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closeup: homemade version of Chipotle carne asada
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Better Than Chipotle Carne Asada

Chipotle carne asada isn’t available anymore but that’s okay! Make this recipe for a perfectly tender, juicy Mexican steak that tastes better than the restaurant's version!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinating Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carne asada steak, Chipotle carne asada, grilled Mexican steak
Servings: 6
Calories: 297kcal



  • Marinate the steak in light beer for 4 hours, covered, in the refrigerator.
  • Meanwhile, make the carne asada marinade and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • After marinating the steak in beer, drain the beer and pour carne asada marinade over steak, turning to coat all over. Return to refrigerator, covered, to marinate for 3 hours.
  • Start your grill. Use the highest heat possible. The grill should be smoking, blistering, searingly hot. Grill marinated steak as follows: For skirt steak, 3 minutes per side. For flank steak, 5 minutes per side. NOTE: Cook time depends on steak thickness and desired doneness. Remove cooked meat from heat, and allow it to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  • While meat is resting, grill the tortillas on each side until slightly charred. Slice carne asada steak thinly across the grain.



Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 689IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3mg