Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada

Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada Recipe

Happy Cinco de Mayo and I hope you enjoy my Carne Asada Recipe! Every year, except this year I host a Cinco de Mayo party that just rocks and serve this delicious Carne Asada recipe.

I like to pair this meal with Cilantro lime rice, yummy refried beans topped with hot melted cheese and to wash it all down, my favorite hot summer day beer, Tecate with a slice of lime and a salted rimmed glass.


Ingredients for Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada

Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada

Fresh Organic Ingredients

2 pounds of skirt steak, thinly sliced

1 large orange ~sliced

2 limes~ quartered

1  lemon~ thinly sliced

1 bunch of cilantro coarsely chopped

1 red onion~ thinly sliced

1 clove of garlic~ minced

Lawry’s seasoning salt~ This is my secret ingredient, you gots to have Lawry’s

1  cup of fresh orange juice

1/2 bottle of beer, my favorite Tecate (You will actually need 2 bottles)

1 large Ziplock bag

Favorite cooking music for me, I was listening to Darius Rucker on Pandora while making this, I just love him, I decided to give Willie the night off. Wink Wink

How To Assemble Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada

Take your skirt steak, and sprinkle both sides with Lawry’s seasoning salt and place in Ziplock

Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada

Next place the remaining ingredients, except 1 slice of lime, in the bag with the meat and give it a good mix. Squeeze the air out of the bag, zip it up tight and place in the fridge. Here is my mess fridge.

Carne Asada Marinade

Now the important part, take the other  ½ bottle of Tecate or perhaps a few more, the remaining lime slice, put on your favorite music, sit back and relax while this marinade does it’s thing.

I like to keep my carne asada in the fridge for at least 6 hours, turning every 1 -2 hours. You could even leave it in the fridge over night, I have done this for my Cinco de Mayo bash, it gives me time to do other things the day of the party. Once you are totally marinated, I mean once your carne asada is totally marinated it’s time for the grill.

How to Cook Your Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada

Grab another Tecate, some warm tortilla chips and yummy guacamole and head on out to the grill.Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo Lay your carne asada over a medium heat or coals and give it about 20 minutes to cook, flipping once.

When it is cooked to your liking, remove from heat and cut in thin slices or small pieces.

How to Serve Your Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada

Have a festive table set with lots of somberos and papers flowers. Cinco de Mayo decorationsServe with warm flour or corn tortillas, cilantro lime rice, hot cheese topped refried beans and of course another Tecate. After all this is Cinco de Mayo, time to party and have a little fun!

Toppers for Cinco de Mayo Carne Asada

You might want to add fresh lettuce, tomatoes, more chopped cilantro, shredded cheese, chopped red onion, cucumber,  fresh salsa and don’t forget the fresh crispy, ice cold radishes, they go so well with Mexican food. RadishesThere are so many possibilities to using this meat, it can be placed on top of fresh crisp lettuce, served in a warm flour tortilla or alone next to some refried beans and cilantro lime rice. However you choose, have fun and enjoy this recipe from My Western Heart. Would love to hear your comments, let us know how you like to enjoy Cinco de Mayo, we would love to hear.

Until next time, happy, healthy trails!




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  1. Annie James

    Girl friend! You out did yourself with this one! I love, love love it! You make it the best, thanks for sharing.

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thanks Annie! Come on out and fix ya some Carne Asadaa

  2. Mary Ann

    This looks amazing!!
    Will have to try a.s.a.p!
    Thank you Western Heart!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      You are welcome Mary Ann! Let us know how it turns out, and if you have any questions, just use our contact us form. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Love this recipe, will need to try

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Lesley Thanks for stopping by My Western Heart! Enjoy the recipe and let me know what you think, happy trails!

  4. YUM YUM and YUM! I love carne asada and cilantro. Okay, I love you – and my husband will love you more because I am so making it this weekend!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi there Heather!! I really think you and your husband are in for a treat! Enjoy the recipe and let me know how it turns out, I forgot to post pictures of my tacos, I was so keen on eating I forgot to take a picture…oh well, I might have to make some more this weekend if the weather clears up…Enjoy and thanks for stopping by, happy trails!

  5. This looks great! I will have to try!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thanks Leah for stopping by, you can use chicken too! Happy Trails!

  6. Sounds and looks delicious, Lisa. A quick question, for those of us who don’t eat beef or veal, can we substitute the beef with say mutton or lamb? Thanks.

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Vatsala, Great question, I have never tried mutton or lamb, but I have done this same thing with chicken breast. I bet lamb would be really good, let me know if you try it, I would love to hear how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Oh my goodness! Making me hungry! This really looks fantastic. Going to give it a try when my husband gets home from his latest work trip. Yum!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Hi Paula! Thanks for stopping by, I forgot to put the end result, the tacos! Doh! I was so hungry myself, for once I forgot to take a picture, enjoy the recipe! Happy trails!

  8. Everything looks and sounds fabulous, Lisa! Love the idea of cilantro lime rice. Yum!! And I do eat animal protein so the beef part appeals to me. I imagine you all had a wonderful celebration and feast with this meal. 😉

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thanks Beverly! Yes it was so good, I forgot to take photos of the end result…doh!! I will have to redo and share again. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. This looks mouth-wateringly, amazingly delicious!! Thanks for sharing – my family would love it if I tried this one!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thanks Kimber! enjoy, hope your family likes it! Stop by again!

  10. I’m looking at the guacamole actually more than anything else, and it looks so delicious, Lisa! Great recipe and yummy dish!

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Delia, I will post that recipe soon, it is really, really good. Thanks for stopping by My Western Heart

  11. Darci

    I’ve “tried” to make your recipe but have to say you make it the best Lisa!!! It’s delicious!! Love your recipes details btw😉

    • Lisa J. Hoover

      Thank you Darci! I am so glad you like the Carne Asada!!

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