Quick-Seared Carne Asada Recipe (Low Carb!)
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5 from 8 votes

Quick-Seared Carne Asada Recipe

Quick-Seared Carne Asada Recipe - How to Cook Carne Asada in a Skillet. Don't waste time marinating steak for hours. This authentic Carne Asada steak preparation will speed up dinner without sacrificing flavor!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time26 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Central American, Mexican
Servings: 8
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Sommer Collier



  • Use a fork to poke holes in the skirt steak, covering both sides.
  • Place the lime juice, brown sugar, cilantro, 2 tablespoons olive oil, fish sauce, ancho chili powder, garlic, habanero, cumin and salt in the food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • Place the skirt steak in a large zip bag. Pour the marinade over the steak. Zip the bag and shake to coat the steak on all sides. Let the steak rest at room temperature for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat an extra-large skillet over high heat. Add the remaining tablespoon olive oil to the skillet. Once hot, sear the steak for 3 minutes per side. Let the steak rest for at least 5 minutes, then slice against the grain into thin strips.
  • Serve with avocados and pico de gallo, or on a salad, for a low-carb meal. Or serve in tortillas for amazing Carne Asada tacos!


Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 728mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 2.2mg