Citrus Marinated Carne Asada

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324 CALORIES 11g CARBS 16g FAT 34g PROTEIN
6
Freestyle™ SmartPoints™ New!
(6 Old SmartPoints™)
(8 PointsPlus®)

Make this juicy, Citrus Marinated Carne Asada the next time you are craving Mexican for amazing tacos, burritos, salads, and more.

I am taco obsessed these days and my husband and I constantly are searching for the best tacos in Los Angeles. And there are lots! One of our tests of a good taco shop is always the salsa, but another is the carne asada. As such a staple on any taco menu, it should be an item that is delicious every time. Recently we tried some amazing citrus marinated carne asada tacos and I have been dreaming of recreating them ever since. Marinated with orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and jalapeno - the meat has a ton of flavor. Make up a big batch for tacos, burrito bowls, salads, or as a main dish and you are guaranteed on delicious dinner.

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The Recipe

Citrus Marinated Carne Asada

Adapted from foodnetwork.com
PREP TIME: 2 Hours
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 2 Hours, 20 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.33 lbs. lean flank steak
  • 2 U limes, juice
  • 1 U orange, juiced
  • 4 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 U jalapeno, minced
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

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Instructions

  1. Mix together the lime juice, orange juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Marinate the steak in this mixture for at least 2-8 hours in the fridge. Don't marinate for over 8 hours or the meat will become mushy.
  2. When ready to grill, preheat the grill over medium heat. Cook the steak for 6-8 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Let rest for 5 minutes and then slice thinly. (You could also broil this if you don't have a grill.)
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 6 oz.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 324
Calories from Fat 148
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
25%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 104mg
35%
Sodium 90mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 11g
3%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 5g
Protein 34g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Citrus Marinated Carne Asada
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1 Comment
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May 11, 2016 - 11:47
I notice there isn't salt listed. Do you finish with salt or is it unnecessary?
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