Grilled Carne Asada

Serves: About 4-6

Prep Time: 15-min; Marinade Time: 3+ hrs; Cook Time: 15 min

Total Time: 3 hours 30-minutes

Recipe developed by CFW Coach Jackie and demonstrated on the CFW Fit Streaming platform.


  • 1-2 pounds skirt steak
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 4-5 chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • A pinch of salt & pepper

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water.
  2. Unpackage skirt steak and place in a sealable container, then set aside.
  3. Rewash hands to avoid cross-contamination.
  4. Slice onion and set aside.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients to a blender or food processor until well-blended, reserving 1/2 cup of the mixture.
  6. Combine marinade, onions, and steak into the sealable container. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  7. Preheat grill to medium/high heat.
  8. Add steak to grill and cook until desired doneness, about 6-minutes per side for medium rare.
  9. Let rest for 5-10 minutes, then slice meat against the grain for optimal tenderness.
  10. Arrange on a platter of choice and drizzle the reserved 1/2 cup marinade and chopped cilantro overtop of the sliced meat.
  11. Serve immediately; serves well with lime wedges, warm tortillas, and/or large leaf romaine lettuce.

Nutrition Information:

  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbs: 5g
  • Fat: 7g