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Carne Asada Marniade

Skirt steak grilled over open fire with a homemade carne asada marinade 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword Carne Asada Marinade, Grilled Carne Asada
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 675kcal
Author Evelyn




  • In a small bowl, combine teriyaki sauce, sugar and salt garlic, jalapeños, stir until sugar is dissolved. 
  • Juice the 4 lemons, strain the seeds out and add the juice to the marinade. Then stir in the minced bell peppers.
  • Place the skirt steak meat in a large marinade dish and pour the marinade over it.  Make sure the marinade completely surrounds each piece or layer of the meat.   
  • Slice the remaining lemon into thin rounds and place between the meat layers and in the marinade. 
  • Cover and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. 
  •  When ready to grill, remove the marinaded carne asada from the container and dispose of the liquid. 
  • Grill the meat over a medium high flame for 6-8 minutes on each side.  The meat should be barely pink inside and if it’s cooked too long, it could become tough.
  • Remove from fire, let rest 5 minutes, then slice into diagonal strips against the grain of the meat.  Slicing against the grain of the carne asada makes it more tender instead of chewy.
  • Serve by adding strips of the carne on a warmed flour tortilla and top with guacamole and pico de gallo.  Roll up and enjoy.


Calories: 675kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 56g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1189mg | Potassium: 1203mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 7mg