|Alternative names Asado|
Serving temperature Fire, Grilled
Region or state Latin America
|Place of origin Worldwide|
Main ingredients Beef
Main ingredient Beef
|Similar Carnitas, Asado, Al pastor, Taco, Burrito|
How to make carne asada
Carne asada is a Latin American dish of grilled and sliced beef, usually skirt, flank or flap steak. It is usually cooked with a certain amount of searing to impart a charred flavor. Carne asada can be served as a main dish or as an ingredient in other dishes. The term carne asada literally translates to "roasted meat".
carne asada marinade
Carne asada can be purchased from meat markets either prepared (preparada, i.e., already marinated) or not (no preparada), for marinating at home. The meat can be marinated in many different ways, from simply rubbing with salt to using spice rubs such as lemon and pepper or garlic salt and lime, before being cooked on a grill. Some recipes use beer in the marinade. It can be chopped so it is more easily put into tacos and burritos.
As an ingredient
Carne asada can be served as a main dish but it is also commonly chopped up and used as an ingredient in other dishes. The following is a list of popular dishes that use carne asada as a main ingredient:
As an event
In Latin America and the American Southwest, the phrase "carne asada" can also be used to describe a social event, the equivalent of a social barbecue, where family and close friends gather.