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Authentic Mexican Carne Asada

This authentic Mexican carne asada recipe has an amazing flavor that will make it a staple at all of your summer cookouts for years to come.
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carne asada, grilled, mexican food
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 519kcal


For the Marinade

  • 2 Pounds of flank steak or other type of steak cut thinly
  • Juice from one orange
  • 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T of white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 small onion
  • 4 large cloves of garlic
  • 2 T of black pepper
  • salt and cumin to taste

To Accompany the Carne Asada

  • Pico de Gallo
  • Grilled Green Onions
  • Salsa Verde or Roja
  • Tortillas corn of flour
  • Black Beans
  • Mexican Rice


  • Blend all of the marinade ingredients together and pour over the meat in a Ziploc bag or a bowl with a lid.
  • Leave marinating in the refrigerator for 5 hours. If you let it go longer than 5 hours, it might get too tender.
  • Grill the meat on your outdoor or indoor grill, checking and turning often so that it doesn't dry out.
  • Serve with the tortillas, black beans, rice, and salsa.
  • You can also cut it up and serve it in taco form, in a burrito, on sandwiches and much more!


Calories: 519kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 1593mg | Potassium: 1038mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 775IU | Vitamin C: 11.3mg | Calcium: 121mg | Iron: 5.7mg
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