Carne Asada

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Carne asada or grilled beef is delicious on its own or served in a fresh tortilla with your favourite toppings
12 servings
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup lime juice
1/2 cup Mazola® Corn, Canola OR Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 bunch fresh cilantro, rough chopped
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped into 6 to 8 pieces
1 tablespoon finely minced canned chipotle pepper
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground cumin seed
1 tablespoon black fine grind pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon leaf oregano
4 whole dried guajillo chile peppers
3 pounds skirt OR flank steak

Place all ingredients except guajillo chile peppers and steak in a large food processor or blender.  Place guajillo chile peppers in a microwave safe bowl or plate and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon water.  Microwave on HIGH for 15 to 20 seconds to soften.  Wearing gloves, remove stems and seeds and cut each into 3 to 4 pieces; add to food processor. Pulse until marinade is well blended but still with visible texture. Reserve 1 cup marinade to serve as a sauce (refrigerate until ready to serve).  Pour remaining marinade into a large bowl or shallow pan; add steak and turn to coat.  Marinate in refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.

Preheat grill to high heat.

Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade.  Grill steak over direct high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once (Flank steak will take 4 to 6 minutes longer).  Remove to cutting board.  Tent with foil and let rest at least 5 minutes before slicing.  Serve with reserved marinade as a sauce.

Recipe Note:  If guajillo chile peppers are not available, substitute 1 tablespoon chili powder.

Total Time
Marinate Time At least 1 hour
Grill Time 6 to 8 minutes
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