Coca-Cola Carne Asada

Coca-Cola Carne Asada
Staff Writer

Here's one carne asada recipe that I hold near and dear to my heart. Serve with warm corn tortillas, salsa, lime juice, shredded cheese, avocado slices or guacamole, chopped red onion, and lime juice.

10
Servings
239
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Teaspoon  minced garlic or a half teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  chopped ginger
  • onion, diced
  • bunch cilantro, chopped roughly
  • Juice of two lemons, slice and reserve the peels
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  pepper
  • 12  Ounces  (one can) Coca-Cola
  • 4-6  Pounds  skirt or flank steak
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

Mix up the garlic, ginger, onion, cilantro, lemon juice and peels, pepper, and Coca-Cola in a sealed container or bag and add the meat. Marinate for at least 24 hours in the refrigerator.


Preheat a gas grill over medium-high heat or prepare a charcoal grill.


Place the meat on the grill and when the juices start to rise on the surface, season with salt, to taste. (You’re salting the meat on the grill, not while you’re marinating it.) When the salt dissolves on the surface of the meat, flip it over and repeat on the other side. (Carne asada is supposed to be on the salty side, but don’t go nuts with the salt.)


Grill the meat until well done. Remove from the grill and place on a carving board. Cut the meat with a sharp knife across the grain into thin strips. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
120mg
40%
Carbohydrate, by difference
1g
1%
Protein
39g
85%
Vitamin A, RAE
6µg
1%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
23mg
2%
Choline, total
132mg
31%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
46mg
14%
Niacin
8mg
57%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
427mg
61%
Selenium, Se
43µg
78%
Sodium, Na
133mg
9%
Water
165g
6%
Zinc, Zn
12mg
100%

Carne Asada Shopping Tip

Basic Latin ingredients include rice, achiote oil, adobo seasoning, and beans.

Carne Asada Cooking Tip

Latin food often packs a lot of heat, so try to moderate the amount of chiles and spices you use for your dish.