Marinated Carne Asada

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READY IN: 3hrs
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a sandwhich bag, mix together the cumin, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, onion, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Combine remaining ingredients (only 2 tbsp olive oil) except steak into a freezer bag or large container for marinating.
  • Add 3 tbsp of the spice mixture to the marinade and mix to combine.
  • perforate steak with a fork in multiple places.
  • add steak to marinade and remove excess air.
  • refrigerate for 4-24 hours (preference).
  • When ready to grill, mix remaining spice mix with 2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry (don't remove spices, just so they aren't wet).
  • rub the spice mix/olive oil combo all over the steaks and let them rest at room temperature for 30-60 minutes.
  • Preheat grill or skillet (preferably cast iron) to medium heat (about 5/10).
  • Cook for 5-6 minutes per side depending on thickness. (see below for detailed notes).
  • Remove steak from heat and let rest for 10 minutes before thinly slicing.
  • For cooking in a cast iron skillet:
  • Gas stove: set to 5/10.
  • Cook for 5 minutes per side for medium (if steak is ~1/2"-3/4" thick).
  • *Important* Do not flip before 5 minutes is done!
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