Carne Asada with Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad

Carne asada is a Latin American dish of grilled and sliced beef, usually skirt, flank or flap steak.  It is usually cooked with a certain amount of searing to impart a charred flavor. Carne asada can be served as a main dish or as an ingredient in other dishes. The term carne asada literally translates to “grilled meat”.

Carne Asada is all about the marinade. Choose a piece of meat, marinate it with some delicious flavors, and grill or broil for a flavorful piece of beef.

Eat This With That

Here I served this delicious steak with a side of brown rice, and Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad.  My husband and I love eating hot peppers with most everything.  This is a perfect meal to spice up as much as you would like. You can eat it plain, on a taco, burrito, or anything else your heart desires. This favorable grilled meat would be great served atop a green leafy salad, as well.

Carne Asada with Avocado, Tomato, & Black Bean Salad

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yields: 6-8 Servings


  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 (2 pound) flank steak


  1. In a gallon size resealable bag, combine lime juice, crushed garlic, orange juice, cilantro, salt, pepper, olive oil, jalapeno, and vinegar. Squeeze it around to mix it up. Put the entire flank steak into the resealable bag. Seal it up tight. Make sure all the meat is exposed to the marinade, squishing the bag around to coat. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  2. Heat an outdoor grill to high heat or an oven on High broil. Remove the flank steak from the marinade, and discard excess marinade. Cook on the grill for 7 to 10 minutes per side or the oven for 15 minutes on top rack position desired doneness.
  3. Once done, remove from heat and let rest 10 minutes. Slice against the grain, and serve.


You can also use Skirt Steak for this dish. Also, a simple olive, salt and pepper and other seasonings work. Try different combinations.

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