Recipe By gem
Published Feb 1st
Carne Asada al Cilantro
Prep 15m Cook 6m Additional 8h Ready In 8h 21m
Servings 4 servings Calories 336

In this true Mexican carne asada recipe, skirt steak is marinated in a cilantro-beer sauce and grilled (asada) to perfection. Serve with a side of drunken beans and corn tortillas. If preferred, substitute flank steak for the skirt steak.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup dark Mexican beer
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ½ white onion, cut into large wedges
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds beef skirt steak

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine beer, oil, onion, cilantro, onion, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a blender; blend until cilantro marinade is smooth.
  2. 2 Place steak in a large resealable plastic bag and pour cilantro marinade on top. Seal bag and shake to fully cover meat with the marinade. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. 3 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate with avocado oil. Grill the meat, turning over once, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 336
  • Carbohydrate 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol 50.6 mg
  • Fat 22.9 g
  • Fiber 0.3 g
  • Protein 27.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 5.4 g
  • Sodium 97.2 mg
  • Sugar 0.1 g

Chef's Notes

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.


  1. I made two different carne asada recipes last night and while they were both great I preferred this one. I typically always use beer in the marinade and I think it is the key. The avocado oil is genius. Excellent recipe!