Tender Carne Asada Recipe

Carne Asada a la carte
Carne Asada a la carte
Carne Asada with totillas
Carne Asada with totillas
Carne Asada with rice and beans
Carne Asada with rice and beans
Carne Asada with salsa
Carne Asada with salsa

Carne asada

This meat dish can be served with salsa and a side of rice. It can be also served  with a side of fried or mashed potatoes, beans, rice, and tortillas. The choice is yours.

Ingredients

3 pounds beef tenderloin

5 to 6 fresh garlic cloves (peeled and crushed)

2 teaspoons black pepper

1/3 teaspoon ground cumin

1/3 cup olive oil

Compliment with homemade or store bought salsa

How to prepare

Rinse beef and dry off with clean kitchen towel. Slice the meat into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Next put the meat into a large plastic bag. In a large bowl sitr the remaining ingredients and pour over meat in bag. Close bag tightly and turn to coat all sides of meat. Refrigerate a minimum of 4 hours or beeter yet over night to allow seasonings to help tenderize the meat even more. At one hour before cook time, remove meat from the refrigerator to allow it to come to room temperature. Next preheat, preferably a large cast iron skillet on a high heat setting . Sear or grill meat for 2 to 4 minutes, turning meat once. Cook meat to your desired doneness. Serve immediately with salsa or other sides as mentioned.

Here are salsa recipes from one of my previous Hubs:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Fresh-Salsa-Chips-and-Dips-for-Game-Day

Cast iron for perfect seared and grilled meats

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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

I've decided I'm just going to come live with you laringo. I love you and carne asada.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

While a new picture. How lovely. I told you before you can come up North any time you want. Of course your lovely family too.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I think this recipe is similar to what we call asado (femino v masculino forms LOL). Thanks for sharing, sounds delicious :D


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G-Ma Johnson 7 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

I want some too...Can you come fix it for me we just live across the pond from each other...Hey Cris and Golden we can have a real party??? G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace


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goldentoad 7 years ago from Free and running....

I'll bring the chips and salsa, I can manage that.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hey Cris, I catch your drift... what would I do without you? Thanks for stopping by.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

G-ma I agree,...off to Cris's house we go.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Goldentoad...I'm sure you can manage more than that...Oh. this has been a long day. Did you change your picture again?


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christine almaraz 7 years ago from colorado springs

I"m from Cali too and carne asada though somewhat expensive was cooked on the grill just about every weekend at my house. We'd also use the meat to make mexican taco's (you know the ones with just meat, onions, avocado and corn tortilla). Great hub. I could eat carne asada for every meal:)


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Christine, I can smell the tacos now. I mostly make chicken tacos, but the steak meat for tacos is far better than ground beef. Any left over meat can just be wrapped in a flour tortilla with some extras and you've got another meal. Grill on!!!


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jim10 7 years ago from ma

This sounds fabulous. I will need to give it a try.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hi jim10, you won't be disappointed. You can't go wrong with this dish.


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jim10 7 years ago from ma

Thanks Laringo, I made this last night with Chirstine's fried bread recipe and everything was great. My wife and boys loved it and they can be pretty picky sometimes. I see you also have a salsa recipe. I will need to give that a try too.


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hello jim10, I appreciate you letting me know about this recipe. I'm so glad that your wife and boys enjoyed it. Leftovers tonight?


jjrubio 7 years ago

This is awesome...GT linked your hub in my hub about Memories of El Monte since we were talking about Carne Asada....This looks delicious! Good hub!


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AEvans 7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

Interesting and Thankful I had just requested a hub be written on this same topic last night, as I was waiting for my food. Thank you so much for the recipe as it sounds scrumptious. :)


jjrubio 7 years ago

I feel so bad AE...that I was not there to carry on the conversation that was going on my HUB....lo siento! am I forgiven? =)


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

jujrubio, thanks for the link to your Hub. I'm going over there now to read it. Have a great day!


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

AEvans, thanks for commenting. I hope you have a chance to make this recipe for family and friends. Everyone will love this tender and tasty meat.


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blondepoet 7 years ago from australia

I have heard so much about this lately.I never had heard of it until today.So I just had to come and look. I wonder if I could manage this without any complications lol. Have had a few mishaps in the kitchen, indeed.


jjrubio 7 years ago

Yay!!! BP is learning about Carne Asada! I am a witness to it =) I know you can do it...it is so easy...Just relax and go for it!!! YOU-CAN-DO-IT!!


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Blondepoet, I'm sure you can make this dish....you won't be sorry you did. Invite all your friends over and make it a joint effort. Let me know how it turns out.


ralwus 7 years ago

Now I must come visit you for sure. I have bookmarked this one. Peace and love my dear friend. CC


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laringo 7 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hello ralwus my kind friend...It's nice connecting with you again...I have to get on the stick because I haven't wriiten a Hub since June. I'll come over to visit on your profile very soon....take care sweetie!


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Journey * 6 years ago from USA

Hi laringo,

This recipe looks great. I'm going to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.


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roycechavez 4 years ago from Los Angeles

I'm gonna make my momma cook this for us :O

Or if I'm not too lazy then I'll do it xD


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Melinda Longoria 2 years ago from Garland, Texas

Hi Laringo! Great recipe! I hope you don't mind, but I linked to your recipe in my hubpage: Skillet Recipes for Tailgating or Camping. Have a wonderful week & happy hubbing! :-) Sincerely, Mel


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laringo 2 years ago from From Berkeley, California. Author

Hi Melinda! I don't mind at all and thanks!

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