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Easy Carne Asada

  • Author: Katja from Savory Lotus
  • Yield: serves 3-4 1x



  • 2 pounds skirt or flank steak (very thin)
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • juice from one lime
  • juice from half of small orange
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (like this) or melted ghee (like this)
  • 1 tsp unrefined salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder (I use this brand)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder (I use this one)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (like this)
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (I usethis brand)
  • several grinds of fresh black pepper


  1. Place steaks in a nonreactive glass pan. Set aside.
  2. Combine vinegar, lime juice, orange juice, oil, salt, and spices in a small bowl. Pour over steak. Turn steak to evenly coat.
  3. Allow to marinate in fridge for at least an hour (and up to 24 hours.) Allow meat to come to room temperature before grilling.
  4. Preheat grill on medium high heat. Brush the grates with a little oil to prevent the meat from sticking.
  5. Grill for 2-3 minutes on each side for a medium rare steak (depending on how thick your steaks are.) Leave it on a bit more if you prefer.
  6. Remove the steak pieces to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice the steak across the grain on a diagonal. Enjoy!