Carne Asada - Colombian-style Grilled Flank Steak

Carne Asada
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  • 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-6.
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Marinated, grilled beef known as carne asada is a beloved staple in Colombia. The marinade typically has orange juice or lime juice, as well as garlic, spices and beer. Serve carne asada with an salsa de aji picante (tomato-based chile pepper sauce) and some arepas, or use it as a filling for an arepa sandwich.

What You'll Need

  • 1 2-lb flank steak
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 4-6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 packet SazonGoya with achiote
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together the vegetable oil, 1/2 of the bottle of beer, orange juice, lime juice, vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.
  2. Whisk in the garlic, cumin, SazonGoya and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place the flank steak inside of a plastic bag, and more the marinade mixture into the bag with the steak. Seal bag tightly, then leave steak to marinate overnight in the fridge.
  4. Heat the grill to medium-high. Remove steak from marinade and grill for 5-8 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness.
  1. Let steak rest for 5 minutes, then slice very thinly against the grain and serve.