Carne Asada (Arrachera Con Ajo Y Limon A La Parrilla)

Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 6 mins

Typical Mexican flank steak, marinated, then cooked rapidly at high heat, and splashed with the zing of fresh lime-que delisioso!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. If necessary, trim steak, leaving some fat.
  2. In shallow dish, rub steaks with garlic and oil.
  3. Marinate steaks,covered and chilled, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day.
  4. Prepare grill.
  5. Season steaks generously with coarse salt and grill on a rack set 5 to 6 inches over glowing coals 2 to 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare.
  6. (Alternatively, steaks may be broiled on rack of a broiler pan under a preheated broiler 3 inches from heat about 4 minutes on each side.) Transfer steaks to a cutting board and drizzle with lime juice.
  7. Let steaks stand, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes and with a sharp knife cut diagonally across grain into thin slices.
  8. Garnish with grilled onions, serve with tortillas, refried beans and rice.


Most Helpful

This was a great simple recipe. It was a little too lime-y for me, but delicious all the same. I think it would be a 5 star recipe on the grill; I did mine under the broiler. Thanks for sharing!

Heirloom March 30, 2008

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