Carne asada marinade recipe with flank steak cooking on the grill

Carne Asada Marinade

Super delicious and tender Carne Asada Marinade recipe that's perfect for grilling or making Carne Asada Street Tacos! 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword carne asada, street tacos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Marinade Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 24 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 211kcal
Author angelakallison
Cost 18


  • 3 pounds flank steak
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 limes, juice and zest
  • 1 large orange, juice and zest
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt


  • Place the flank steak in a large ziplock bag. In a bowl, whisk together the remaining marinate ingredients. Pour the marinade into the bag with the flank steak. Close and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. 
  • Heat grill to medium high heat. Add the flank steak and grill 5-7 per side. Set aside and cover with foil. Let sit 10 minutes before slicing. Slice against the grain in long thin pieces.