled Carne Asada

Grilled carne asada on plate.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 18 minutes


  • 2 1/2 lbs. flank steak or flap meat
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ¾ tablespoons garlic salt
  • ½ tablespoon white pepper
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • ½ tablespoon mexican oregano
  • ⅛ ground cloves
  • 1 orange (sliced)


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the steak and orange slices to a medium sized bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture into a resealable bag.
  2. Add the steak and shake to coat with the marinade. Add the orange slices, placing half on the top and half on the bottom of the meat. Seal the bag and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Before grilling remove from the refrigerator up to an hour in advance.
  4. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Place the steak directly on to a greased grill grate for 10 minutes.
  5. Flip and grill for an additional 7-8 minutes until the steak has reached your desired doneness. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


To cook the carne asada on the stovetop, follow steps 1 through 3. Then heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meat and cook, undisturbed for 4 minutes. Then flip and cook another 4 minutes for a medium level of doneness.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 702Total Fat: 34gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 1099mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 86g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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