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Carne Asada


Special Diet

Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free


Main Course

Main Ingredient





  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup San-J Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 large orange)
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice (from 2 large limes)
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated or minced
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • Kosher or fine sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 (1 1/2 – 2 pound) flank steak
  • vegetable oil

Optional for serving

  • corn tortillas
  • guacamole
  • pico de gallo
  • salsa
  • cilantro
  • diced onions


  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cilantro, olive oil, Tamari, citrus juices, garlic, chipotles, and seasoning. Whisk to combine. Take out ½ cup, cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  • Pour the remaining mixture into a large resealable food storage bag. Add the steak, push out all the air, and seal. Flip the bag several times to coat the meat with the marinade. Marinate for 6-12 hours in the refrigerator. Flip the bag over occasionally.
  • Prepare the grill for direct heat and preheat to medium-high. Oil the grates.
  • Remove the steak from the marinade, discarding the marinade. Pat the steak dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Grill with the lid closed for 6 minutes per side or until it reaches an internal temperature of 130ºF for medium rare. 
  • Remove from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Remove the reserved marinade from the refrigerator and let sit while the steak rests.
  • Slice the steak against the grain, pour the reserved marinade over and serve.

* The Gluten Free recipes that appear in this website incorporate a variety of San-J's products that are Certified Gluten Free. Please be sure to consider the other ingredients to make sure they comply with your dietary needs and restrictions.

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