Coca-Cola Carne Asada

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Coca-Cola Carne Asada

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
398
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon minced garlic or a half teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 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. 

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
19g
29%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Cholesterol
154mg
51%
Protein
49g
97%
Carbs
6g
2%
Vitamin A
14µg
2%
Vitamin B12
3µg
45%
Vitamin B6
1mg
67%
Vitamin C
8mg
14%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
16µg
20%
Calcium
72mg
7%
Fiber
0.7g
2.9%
Folate (food)
34µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
34µg
8%
Iron
4mg
21%
Magnesium
54mg
13%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
16mg
78%
Phosphorus
450mg
64%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
810mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.8%
Sodium
673mg
28%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
9.4%
Zinc
9mg
58%

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