Grilled Carne Asada

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 30 min.
Angie McGowan
Wrap in a warm tortilla and top with pico de gallo and chopped avocado.


  • 1 2 lb flank steak
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbs white vinegar
  • 3 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 dash salt, or to taste
  • 1 dash pepper, or to taste
  • 2 Tbs vegetable oil for grilling


  • Preheat grill. Combine all ingredients, except steak, in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Add steak and let it marinate for 1–3 hours. Letting it marinate for too long will make the meat soggy because the citrus and vinegar will start to cook the meat.
  • Brush grill grates with vegetable oil. Grill until you get a good sear on each side. Don't cook it more than medium, or it will become dry.
  • Make sure to let the steak rest for at least half of its cooking time. Slice perpendicular to grain of meat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 575
  Calories from Fat 376 (65%)
(64%)Total Fat 41g
(61%)Saturated Fat 12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
(39%)Cholesterol 118mg
(8%)Sodium 204mg
(25%)Potassium 868mg
Total Carbohydrate 4g
(2%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(90%)Protein 45g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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