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14 INGREDIENTS 9 STEPS 3hr 30min

Grilled Carne Asada with Smoky Salsa

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Carne Asada refers to thin slices of beef (usually flank or skirt steak) grilled and used as a filling for fajitas or tacos. I ended up eating mine wrapped in the tortilla with fresh avocado, but if you really want to make that wow factor for dinner, present the carved meat smothered in salsa and garnished with cilantro, but beware – it’s almost too pretty to eat.
Grilled Carne Asada with Smoky Salsa Recipe | SideChef
Carne Asada refers to thin slices of beef (usually flank or skirt steak) grilled and used as a filling for fajitas or tacos. I ended up eating mine wrapped in the tortilla with fresh avocado, but if you really want to make that wow factor for dinner, present the carved meat smothered in salsa and garnished with cilantro, but beware – it’s almost too pretty to eat.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
6
Serves 6

Carne Asada

1 lb
or Skirt Steak
1 tsp
Ground Cumin
1 handful
to taste
2 cloves
Garlic , crushed

Salsa

3 cups
Cherry Tomatoes , halved
2
Jalapeño Peppers , halved, deseeded
1
Red Onion , sliced
1/2 Tbsp
to taste

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
155
FAT
6.4 g
PROTEIN
14.6 g
CARBS
10.0 g

Author's Notes

Make the salsa a day in advance, the flavor will be much more intense!

For TortillaLand® Fresh Ready to Cook Tortillas:

1. Preheat a non-stick pan to medium heat (440ºF). No butter or oil required.

2. Place tortilla in a pan and cook for 30 seconds until slightly golden and tortilla begins to puff.

3. Turn tortillas over, and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Cook thoroughly before eating. Caution: tortilla will be hot. Enjoy!

Keep refrigerated until ready to use. Do not mix cooked and uncooked tortillas. Try cooking the tortillas on the grill or BBQ - grill tortillas until they have grill marks on both sides.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Trim the Flank Steak (1 lb) of any excess fat or silver skin. I like to leave some fat on the meat, it helps it tenderize plus it'll melt on the grill anyways.
Step 2
In a food processor, pulse the Fresh Cilantro (1 handful) , Ground Cumin (1 tsp) , and Ground Black Pepper (1/2 tsp) . Slowly drizzle in a teaspoon or two of Olive Oil (to taste) until a paste forms.
Step 3
Rub all over the meat and place into a zip lock bag with the Garlic (2 cloves) and the juice of a Lime (1) . I like to toss in my lime peels for more flavor.
Step 4
Let that hang out in the fridge for at least three hours. The more, the better!
Step 5
While those are cooking, remove the flank steak from the bag and shake off excess marinade. Sprinkle with salt on both sides.
Step 6
Grill 6 minutes on each side, then allow to rest 5 minutes after taking it off the grill.
Step 7
Rub the Cherry Tomatoes (3 cups) , Jalapeño Peppers (2) , and Red Onion (1) with Olive Oil (1/2 Tbsp) and transfer to a grill pan. Grill 10-15 minutes, tossing the vegetables half way through.
Step 8
Once the vegetables are done, take half and pulse finely in a food processor. Add the remaining half and pulse 1-2 times, leaving large chunks. Stir in the Lime (1) juice and Fresh Cilantro (to taste) and transfer to a serving bowl.
Step 9
After the steak has rested, use a carving knife to carve against the grain at an angle. Serve the salsa over the carved meat and a side of grilled TortillaLand® Flour Tortillas (to taste) .
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
155
% Daily Value*
Fat
6.4 g
8%
Saturated Fat
2.3 g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
34.0 mg
11%
Carbohydrates
10.0 g
4%
Fiber
2.5 g
9%
Sugars
5.7 g
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Protein
14.6 g
29%
Sodium
358.7 mg
16%
Vitamin D
--
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Calcium
43.3 mg
3%
Iron
2.4 mg
13%
Potassium
43.1 mg
1%
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