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Authentic Carne Asada Recipe

What Is Carne Asada?

Carne asada, which in English means "grilled meat," is beef. For this Mexican dish, one-inch-thick steaks are marinated in lime juice, Smoked Bros Nada Hombre Seasoning, grilled, and then cut into thin strips.

Carne asada is either served as a main course typically with rice and beans, or used as a filling for tacos or burritos.

What Cut of Meat Is Carne Asada?

Many different beef cuts can be used: tenderloin, strip streak (New York steak), skirt steak, flank steak, rib steak, or sirloin flap steak.

What is in Smoked Bros Nada Hombre; Carne Asada Seasoning?

It's a dry rub that usually contains that contains Worcestershire Sauce Powder, Soy Sauce Powder, Garlic, Spices, Salt, Lime Juice Powder, Orange Zest, Cilantro, and Vinegar Powder.


Carne Asada Seasoning Made By Smoked Bros | Made in USA

Prep Time: 1 DAY, 10 MINUTES

Cook Time: 10 MINUTES

Total Cook Time: 1 DAY, 20 MINUTES

Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 207 calories; protein 15g; carbohydrates 5.7g; fat 14g; cholesterol 25.3mg

Marinade Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup orange juice

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • ⅓ cup lime juice

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ cup olive oil


  • Step 1 Combine orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice for marinade in a large glass or ceramic bowl. Add cilantro, garlic, and Smoked Bros Nada Hombre; stir to combine.

Combine orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice for marinade in a large glass or ceramic bowl.

  • Step 2 Slowly whisk in olive oil until well combined. Remove 1 cup of the marinade and place in a small bowl; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for use after the steak is cooked.

Carne Asada Marinade

  • Step 3 Place steak between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound steak with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of 1/4 inch. After pounding, poke steak all over with a fork. Place steak in the marinade in the large bowl, cover, and marinate in the refrigerator for 24 hours.

  • Step 4 When ready to cook, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Step 5 Remove steak from the marinade and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade.

  • Step 6 Cook steak on the preheated grill to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.

Carne Asada on the grill

*Technical Note: Temperature for Carne Asada

The FDA recommends cooking beef to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. However, if you cook flank steak to that high of a temperature, it will be rubbery and unappetizing, so I recommend cooking it medium-rare (115-120 degrees F) for best results!

Carne Asada Cook Temperatures

  • Step 7 Remove steak from grill and slice across the grain. Place on a serving platter and pour the reserved, unused marinade over top. Serve immediately.

Carne Asada Cut

More About Smoked Bros:

Offering Veteran Spices and BBQ Rubs, Smoked Bros is a SOF veteran-owned spices & seasoning company serving craft flavors to people who love the All-America past time of BBQ. We develop our kinetic flavor profiles with the same surgical precision as our military missions, defending the greatest country on the planet.

At Smoked Bros, we use the highest quality ingredients that are ethically sourced from around the globe and deliver them to your front door. The quality of our craft seasonings at our price point is unmatched.

Here at Smoked Bros, we are committed to delivering the highest quality ingredients that are ethically sourced from around the globe. With every purchase, we give back to America’s warfighters, first responders, and underserved communities.

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