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Carne Asada

November 21, 2022 • 0 comments

Carne Asada
Prepare this Carne Asada marinade with fresh citrus flavors the night before for a quick tasty dinner.
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  • Servings: 4


  • (1-2 lbs.) Flank Steak
  • (4) Cloves Garlic, minced
  • (1/2-3/4) Jalapeno, deseeded & diced
  • (2) Limes, juiced
  • (1/2 c) Orange Juice
  • (3/4 c) Cilantro, chopped & divided
  • (1/4 tsp.) Salt
  • (1/4 tsp.) Pepper
  • (1 tsp.) Fish Sauce
  • (2 Tbsp.) Rice Vinegar
  • (1/4 c) Vegetable Oil
  • (1) Gallon Zip Bag
  • Garnish
  • (8) Tortillas
  • (1) Lime, sliced into wedges
  • (1) Red Onion, diced
  • (1/4 c) Cilantro, chopped
  • (1/2 c) Shredded Cheese
  • Equipment
  • Citrus Juicer
  • Garlic Press
  • Grill or Cast Iron Pan


Step 1: Dice and de-seed the jalapeno, chop the cilantro and mince the garlic. Set 1/4 cup of cilantro aside for garnish.

Step 2: Add all of the ingredients into the gallon bag and mush around to mix.

Step 3: Add flank steak to the bag and seal removing as much air as possible. Place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or as long as overnight. The marinade adds fresh citrus flavor and tenderizes the meat.

Step 4: When ready to cook, preheat the grill or a cast iron pan. Cook the flank steak for 5-7 minutes per side depending on the thickness of your steak. Use a meat thermometer to prevent overcooking. Beef is medium rare at 130-140°F, and medium at 140-150°F.

Step 5: Once cooked to desired doneness, allow the meat to rest before cutting it into thin slices against the grain.

Step 6: Serve in the warm tortillas of your choice. I prefer corn while my husband and son prefer flour. When I was young my Grandfather taught me to heat tortillas over the burner of our gas stove. Flour tortillas cook very quickly. Garnish the tacos with red onion, cilantro, cheese, a squeeze of lime, and your favorite chips and salsa. I made a fresh tomatillo salsa to go with our meal. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe by Victoria Cook:

Victoria is a home cook turned host and cook for 100+ episodes of a private cooking show for wellness practitioners and their patients. As a lover of ethnic cuisines, she uses a variety of spices and fresh ingredients to make flavorful healthy meals for her husband and son. She loves to challenge herself with new recipes and if she can make them in an electric pressure cooker, she’s even happier.

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