Flank steak seasoned with a marinade of freshly squeezed citrus, cilantro and a bit of spice comprises this essential Latin American dish. Finishing the steak with a quick sear in a hot pan makes it simply irresistible. You can serve the steak any way you like either as tacos, in a bowl, over lettuce as a salad or even by itself.

Carne Asada

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: 2 hours and 25 minutes
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  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ⅓ cup + 1 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • 1 lime, juiced, plus extra wedges for garnish
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1½ pounds flank steak

Optional Serving Suggestions

  • 1 ½ cups rice
  • 10 (6”) or 5 (10”) flour tortillas
  • 1 head chopped romaine


Whisk together cilantro, vegetable oil, soy sauce, orange juice, lime juice, garlic cloves, jalapeno, cumin, and chili powder in a large bowl. Set aside ½ cup for later. 

Sprinkle steak liberally with salt and pepper. Place in vacuum seal bag and pour remaining marinade over the steak. Make sure the steak is evenly coated then vacuum seal (here’s our DIY vacuum sealing guide). Place steak in a Suvie pan, fill pan with enough water to cover, and insert into the top right zone of Suvie.

Fill reservoir, enter cook settings, and cook now or schedule. 

My Cook > Multi-Zone Settings

Protein: 125°F for rare, 130°F for medium rare, 140°F for medium, 1 hour 

Vegetable: 0 minutes

Starch: If using white rice 15 minutes, brown rice 35 minutes

Once the cook is done, remove pan from Suvie.

Remove the steak from the bag and pat dry with paper towels. Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a cast-iron pan over high heat. Once the oil begins to smoke and shimmer, add the steak. and cook until well browned, about 30 seconds to 1 min per side. 

Remove the steak from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Pour remaining marinade over the steak, slice, and serve.


Nutritional Information per serving (5 servings per recipe): Calories 357, Total Fat 25.8g, Total Carbohydrates 4.2g, Total Sodium 118mg, Total Protein 29.3g

CategoriesBeef Dinner Mexican
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