Carne Asada square

Carne Asada

Whip up this easy Carne Asada dinner tonight using holiday leftovers. Thin sliced prime rib is marinated in a citrus mojo for true Mexican flavor and topped with fresh pico de gallo.  Serve on tacos or tortillas and, believe me,  no one will believe it's leftovers! Option included for grilling a marinated skirt steak.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keywords carne asada, dinner, mexican, pico de gallo, prime rib, recipe, skirt steak
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Marinate 1 hour
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 551 kcal
Author Linda Warren


  • 1 1/2 pounds leftover prime rib or skirt steak

Mojo Marinade

  • 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


  1. If using leftover prime rib, slice the beef into long thin strips. If you are going to grill a skirt steak, leave whole to marinate and cut prior to serving.

  2. Prepare and combine all the mojo sauce ingredients together.
  3. Place meat, either raw skirt steak or cooked prime rib, and marinade into resealable zippered bag and refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

  4. Make pico de gallo by mixing all ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Place in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Just before serving, heat the beef up quickly, about 3-5 minutes in a skillet. If grilling skirt steak, preheat grill to high and cook about 4 minutes per side. Remove and slice.

  7. Serve with warm tortillas (use a gluten free version for a delicious gluten-free meal), grated cheese, sliced avocado and pico de gallo.

Recipe Notes

Mojo Marinade recipe by Tyler Florence

Nutrition Facts
Carne Asada
Amount Per Serving
Calories 551 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 511mg15%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 28.1mg34%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.