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


1) Whisk together 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, 1/3 cup vegetable oil, 1/4 cup soy sauce, juice from 1 orange, juice from 1 lime, 4 garlic cloves, 1 jalapeño, 1 tsp cumin, and 1 tsp chili powder in a large bowl. Set aside ½ cup sauce for Step 4. 

2) Sprinkle 1 1/2 lbs steak liberally with kosher salt and pepper. Place steak in a vacuum bag and pour remaining marinade over the steak. Place steak in a Suvie pan, fill pan with water to cover, and insert pan in the bottom zone of Suvie. Enter cook settings, and cook now or schedule. 

Suvie Cook Settings

Bottom Zone: Sous Vide at 125°F for rare, 130°F for medium rare, 140°F for medium, 3 hours 

Top Zone: None

3) Remove steak from the bag and pat dry liberally 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 sear until well browned, about 30 seconds to 1 minute per side. 

4) Remove the steak from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Slice steak into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Pour remaining marinade over the steak 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

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carolyn sechler
carolyn sechler
6 months ago

So delicious. And only 2.5 hours to sous vide to perfect medium rare

Last edited 6 months ago by carolyn sechler
Tammy Haefs
Tammy Haefs
1 month ago

I agree the time on the recipe is not enough

Caroline Pierce
Caroline Pierce
1 month ago
Reply to  Tammy Haefs

Hi Tammy, thanks for the feedback, I’ve increased the cook time from 1 to 3 hours.

carolyn sechler
carolyn sechler
6 months ago


Last edited 6 months ago by carolyn sechler
5 months ago

Very good!

3 months ago

This was pretty good. I used a larger sized flank steak, and it was harder to fit all parts underwater. The recipe book says sous vide at 135° for med rare, but the blog recipe says 130°. I used 130 and had to use the sear time to make it a little more done in the middle. But it turned out really nice.