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Easy and Authentic Carne Asada

 Can you think of a steak any better than a perfectly marinated and grilled Carne Asada. This version of the Baja Mexican classic is not only authentic and delicious, it is mess-free thanks to this delicious marinating hack! Curious to know how it's done? Just mix the marinade up in a resealable zip-top bag. To do so, just follow this simple recipe: 
Authentic Carne Asada

Carne Asada

Prep: 10 Mins | Total: 25 Mins
Serves: 4-6 servings
Difficulty: Easy


2 Pounds Flank, Hanger, or Skirt Steak, trimmed
2 Tablespoons Lime juice (Juice of 2 limes)
1/2 Cup Orange Juice (Juice of 1 to 2 small oranges)
4 to 6 cloves Garlic, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
1 Jalapeno, minced
3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
1 Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
To Taste Kosher Salt
To Taste Ground Black Pepper

Authentic Carne Asada


1. Place the steak in a gallon-sized reusable bag. Add the lime juice, orange juice, garlic, jalapeño, olive oil, chili powder, white vinegar, cilantro, salt, and ground black pepper. Before tightly sealing the bag, remove any excess air. 

2. Gently massage the steak in the marinade, ensuring it is fully coated and allow the steak to marinate in the refrigerator for at least two hours, or overnight.

3. Remove the steak from a reusable bag and discard the excess marinade. Heat a grill or grill a pan on high and once hot, cook the steak to your liking until it is done. After cooking allow the steak to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing against the grain. Serve warm. 

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