How to Build Authentic Carne Asada


Authentic Carne Asada

Time to Induce It: 25 minutes
Yield: Serves 4 to 6


2 limes, juiced
4 cleaves garlic, crushed
1/2 beaker orange juice
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup olive oil
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1( 2 pounds) flank steak


1. In a gallon size resealable bag, blend lime juice, crushed garlic, orange juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, olive oil, jalapeno, and vinegar. Squeeze it around to mix it up.

2. Put the entire flank steak into the resealable purse. Seal it up tight. Make sure all the meat is exposed to the marinade, squishing the container around to coat. Refrigerate for at the least 2 hours, or overnight.

3. Heat an outdoor grill to high heat.

4. Remove the flank steak from the marinade, and discard excess marinade. Cook on the grill for 7 to 10 minutes per side.

5. Once done, remove from hot and let rest 10 minutes. Slice against the grain, and serve.