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Authentic Carne Asada Recipe

Every Authentic Carne Asada recipe starts the marinade. With flavors of orange, lime, cumin, cilantro and garlic, this is grilled meat perfection.
4.9 from 8 votes
Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 14 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 383 kcal



  • Juice of one orange
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds flank steak


  • In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, lime juice, oil, soy sauce, cilantro, garlic, jalapeño and cumin. Taste and if needed, add salt.
  • Place steak in a resealable plastic bag, pour ingredients over the top. Seal bag and massage marinade into meat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • Remove meat from fridge one hour before you want to cook it to allow to come to room temperature.
  • Remove meat from marinade and pat dry.
  • Heat grill to medium-high heat. Grill steak 3 - 5 minutes per side for medium rare. Use a meat thermometer for the most accuracy and remember the temperature will rise a couple of degrees while the steak rests.
  • Allow steak to rest 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. Serve.


Nutrition facts are for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 3.5gProtein: 43.1gFat: 21.1gSaturated Fat: 6.4gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 1073mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1.3g
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Keywords: beef