Carne Asada (Grilled Steak)

Recipe by Nif_H
READY IN: 12mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 -3
    lbs flank steaks or 2 -3 lbs skirt steaks
  • 1 -2
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 -3
    oranges, juice only
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 14
    cup oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large stainless steel or glass bowl, mix the meat with the onions, orange juice, salt, pepper and oil. Cover and marinate at least 1 hour, or better yet overnight.
  • Start a good fire in your grill, preferably with mesquite charcoal. Remove the meat from its marinade, pat dry and grill over hot flame until the first side is well browned, from 5-7 minutes.
  • Turn the meat over and grill on the other side until cooked to desired doneness. Remove to a clean platter.
  • Slice meat into thin strips across the grain and serve as a topping for tostadas or as a filling for tacos or burritos.
  • VARIATIONS:
  • Add some lime juice along with the orange juice in the marinade. Or use sour orange juice (naranja agria) if you can find it.
  • Other possible marinade additions include ground cumin, chili powder and chopped cilantro. Everyone has their own favorites.
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