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Best Carne Asada Recipe with Cumin

Peter B
Carne asada includes a few different spices and some other clean ingredients. This recipe is an altered version of a recipe that was created by a well-known chef. However, it has been simplified to a version where it is best to replicate at home.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Meats
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1 people
Calories 448 kcal


  • Refrigerator
  • Grill


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
  • 6 oz skirt steak


  • Buy the steak
  • Mix seasonings
  • Add seasonings
  • Grill the steak



As previously mentioned, the best type of steak to use when cooking carne asada is a delicious skirt steak or a flank steak. Both of these types of steaks are well-trimmed and of similar size, so they can be utilized interchangeably. Just keep in mind that flank steak is the lean version full of intense flavors while a skirt steak is more stringy and fibrous but also full of intense flavors. Both flank steaks and skirt steaks are ideally cooked at a rare or medium-rare amount in order to prevent them from becoming chewy and too tough to bite into. Also, be sure to cut your choice of steak against the grain, this will make it easier to bite into and to chew.
Keyword carne asada, carne asada with cumin, cumin