Grilled Carne Asada (and Carne Asada Burritos)

Grilled Carne Asada from FavFamilyRecipes.comI love LOVE LOVE carne asada. I love it in burritos (see recipe below), tacos, breakfast burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, over rice… the possibilities are endless. It is so versatile! You can’t go wrong with a good carne asada recipe. A special thanks to my friend Karla for giving me the idea for this recipe. You are the carne asada queen!

Carne Asada

Carne Asada


  • 2 lb. carne asada or skirt steak (sliced very thin)
  • 1/4 c. adobo sauce (not adobo paste, if you are having a hard time finding it, you can get the canned chilies in adobo sauce and just use the sauce from it)
  • 1/4 c. vinegar
  • 1/4 c. soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. beef broth
  • 4 oz. can diced chilies
  • 2 Tbsp. diced jalapeno (canned is fine)
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 bunch cilantro
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. fresh oregano (or about 1 tsp. dried)
  • 7 shakes green Tabasco sauce
  • juice of 1 lime


  • Combine marinade ingredients. Add carne asada to marinade (separate out the slices so it all gets evenly covered in the marinade) Place meat and marinade in a Ziploc bag, squeeze out all the air, and seal tightly. Allow to marinate overnight (or at least 6-8 hours). Heat grill to medium-high heat and place meat on grill for about 1-2 minutes on each side (it is way thin so it will cook through quickly). Remove from grill and serve (if you are putting the carne asada in something.. like burritos, tacos, quesadillas... etc.. cut the carne asada into smaller, bite sized-pieces or slices).

Carne Asada Burritos

Carne Asada Burritos:
There is a little taco truck close to where we live that has THE BEST carne asada burritos. One thing that the taco truck guy does that I love is he adds shredded cabbage instead of shredded lettuce. It makes all the difference. I had to add cabbage to this recipe! Yum!

Carne Asada Burritos


  • carne asada, prepared (see recipe above)
  • flour tortilla shells (I like the uncooked ones from winco that you warm up yourself)
  • shredded cabbage
  • pico de gallo
  • black beans
  • Spanish rice
  • shredded cheese (Monterey jack or cheddar)
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • avocado (or guacamole)
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges


  • Layer carne asada on tortilla shells and add any or all of the garnishes. Roll up into a burrito and serve!


  1. Amy F. says:

    Jesse always orders this at Mexican Restaurants. I'm so glad you posted this one! I've never tried to make it at home. Where is this "local" truck that sells the burritos? I'd love to take Jesse and get one sometime.

  2. Erica says:

    @Amy– It's at the Liberty Lake farmer's market. It's called Jalapeno Jeaven. I CRAVE his burritos!

  3. Amy F. says:

    Sounds yummy! Is the farmers market still open this summer?

  4. Erica says:

    No 🙁 Last week was the last week until next Spring

  5. Amy F. says:

    Well, I have something to look forward to next summer already then!

  6. Emily says:

    Is chipotle peppers with adobo sauce the right kind? Do they make peppers in adobo that aren’t chipotle?

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