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Authentic Carne Asada

    In this authentic carne asada recipe, skirt flank steak is marinated in a fragrant mixture of orange juice, garlic and spices then grilled to perfection. 

    Authentic Carne Asada

    One of my fondest memories of a recent trip to Santa Fe was a visit to Cafe Pasqual’s, one of the city’s most beloved restaurants offering traditional New Mexican cuisine. 

    Cafe Pasquals Carne Asada

    I had just finished a long hike through Slot Canyon so I arrived hungry and ready to dive into the carne asada. Tender, juicy and slightly charred, I immediately began brainstorming how to recreate this dish at home.

    Carne Asada Authentic Beef Recipe

    What made this carne asada stand out was the hint of ground cloves and warm cumin in the background of the garlicky, citrus marinade. Once the steak hits the grill, the natural sugars in the orange juice create the ultimate char.

    Carne Asada Grilled Beef Recipe

    Traditionally served with warm corn tortillas, it’s just as delicious on it’s own, with beans or on a salad. The options are endless.

    Your fork is waiting.

    Grilled Carne Asada Recipe

    Authentic Carne Asada

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    In this authentic carne asada recipe, skirt flank steak is marinated in a fragrant mixture of orange juice, garlic and spices then grilled to perfection. 
    PREP: 10 mins
    COOK: 8 mins
    Resting Time 10 mins
    TOTAL: 18 mins
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    Servings: 4

    Ingredients
     

    • 24 ounces skirt or flank steak
    • 1 orange (juiced)
    • 1 lime (juiced)
    • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
    • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon pepper
    • ½ teaspoon ground cloves

    Instructions
     

    • Place skirt steak in a large resealable plastic bag and add all remaining ingredients. Seal bag then mix around with your hands to ensure beef is evenly coated with the marinade. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 4 hours or overnight. 
    • To cook, preheat grill on high heat. Grill steak 3-4 minutes per side for medium rare. Let rest 10 minutes before serving. 

    Nutrition

    Serving: 5ouncesCalories: 385kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 38gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 102mgSodium: 1177mgPotassium: 693mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 75IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 63mgIron: 3.3mg
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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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