It’s time for my 2nd favorite holiday of the year! Cinco de Mayo! The day we celebrate one of THE most important food groups on the food pyramid… Mexican food! Huh? You heard me! In our little nest we realize how extremely important it is to make sure we adhere to the major food groups! Okay, all joking aside, because our daughter and son are both hispanic we always celebrate the holiday by serving our favorite Mexican foods. Usually I make taquito’s, chili rellenos and fresh homemade salsa. They’re great! However, lately we have all developed a love for Carne Asada! So, I decided to come up with my own recipe. I’m just super brave like that! Or, crazy?!
In my humble opinion you have three important elements to great carne asada. The steak, the marinade, and the person doing the grilling! (Never underestimate the importance of a good grill master! I happen to be in love with mine!)
The steak can be skirt steak, flank steak or top round. It should be sliced very thin! Some markets sell it sliced and in others you will have to ask the butcher to slice it for you.
The marinade should be loaded with flavor! This marinade is LOADED with flavor! (My hands tend to go nuts in the spice cupboard!) You can mix it all together in the morning, throw it in the refrigerator, and walk away till dinner time!
As for the “grill master” they need to be on their game! This meat is thin so it cooks FAST! Do NOT over cook this meat! I’m pretty sure that’s an eleventh commandment! (You’ll learn we have a lot of eleventh commandments in this Nest!)
Doesn’t this look amazing?! This meat is packed with flavor! Your mouth is watering right now isn’t it? I know mine is!
I served it with roasted flour tortilla’s, fresh quacamole, grated cheddar cheese, fresh salsa and chips! Make sure you have some fresh lime wedges on the side. Fresh lime just kicks it up a notch!
TIP: You can slice it into smaller strips if you want, but if you’re like us and can’t wait to do that, just throw a slice on a tortilla and go for it!
The printable recipe is below. Let me know how you like the recipe. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, or any day! Enjoy!
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