Carne Asada – Mexican Flare On The Grill

Recipe Friday is here! Nothing is better than trying out new recipes and sharing it with others. Stay with us here at Gas Grills Now and each Friday you will receive a new recipe that you can try on your grill this weekend.

Today I am going to share with you a recipe for Carne Asada on the grill. I love Mexican food, but I have always stuck to the traditional ground beef and chicken when cooking at home. I found a recipe online for carne asada and it had some pretty good reviews. Below is how you make it.


  • 1-3 lbs. Skirt Steak or Flank Steak (thinner the better)
  • 1 lime, juiced (I used 3 tablespoons of lime juice)
  • 1 lemon juiced (I used 3 tablespoons of lemon juice)
  • 1 orange, juiced or 1/2 cup orange juice (I used the 1/2 cup of oj)
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 2 T ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 T dried oregano leaves
  • 1-1/2 T fresh chopped cilantro
  • garlic cloves coarsely chopped to taste (I used the jar kind and put 1/2 tablespoon in)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced

You want to get all the ingredients for this a day ahead of time. Put your steak in a zip lock bag and then mix together all the other ingredients. When finished pour this mixture over the steak in the ziplock bag. Now put it in the refrigerator and let it marinate for 24 hours. The more it marinates the better it is.

After they have marinated fire up the grill and pre-heat it. I drained out all the juice from the bag and put all the onions in a foil pouch and put them on the grill first to cook. After the onions have started cooking I placed the steak on the grill. Cooking times will vary here depending on how much steak you used and how thin it is. Mine only took about 10 minutes to cook up.

You can eat the steak and onions by itself or pair it up with a tortilla. I went the tortilla route with a little white rice, cheese and sour cream. The meat had an amazing flavor from marinating over night as did the onions. I think I actually liked the onions more than the steak. Check out the photo gallery below of the meal.

Side note:
I love Chipotle rice and thought it would be perfect to go with this meal. Here is a quick recipe to make a Chipotle like rice. Not exactly the same, but still good nonetheless. You will need basmati rice, fresh cilantro, lime juice and salt (kosher salt works well). Just cook the rice as directed and mix in some cilantro, lime juice and salt to taste and then you will have some Chipotle like rice with your meal!

Leave a comment ?


  1. Looks yummy!

  2. I have to try this recipe! Seems very simple and I like how you can let it marinate for at least a day!

  3. Yum… how amazing! I can’t wait to try this.

  4. Rebecca Honey Graham

    I have to try this!!

  5. Yummers! This looks so good, I’ve gotta try it!

  6. brenda helgeson

    This looks pretty yummy

  7. Awesome recipe! Looks delicious!

  8. Theresa Jenkins

    we’re on a Mexican kick right now…were having a family get together and doing mexican this weekend I going to have to try this

  9. looks great to eat cant wait till the weather warms!!

  10. :smile: Boy I love carne asada! This looks super yummy!!

  11. Rebecca Rendon

    Sounds so yummy

  12. MMM, can’t wait to try the carne asada! would be great to try it on a new grill! ;)

  13. Denise DeBerardino

    loved it loved it! So easy. My guests thought they were the BOMB!

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