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carne asada on a plate with rice and beans

Authentic Carne Asada

Carne asada is the perfect summer food. Serve it with warm corn tortillas and fresh pico de gallo.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword authentic carne asada, carne asada
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 283 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 1 1/2 lbs skirt steak
  • 1 tbs garlic salt I use Lawry's
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup lime juice freshly squeezed


  1. Put the steak in a large bowl. Combine the marinade ingredients and pour over the steak.

  2. Cover the bowl and let marinate in the fridge overnight.

  3. Preheat the grill to a medium heat for 5 minutes. Then grill the meat for 5-7 minutes on each side.

  4. Then transfer to a large tray and cover. Let rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

  5. Serve with warm corn tortillas and pico de gallo.

Nutrition Facts
Authentic Carne Asada
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 1859mg81%
Potassium 595mg17%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 31mg3%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.