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grilled carne asada recipe

Grilled Carne Asada

Juicy flank steak marinated in citrus and spices and grilled to perfection. Don't wait for "Taco Tuesday" for the best grilled Carne Asada Recipe you've ever had! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
marinating time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 316kcal


  • 2-2 ½ lbs Flank Steak
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced or pressed
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • ½ tbs chili powder
  • teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • ½ orange, sliced
  • lettuce, tomatoes, avocados and cilantro for serving


  • Whisk together oil, vinegar, lime juice, orange juice, garlic, pepper, salt, cumin, chili powder, cloves and cilantro.
  • Place steak in a zip lock bag or 9x13 dish. Pour marinade over top. Add sliced oranges.
  • Marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day.
  • Preheat grill to 400-500.  Remove meat from marinade, place on the grill.  Cook for 6-7 minutes per side for medium rare. Adjust times to your preference.
  • Let meat rest for 10  minutes after removing from the grill.  Slice against the grain and serve with lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro.


Freezer option:  Place meat and marinade in a ziplock bag and freeze flat. Double bagging it is always a good idea.  
Thaw in the fridge prior to cooking.


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 211mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 308IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg