Carne asada is a popular Mexican dish consisting of grilled and sliced beef. Flank steak or skirt steak are usually used to make authentic carne asada. The meat is marinated in a blend of flavors like garlic, citrus juice, cilantro, and spices before being cooked. In this article, I will instruct you how to cook tasty carne asada in 4 different ways.

1. How To Cook Carne Asada on Stove

Ingredients

  • 1-1.5 lbs flank or skirt steak
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lime wedges for serving

Instructions

In a bowl or resealable bag, combine the olive oil, citrus juice, garlic, chili powder, cumin and salt. Add the steak and turn to coat evenly. Marinate for at least 30 minutes up to overnight.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove steak from marinade and pat dry with paper towels.

Add steak to skillet and cook for 4-6 minutes per side, until charred and internal temperature reaches 145°F for medium-rare doneness.

Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing thinly across the grain.

Serve the carne asada with warmed tortillas, pico de gallo, guacamole and lime wedges.

2. How To Cook Carne Asada in Oven

Ingredients

  • 1 flank or skirt steak, 1-1.5 lbs
  • Marinade of your choice
  • Lime wedges for serving

Instructions

Prepare your favorite carne asada marinade and coat steak evenly. Marinate for 30 mins-1 hour.

Preheat oven to 450°F. Place marinated steak on a broiler pan or baking sheet.

Roast for 12-15 minutes for medium-rare, turning halfway. Steak should reach 145°F internally.

Remove steak and let rest 5 minutes before slicing across the grain.

Serve the oven baked carne asada warm with tortillas and desired taco toppings.

3. How To Cook Carne Asada in Air Fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 flank steak or skirt steak, 1 lb
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a gallon zip top bag, combine olive oil, garlic, seasonings and lime juice. Add steak and marinate 15-30 mins.

Preheat air fryer to 390°F. Remove steak from marinade and pat dry.

Place steak in air fryer basket and cook for 14-16 minutes, flipping halfway, until it reaches 145°F.

Let steak rest 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with warm tortillas and favorite taco toppings.

4. How To Cook Carne Asada on Grill

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs flank or skirt steak
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

In a large resealable plastic bag, combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic, and dry seasonings. Add steak, seal and turn bag to coat. Marinate 30 mins-1 hour.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Oil grates.

Remove steak from marinade and pat dry. Grill for 6-8 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness, 145°F internally.

Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest 5-10 minutes.

Slice thinly across the grain. Serve grilled carne asada with desired taco toppings.

With its robust marinated flavor, carne asada is delicious made using a variety of cooking methods. Follow these recipes in this article to cook flavorful carne asada steak at home

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