How to Make Authentic Carne Asada

How to Make Authentic Carne Asada

Today on The Stay At Home Chef I’m showing you how to make Authentic Carne Asada. Now, I may not be Mexican, but I’ve lived in Southern California for most of my life and I’ve been spoiled with some of the best Mexican food you can get North of the border. So while Mexican food may not be a part of my heritage, it has certainly played a big part in my life. Today I’m going to use a really nice, choice-grade flank steak. You can see that it looks like it has lines running through it. This is called the grain of the beef. You’ll want to remember what that grain is because you want to slice against the grain. The key to great flavor in a carne asada is to marinate your meat. We’re going to save ourselves some dishes and make our marinade directly in a gallon-sized ziploc bag. So I’ll pour in 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup olive oil the juice from 2 limes 1 cup of chopped cilantro leaves 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper 1 minced jalapeno 4 cloves of crushed garlic and then 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. Seal this up real quick, and squish it around until it’s mixed. And then we can put our meat in. Seal it back up. Make sure it’s sealed really tight… And squish it around so that the meat gets covered by the marinade. Put this in the fridge for 2 to 12 hours. If you can swing 12 hours then I highly recommend it so that the meat has all that time to absorb that really great flavor. And due to the magic of YouTube that’ll be in about 2 seconds. Ta-da! It’s been about 6 hours. I’ve got the grill outside all heated up and it’s ready for our meat. So we’ll just take the meat out of the bag and slap it on the grill. It will need to cook on the grill for about 7-10 minutes per side on the highest heat. You want really nice sear marks on this. Once it’s done, pull it off the grill and let it rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing into it. And remember, slice against the grain. Thanks for watching! Be sure to check out all of my other great video recipes. And subscribe to my channel! Give this video a quick thumbs up to let me know you liked it and be sure to check out my website See you later!

71 thoughts on “How to Make Authentic Carne Asada

  1. I knew I was going to be disappointed within the first few seconds. First off she couldn’t pronounce carne asada and second off she’s not even Mexican, white in fact which makes the cultural cuisine way different. I’m Mexican born and I can tell you this ain’t it. Never in my life have a seen anymore in any Mexican bbq put fuckin VINEGAR and chopped jalapeños in there. This video wouldn’t have so much hate if it would’ve just said Mexican inspired instead of authentic. I don’t even trust the authenticity of Mexican restaurants unless the vast majority of their customers are Mexican. There are A Lot of Mexican owned restaurants that cater to white people which I’ve given a chance and they never fail to disappoint me.

  2. Wait you use no magic I'm pretty sure you use the same bag with the fresh meat and the fresh vegetables on there cuz those vegetables were still not wilted buy vegetables I mean whatever you put in that bag with that mean that's b*****

  3. Looks good, if overcooked. I wonder if I could supplement something in lieu of the cilantro. I am one of those people who detects a very unpleasant soapy taste in cilantro.

  4. Lots of hate around here…
    the marinade doesn’t sound too bad, but if you grill that piece of meat for 15-20 minutes @ 400+ it’s gonna turn into a roofing shingle!

  5. please tell me ??? How to marinade carne asada for 21 days in soy sauce and pineapple juice? if anyone knows please write? thanks a lot in advance?

  6. this recipe is wrong yu jus need mexican beer(modelo) lime juice, cilantro and some lime zest smh i hate when americans try to recreat mexican. lassics

  7. So is it racist that I want to learn carne asada from someone whom rolls their R's? Your opening line summed it right up for me, in what I am looking for.

  8. Skirt steak, skirt steak, skirt steak is the best meat for this. You nailed almost all the best ingredients for carne asada. This is the first of your videos I've seen and won't be the last. BTW you are good looking and looks like you have a great personality:) and yes I'm Mexican.

  9. iin Germany you could put certain meat into buttermilk now please, even vine is sour…why orangejuice? But okay, I think it was also fine with Lemon lime oil and vinegar, some only grill with beer

  10. Im mexican i live in tijuana, if you live in california you dont know how to make real carne asada.
    First of all you need fresh squezze orange juice. Not sunny delight.
    You dont need cilantro to marinate the meat.
    May be you think taco bell is real mexican food jajajajaajajajajajajajaja

  11. Another Mexican approving of this recipe. Instructions are simple and basic with little room for improvement. – (All recipes can be altered, but in this case ingredients and methods are fundamental. Very few cooks would be disappointed with this recipe.)

  12. I use this recipe every time. I've done a 6 hour marinade and overnight. Flavorful and tender as can be! Thank you!

  13. Sounds great but meat really shouldn’t be soaked in acid-based marinade for for more than a few hours. The proteins basically turn to rubber. Also, this cut of meat (skirt/flank/hanger) shouldn’t be cooked any more than medium rare. Heat should be as high as you can get it and cook for two or three minutes on each side. In fact the best way to cook it is ON the coals of a charcoal grill. Not on the grate, but actually on the coals…no kidding. 2-3 min on each side, then wrap in foil and rest for 15 min. Best steak you’ll ever have.

  14. So I saw your inspiring video. And I learned so much from that and the type of person you are! You’re beautiful inside and out and so talented!! I have not met you but I feel like I relate to you in so many levels because I am going through a similar circumstance and try to enjoy every day as it were my last. I came across this video and was so excited that I recognized you from that one video! You rock girl! *hugs* thank you for being that person! I try to be that person too! Your video made me tear up you’re so strong and brave And I wish you many positive vibes and blessings girl do your thing! You’re amazing!!!!

  15. What’s been Mexican got to do with any of this. If you know how to cook you can cook anything. I’m Mexican and I can cook some badass Italian and Chinese plates.

  16. great sounding marinade but I would only marinade for about an hour and buy the thin cut carne asada meat and marinade.Then just throw on a hot grille for about a minute or so per side (depending how well done you want it) and your done..

  17. 00:18 you didn't need to explain yourself for making Mexican food, but I respect you so much more for that! thank you!

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