Preparing for a Fiesta with Carne Asada

Every Thanksgiving, my family opts for a non-traditional meal, Mexican!  We are not huge on Turkey AND since the majority of the kids are splitting Thanksgiving day between two families, my mom likes to break it up and have a different meal since the first half of the day consists of your normal turkey, mashed potato traditional dinner.

Also, it is tradition that every year we celebrate my Mother-In-Law’s birthday at out house.  This year she requested Mexican food.  Time to pull out my mom’s delicious recipe for Carne Asada!!  It gives me chills just thinking about it 🙂

So what is Carne Asada?  Carne Asada is a Mexican way to marinade skirt steak.  The marinade has A LOT of ingredients but the taste is out of this world.  Here are the items you will need to make this Carne Asada marinade.

  • A Whole Bag of Oranges
  • 8 Limes
  • A Bunch of Fresh Cilantro
  • A Bunch of Fresh Parsley
  • A Bunch of Fresh Chives
  • A Large Onion
  • 4 Cornoa Extra Beers
  • 6-7 lbs of Skirt Steak

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The trick here is to layer the skirt steak with all these ingredients.  The easiest way to do this is:

Step 1:  Pour 1-2 Coronas into your marinading container.  Cover the bottom of the container with a layer of skirt steak.  Add 1/3 of the limes, oranges, cilantro, parsley, chives and onion.

Step 2:  Pour 1 Corona on top of your first layer of skirt steak.  Add another layer of skirt steak.  Add 1/3 of the limes, oranges, cilantro, parsley, chives and onion.

Step 3:  Pour 1 Corona on top of your first layer of skirt steak.  Add another layer of skirt steak.  Add 1/3 of the limes, oranges, cilantro, parsley, chives and onion.

Step 4:  Cover your container and place in the refrigerator for 2 – 3 days.  When you are ready, grille normally.

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Skirt Steak can be challenging to find, however, if you have issues, your local Whole Foods will have it.  Marinade this steak for 2-3 days then slap on the grill for a delicious Mexican Steak that I guarantee will knock your socks off…ENJOY!

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