Grilled Carne Asada marinated and spice rubbed for the most juicy, tender, flavorful Carne Asada EVER! Restaurant quality carne asada perfect for tacos, burritos, nachos, salads, etc. at a fraction of the price and fabulous for crowds!
I always hesitate by putting “best” in the tile of a recipe because “Best” is such a personal preference. We each have our own “best” – some may like spicier, some may like sweeter, some may like saltier. But this is the “Best” Carne Asada recipe I have ever made or tried and I hope you will agree!
My husband, Patrick, is a carne asada connoisseur. He devours carne asada burritos, California burritos (carne asado burritos with French fries, etc.), carne asada fries, carne asada nachos or carne asada street tacos at least once a week either after surfing or on our Friday night dates. Living in Carlsbad/San Diego, we have a plethora of Mexican restaurants and he is always on the hunt for the “best” carne asada.
The hunt stops here.
To please my carne asada critic, I perfected this recipe with 4 different attempts. We didn’t mind the attempts as they were all tender, and charred and delicious. Still, they lacked a certain “umph” of flavor – restaurant quality flavor. Finally, I decided to not only marinate the steak but also rub the steak with spices right before grilling. So not only does the steak marinate in orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce and a splash of liquid smoke, it gets marinated with and then rubbed with cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic and onion. And that is when “good” became Patrick’s approved “best” carne asada.
This carne asada will immediately elevate your tacos, burritos, nachos, fries, etc. to the most amazing tacos, burritos, nachos, fries, etc. especially when piled with cheese, sour cream and guacamole or as I prefer, my Avocado Crema from my Chili Lime Chicken Tacos (I HIGHLY recommend the crema instead of guacamole). Carne asada is awesome for crowds (like 4th of July!) because almost all the prep is done beforehand and everyone can customize their toppings to their liking for their very own version of “Best.”
Your “best” version’s of (fill in the blank – burritos, tacos, etc.) is waiting for you. And it starts with Grilled Carne Asada.
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