Tex-Mex Carne Asada

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • In mortar or heavy bowl, mash garlic, salt, cumin, and oregano; blend spices into vinegar and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Score meat in a cross-hatch pattern with deep cuts; rub spice blend into meat, making sure it gets into cuts.
  • Marinate meat 1-4 hours in spice marinade.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Drain marinade from meat and reserve.
  • Coat meat in flour and shake away excess.
  • In roasting pan over heat on stove, heat onions in olive oil.
  • Add meat and brown on all sides.
  • Add reserved marinade, wine, bay leaves, Worcestershire sauce, and roasted bell peppers.
  • Cover and roast in oven at 350 degrees F.
  • for 2 hours, basting occasionally, turning meat over several times.
  • Add a mixture of three parts water, one part wine to the pan if the meat starts to stick and the marinade gets low.
  • Remove meat from pan, slice, and roast for 20-25 minutes longer, until meat tests done.
  • Check sauce for seasoning; strain and serve over meat, if desired.