Authentic Carne Asada

Carne Asada Recipe

Authentic Carne Asada Recipe marinaded in a spicy citrus marinaded and grilled to perfection, this is the perfect Mexican steak recipe you'll keep forever!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Carne Asada
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 466 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 canned adobo chipotle pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 4 pounds flank steak
US Customary - Metric


  1. Add all the ingredients except for the steak into a blender and blend until emulsified, then keep 1 cup of it reserved in the fridge for serving when cooked.
  2. Add the rest to a resealable container and place your steak on a cutting board.
  3. Using a meat tenderizer or fork pierce the steak(ALL OVER) then using a mallet get it to a 1/2" even thickness before adding it to the marinade and letting it marinade at least 24 hours but preferably 48 hours).
  4. Grill on medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side for medium doneness and while cooking warm your remaining marinade to serve with your cooked carne asada which is served cut against the grain of the meat (do not cook this cut of meat more than a medium doneness).

Nutrition Facts
Carne Asada Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 466 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 136mg 45%
Sodium 973mg 41%
Potassium 937mg 27%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 50g 100%
Vitamin A 17.4%
Vitamin C 22.6%
Calcium 7.7%
Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.