Mexican On The Menu – Carne Asada

Carne Asada 735 | 2 Cookin Mamas

In Mexican cuisine, carne asada means “grilled beef”, though any type of dry heat cooking may be used, and is made from a thin marinated skirt steak. In my case, I wanted to use up some leftover standing rib roast that I had made over the weekend (I know you are saying what? leftover prime rib? – that is almost unheard of) so I adjusted a recipe I found online and it came out so delicious that I wish I had more leftovers! I also made a pico de gallo to go with it which was like the icing on the cake – oh it was so gooood!

Carne Asada

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef, skirt steak or left-over prime rib

Mojo Marinade
(original recipe by Tyler Florence)

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup bottled lime juice
  • 1/4 cup prepared orange juice
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

Pico de Gallo

  • 4 tomatoes, chopped small
  • 1/2 onion, chopped small
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped small
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped fine
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

Cut the beef into long thin strips. Mix all the mojo sauce ingredients together and place meat and sauce in resealable zippered bag. Marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Make pico de gallo by mixing all ingredients together then let sit in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

Just before serving, heat or cook the beef up quickly in a skillet and serve with warm tortillas (use a gluten free version for a delicious gluten-free meal), grated cheese and the pico de gallo.

Serves 4-6.

Wine Pairing: Stick with a full-bodied red wine that has jammy or fruity characteristics such as a Zinfandel, Malbec or a Rioja.

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Reply
    Eli Pacheco
    05/13/2014 at 10:19 am

    1. I love the idea of using leftover prime rib for this.

    2. You’re making my ham sandwich for lunch feel woefully inadequate.

    3. So glad I found this through the #TastyTuesdays linkup.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/13/2014 at 2:14 pm

      Sorry about your ham sandwich! lol This recipe is a great way to change up leftover beef into something that you would think was made that same day. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    05/13/2014 at 7:31 pm

    This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/13/2014 at 8:05 pm

      Thanks for the invite. Just added my carne asada and key lime pie.

  • Reply
    cookingwithcurls
    05/15/2014 at 6:07 pm

    Oh yum, I love this!! It looks so delicious. I am so glad that you shared with us at Food of the World. 🙂 Hope to see you next month!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/15/2014 at 8:09 pm

      Love the Mexican theme. Can’t wait for the next stop! I’ll be there.

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    05/16/2014 at 11:46 pm

    Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again next week!

  • Reply
    Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple
    05/18/2014 at 10:23 am

    I’ve got to try this for one of my husband and I’s date-night dinners. I’m going to pin this to our Mostly Homemade Mondays board. Thanks for sharing on Mostly Homemade Mondays. I can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

    Kelli @ The Sustainable Couple

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      05/20/2014 at 10:28 am

      It’s a great dinner for a Friday night, casual and fun. Serve with a nice Rose, Sauvignon Blanc or an ice-cold beer for a great evening.

  • Reply
    Miz Helen
    05/21/2014 at 7:47 pm

    Carne Asada is one of our all time favorite Mexican dishes, we think it is a must for a Mexican buffet. Thanks so much for joining our Foods of The World Tour to Mexico, hope you will join in France next month.
    See You Soon!
    Miz Helen

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