Chipotle Carne Asada

2 hrs
20 mins
Chipotle's famous Carne Asada at home but even better! This steak is delicious in tacos, in burritos, on top of nachos, or in a salad. So flavorful!
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Chipotle Carne Asada

Chipotle Carne Asada

Chipotle's famous Carne Asada at home but even better! This steak is delicious in tacos, in burritos, on top of nachos, or in a salad. So flavorful!

Chipotle's famous Carne Asada at home but even better! This steak is delicious in tacos, in burritos, on top of nachos, or in a salad. So flavorful!

2 hrs
20 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound flank or skirt steak
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add olive oil, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce, white vinegar, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, black pepper, and cilantro.
  2. Whisk all together to make a marinade. Taste and adjust any flavors to your liking.
  3. If using flank steak, slice in half with the grain to make 2 thin steaks instead of 1 thick steak.
  4. Place the steaks into the marinade. Cover and let it sit for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  5. Preheat your skillet or grill over high-heat.
  6. Remove steak from marinade and let the marinade drip off. Place on cast iron skillet. Sear until one side is browned, about 4 minutes. Flip over, add butter to the skillet, and sear the other side until browned for about 4 minutes.
  7. If you like your steak less rare and more done, pop it into the oven at 400°F until it reaches your desired temperature. You can also lower the heat on the stove and cook it for 1 to 2 more minutes on each side for more doneness.
  8. Allow the steak to rest for 8 minutes.
  9. Slice against the grain into thin strips. Optional, cube it into smaller pieces for tacos and burritos.
  10. Garnish with cilantro, a squeeze of lime, and salt and pepper as needed!
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This looks incredible! Is the white stuff it’s garnished with some sort of cheese?
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