Carne Asada Recipe

Talk about a crowd favorite, this recipe adds some great flavors to skirt steak.  Next, we add some wood fired flavor to get that caramelized taste we love in our Carne Asada all on your Traeger.  Finish this dish off with some corn tortillas, roasted jalapenos, cilantro, cotija cheese and you have one epic dinner, lunch or party dish.

  • Yield: 8-People
  • Prep time: 20-30 Minutes – 24 hour Marinade
  • Cook time: 20-25 minutes cooking time


Measure                       Ingredient                                             Prep Notes

1/2 Cup                        Oil, Olive Blend

1 Tbsp                          Garlic, Fresh,                                        Crushed or to taste or to taste

6 Tbsp                         Bayou Dust, 5280 Culianary

2 Tbsp                         Fire Salt, 5280 Culinary

¼ Cup                         Soy Sauce

2 Ea                             Lemons, Fresh,                                      Juiced

2 Ea                             Lime, Fresh,                                           Juiced

¾ Cup                        Guava Juice,                                           Canned

3 lbs                            Skirt Steak, Choice,                             Peeled

Prep Directions:

  • See above for ALL prep instructions
  • Load Traeger with RESERVE BLEND PELLETS

Cooking Directions:

  • Remove skirt steak from package, peel any membrane and trim any connective tissue of excess fat.
  • Pay attention to the grains of the meat, this will help when slicing
  • Place into a large gallon size zipper bag
  • In a large stainless steel mixing bowl, add the first 8 ingredients and mix well
  • Pour the marinade into the zipper bag, mix well to coat the meat
  • Squeeze out any excess air and zip shut
  • Allow to sit in the fridge for 18-24 hours marinade
  • Pre heat your Traeger Ironwood grill to 500 degrees, Weber to 500 degrees or Big Green Egg to 500 degrees
  • Remove the skirt steak from the marinade and drain any excess marinade (this prevents flare ups)
  • Grill on both sides until desired doneness.  Medium is a great temp for this
  • Remove from grill, place onto a cutting board and let rest for 2-3 minutes
  • Slice against the grain
  • Layout the above Taco Ingredients
  • Build, serve and devour

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