Traeger Carne Asada

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Talk about a crowd favorite, this recipe adds some great flavors to skirt steak.  Next, we add some wood fired flavor to get that caramelized taste we love in  our Carne Asada.  Finish this dish off with some corn tortillas, roasted jalapenos, cilantro, cotija cheese and you have one epic dinner, lunch or party dish. Print Recipe Here Carne Asada
  • Yield: 8-People
  • Prep time: 20-30 Minutes – 24 hour Marinade
  • Cook time: 20-25 minutes cooking time


Measure   Ingredient                                                Prep Notes      

1/2 Cup          Oil, Olive Blend                                         

1 Tbsp            Garlic, Fresh, Crushed                                                     or to taste

6 Tbsp            Bayou Dust, 5280 Culianry                                             

2 Tbsp            Fire Salt, 5280 Culinary                                                    or to taste

¼ Cup            Soy Sauce                                                                           

2 Ea                Lemons, Fresh, Juiced                                        

2 Ea                Lime, Fresh, Juiced

¾ Cup            Guava Juice, Canned

3 lbs                Skirt Steak, Choice, Peeled                                                                    


TO MAKE TACOS                                                 

16 ea              Flour  Tortillas                                                                     Warmed

1 Bu                Cilantro, Fresh, Washed                                                  Chopped

8-10 ea          Jalapenos, Fresh                                                               Roasted

Taste              Cheese, Cotija                                                                     Grated

Taste              Pico de gallo, Fresh                                                         


Prep Directions:

  • See above for ALL prep instructions
  • Load Traeger with RESERVE BLEND PELLETS

Cooking Directions:

·         Remove skirt steak from package, peel any membrane and trim any connective tissue of excess fat.  Pay attention to the grains of the meat, this will help when slicing ·         Place into a large gallon size zipper bag ·         In a large stainless steel mixing bowl, add the first 8 ingredients and mix well ·         Pour the marinade into the zipper bag, mix well to coat the meat ·         Squeeze out any excess air and zip shut ·         Allow to sit in the fridge for 18-24 hours marinade ·         Pre heat your Traeger Ironwood grill to 500 degrees, Weber to 500 degrees or Big Green Egg to 500 degrees ·         Remove the skirt steak from the marinade and drain any excess marinade (this prevents flare ups) ·         Grill on both sides until desired doneness.  IMO medium is a great temp for this ·         Remove from grill, place onto a cutting board and let rest for 2-3 minutes ·         Slice against the grain ·         Layout the above Taco Ingredients ·         Build, serve and devour ·         A

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