Carne Asada al Cilantro

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In this true Mexican carne asada recipe, skirt steak is marinated in a cilantro-beer sauce and grilled (asada) to perfection. Serve with a side of drunken beans and corn tortillas. If preferred, substitute flank steak for the skirt steak.


  • ½ cup dark Mexican beer
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ½ white onion, cut into large wedges
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds beef skirt steak


Combine beer, oil, onion, cilantro, onion, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a blender; blend until cilantro marinade is smooth.

Place steak in a large resealable plastic bag and pour cilantro marinade on top. Seal bag and shake to fully cover meat with the marinade. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate with avocado oil. Grill the meat, turning over once, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare.

Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: 6 mins / Total time: 8 hrs 21 mins

Serving: 4 / Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 336.0

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