Whether you're looking for meal plan inspiration or something to serve on Cinco De Mayo, you can get a taste of Texas with this simple carne asada recipe.

Simple Carne Asada

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6
Calories 259 kcal



  1. Combine steak with the tequila, lime juice, salt, pepper, onion, cumin, garlic, and 4 tbsp of olive oil marinate in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

  2. Be sure to take meat out of the fridge with enough time prior to cooking that it has time to come to room temperature - approximately 1 hour.
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a cast iron skillet on high heat.
  4. Add steak to skillet and cook for approximately 4-5 minutes per side. This could vary based on the thickness of the steak.  If the meat doesn’t sizzle when it hits the skillet, your heat isn’t high enough. You should have good caramelization on each side without turning the meat as you want solid contact with the skillet to get the best flavor.
  5. Once you’ve cooked the steak on each side, remove from heat and allow to rest for a minimum of 50% of your cook time - approximately 4-5 minutes before serving.
  6. Serve meat and onion mix on a plate topped with caramelized onions, chopped, fresh cilantro and crumbled queso fresco.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Carne Asada
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 439mg18%
Potassium 255mg7%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.