Rice Cooker Recipes Carne Asada Recipe

Rice Cooker Recipes Carne Asada Recipe

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This easy Carne Asada recipe produces an incredibly flavorful dish. It only takes a few minutes to mix up the marinade and to cook up. The hardest part is waiting for the beef to soak up all the flavor!

Rice Cooker Recipes Freshly grilled and sliced Carne Asada on a cutting board with some taco fixings around it.

I’ve loved Carne Asada for as long as I can remember. I love how tender, juicy and flavorful the marinated beef is and how can be eaten in a variety of ways, from tacos, burritos, tortas, tostadas, in a bowl over beans and rice, there are endless ways to enjoy carne asada.

The carne asada recipe we have for you today is so easy and really provides a ridiculous amount of flavor to the skirt steak. Not only is this recipe simple and delicious, but it cooks up in no time at all!

Rice Cooker Recipes Carne Asada beef ready for marinade on a cutting board.

Rice Cooker Recipes Carne Asada Marinade

Rice Cooker Recipes Ingredients for carne asada marinade shot overhead.

Our Carne Asada marinade recipe was developed to get the most flavorful beef we could. Here are the ingredients in our marinade:

  • 5 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano (Italian oregano is okay)
  • 1 1/2 limes, juiced (or 1 Mexican orange, juiced)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves

Rice Cooker Recipes How to Make This Easy Carne Asada

  1. Place all marinade ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  2. Place meat into a baking dish pour marinade mixture/paste over meat.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap and allow meat to marinate for at least 3 hours and up to 12 hours.
  4. Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat. Brush with vegetable oil.
  5. Grill meat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, lightly seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer meat onto a cutting board and rest, 5 to 7 minutes. Chop into bite sized pieces and serve.
Rice Cooker Recipes Carne Asada recipe cut up on a cutting board with lime wedges and a knife.

Rice Cooker Recipes FAQs

What is carne asada?

It’s thin slices of marinated and grilled beef, most typically made with skirt or flank steak. We use skirt steak in our recipe because it’s thinner and not quite as fibrous as flank steak.

Can I use a different cut of beef?

You can use a more tender cut of beef like ribeye steak, but there really isn’t a need to do so. The acidic marinade helps to tenderize the tougher cut of beef like skirt or flank steak. We also like using flap meat, as it’s similar to skirt steak and cooks up just as quickly.

What is Mexican Oregano and can I substitute Mediterranean Oregano?

Mexican oregano is an herb indigenous to Mexico with a strong woodsy and earthy flavor. It’s actually a different species of plant entirely from Mediterranean Oregano, which is from the mint family. If you’re unable to find Mexican oregano, you can substitute with Mediterranean oregano although the flavor just won’t be quite as sharp.

Can this be made ahead of time?

Yes! The carne asada can be marinated up to 2 days ahead of time, stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. You don’t want the beef to marinate for longer as the marinade will begin to break the meat itself down too much, creating an unappealing texture.

Can this recipe be frozen?

Yes! Place the marinated steak into a resealable bag, removing as much excess air before sealing, and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to use, place the frozen bag of carne asada onto a plate and thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Rice Cooker Recipes Tips and Tricks for Success

  • It’s important that the carne asada has marinated for several hours, although overnight is best, to help tenderize the meat and to maximize flavor.
  • The grill, skillet or grill pan being use should be hot before adding the carne. The carne asada should only be cooked on both sides for a few minutes to avoid overcooking, resulting in a tough texture.

If you don’t have access to a grill, or you just have some bad weather and don’t want to stand outside in the rain to grill, no problem! That is exactly why we love this Lodge Cast Iron Grill pan! It’s inexpensive and works great on the stove.

I love this Carne Asada recipe so much! There might be a lot of ingredients, but it’s totally worth it. Plus, the recipe itself is so easy and results is such delicious beef! I love using this in a variety of different recipes like our Carne Asada Torta, our Carne Asada Fries or our Carne Asada Nachos! Enjoy!

Rice Cooker Recipes Carne Asada up close freshly sliced with cilantro, tortillas, and lime wedges on the side.

Rice Cooker Recipes Carne Asada recipe on a cutting board with ingredients on the side.


Rice Cooker Recipes Carne Asada Recipe

This easy Carne Asada recipe produces an incredibly flavorful dish. It only takes a few minutes to mix up the marinade and to cook up. The hardest part is waiting for the beef to soak up all the flavor!

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

marinating time: 12 hrs

Total Time: 12 hrs 15 mins

Servings: 4

  INGREDIENTS  

Carne Asada Marinade

  • 5 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Mexican Oregano Italian oregano is okay
  • limes juiced or 1 Mexican orange,juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

  INSTRUCTIONS  

  • Place all marinade ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk together.

  • Place meat into a baking dish pour marinade mixture/paste over meat.

  • Cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate and allow meat to marinate for at least 3 hours and up to 12 hours.

  • Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat. Brush with vegetable oil.

  • Grill meat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, lightly seasoning with salt and pepper.

  • Transfer meat onto a cutting board and rest, 5 to 7 minutes. Chop into bite sized pieces and serve.

  NOTES  

  • You can use a more tender cut of beef like ribeye steak, but there really isn’t a need to do so. The acidic marinade helps to tenderize the tougher cut of beef like skirt or flank steak. We also like using flap meat, as it’s similar to skirt steak and cooks up just as quickly.
  • Make Ahead: The carne asada can be marinated up to 2 days ahead of time, stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
  • Freeze Ahead: Place the marinated steak into a resealable bag, removing as much excess air before sealing, and freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to use, place the frozen bag of carne asada onto a plate and thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

Calories: 420kcal Carbohydrates: 7g Protein: 26g Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 71mg Sodium: 756mg Potassium: 426mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 446IU Vitamin C: 8mg Calcium: 30mg Iron: 3mg

CUISINE: Mexican

KEYWORD: Beef, carne asada

COURSE: dinner

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About Jenny Park

Jenny Park is half of Spoon Fork Bacon. She is also a food stylist and recipe developer. One of her favorite foods is donuts. #sfbJENNY

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