Monday, April 28, 2014

Carne Asada

My husband and I both grew up in a part of the country where the Mexican culture had a big influence on our local cuisine. Rancher Beans, Tacos, Burrito's and Carne Asada all very familiar menu items in our home. Carne Asada a Mexican term that means grilled meat and is usually grilled on an outdoor grill or on a grill indoors. It is usually a flank or skirt steak that has been marinated in a well seasoned marinade before grilling. Carne Asada is one of the most popular dishes in Mexican cuisine, and originated primarily in the northern and western parts of Mexico, making it's way to Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. It is one of my husbands favorite Mexican meats and I am happy to share this recipe with all of you today.

Carne Asada
Carne Asada at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Carne Asada
Miz Helen's Kitchen
2 pounds flank or skirt steak
2 lemons, sliced thin
1 orange, sliced thin
1 onion, sliced thin
1 cup fresh cilantro,chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon oregano
5 tablespoons soy sauce
1-1/2 cups beer  
Mix the cumin, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder and oregano in a small bowl.
Rub the dry season mix on both sides of the meat covering well using all the season mix.
In a large bowl, layer 1/2 of the onion slices and the lemon slices, place the meat on top of that layer.
Sprinkle 1/2 of the Soy Sauce over the layer.
On the next layer, place the other 1/2 of the onion slices and the orange slices.
Sprinkle the other half of the Soy Sauce on top of that layer.
Place the chopped cilantro on top of the layers.
Pour the beer over the layers and cover the bowl.
Place in the refrigerator overnight before grilling.
Remove the meat from the marinade and discard the marinade.
Place the meat on a very hot grill.
Grill 6 minutes on each side.
Remove from grill and let set for 10 minutes before slicing.
Slice the meat against the grain in very thin slices.
Marinate The Meat Overnight

Carne Asada at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Grill The Meat On A Very Hot Grill

Carne Asada at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Slice Against The Grain

Carne Asada at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Serve The Meat With Mexican Toppings and Guacamole
I am serving this Carne Asada today with Flour Tortillas and Miz Helen's Guacamole.

Carne Asada at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Just Build Your Own

Carne Asada at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Carne Asada at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I am so happy that you were able to stop by today and enjoy one of our favorite meals with us. Hope you have a fantastic week and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy


  1. Pinning and making! This sounds awesome.

  2. This recipe looks so fresh and delicious, Miz Helen. We are eating more and more Mexican food lately and I love the flavours this involves. This will be so perfect for summer get togethers! Thanks so much for introducing me to a new recipe - I had never heard of this before and I know it will be a big hit here. Have a great day. Stumbled and Pinned!

  3. This sounds amazing, Miz Helen. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe--pinning!

  4. Now that looks like a meal my family would love!

  5. Looks amazing! I can't wait to try it!


  6. I spend many years in the Southwest of Texas and then in the Dallas area. I grew to love all Mexican cuisine, but this may be one of my favorites. I will give this recipe a try! I know it will be great. Thanks for linking got the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party!

  7. This looks delicious. We love carne asada.

  8. Oh goodness this looks fantastic. Love the marinade full of citrus! Thank you so much for joining us this week, at Simple Supper Tuesday. Have a great week, Miz Helen.

  9. This looks delicious and perfect for grilling weather!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

  10. Delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. I am highlighting this recipe on this weeks blog hop.

  11. Oh my goodness your Carne Asada looks so good, Miz Helen! I love the spices you have used. What a delicious, wholesome meal. Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop. Pinned :-)

  12. What is the benefit of using beer in this recipe. What can I use for a substitute?

    1. The biggest benefit to using the beer is that the beer acts as a tenderizer. You can use apple juice or a lemon lime soda. Hope you enjoy the recipe and thanks so much for stopping by!
      Miz Helen


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