Carne Asada - the Real Deal

Recipe by Jostlori
READY IN: 18mins




  • In a large ziploc bag, place beer, oregano (rub between palms to crush while adding), cumin, orange juice, sugar and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste, making it a bit on the salty side.
  • Add red pepper flakes and achiote powder, if using. Achiote gives it a nice color and a subtle taste.
  • Zip bag closed and shake or knead to blend all ingredients well.
  • Add flank steak, zip closed and combine to saturate all sides of beef. Refrigerate at least one hour, turning and shaking bag from time to time.
  • Drink rest of beer while meat is marinating.
  • Place meat on hot grill, turning only once, about four minutes per side for medium well.
  • When done to your liking, place meat on cutting board, let rest for a few minutes, then cut into small 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Serve with warm corn and/or flour tortillas, guacamole, salsa and sour cream (or crema fresca). Beans and mexican rice on the side - see my recipe for the rice.