Steak doesn’t get any better than a perfectly marinated and grilled Carne Asada. Our version of the Baja Mexican classic is not only authentic and delicious, it’s nearly mess-free thanks to our easy marinating hack.
See?! Not only does massaging the marinade into the steak become so much easier and less messy when you simply mix it all up in a resealable zip-top bag, we’re making the marinade right inside the bag. Essentially, just throw all the ingredients into a bag, and you’re set!
Our marinade packs a lot of Southwestern-inspired flavor using the simplest ingredients: lime juice, orange juice, jalapeño pepper, chili powder, salt and pepper, and cilantro. If you’re one of those people who can’t stand cilantro, though, no worries; just leave it out!
Less worried about mess and more put-off by having to chop and mince the ingredients for the marinade? Just blend everything together in the blender to make it.
Keep your Carne Asada experience authentic by slicing the steak super thin and serving it up in tacos or a burrito, or just enjoy it straight-up with rice and beans on the side.
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