How to Cook Carne Asada in a Skillet?

So, it’s fourth of July, a lovely, sunny holiday and a perfect time to have some bounding with family and friends. You and your family have all been busy with either school or work and so you decide to capitalize on this national holiday and get together. Well, nothing speaks better than having a good cheerful moment with your loved ones in the open sunny lawn eating some good food, talking and laughing.

How to Cook Carne Asada in a Skillet

So, you get your electric skillet out on the lawn and get some beef to try and make your own Carne Asada, but then realize you have never made a Carne Asada with the use of a skillet. Well if you are wondering on how to cook Carne Asada in a skillet? Then you are in luck, below are a step by step procedure to aid you in the making of that wonderful Fourth of July Carne Asada.

Now since whenever there is a mention of Carne Asada there is also the mention of tacos, the ingredients of this step by step procedure on how to cook Carne Asada in a skillet, will also include tacos.


1 ½ flank steak, trimmed of excess fat

1 bottle of GOYA mojo Criollo or any of your choosing

A ½ nicely chopped white onion

A ¼ freshly chopped cilantro

2 limes, one cut to slices and other squeezed out for juice

¼ salt

A table spoon of corn oilAnd any taco brand of your choice.

Step-1 : Perfectly slice your steak to ½ pieces or to a slice that you like and place them in a big round bowl. Slowly pour your mojo on the sliced steak, making sure all pieces are completely submerged. You then marinate for 12 hours or less and refrigerate. Steak should be cooled to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. 

How to Cook Carne Asada in a Skillet

Step-2 : In a different bowl, mix together white onions, cilantro, the lime juice and salt till they are all uniformly mixed.  In this step one could choose the kind of ingredients to mix or could add garlic and tomatoes. Once mixed, refrigerate until when ready to use.

Step-3 : This is where you do the real cooking. Before setting your steak in the skillet, dry it with the use of paper towel. Bring oil to heat in your skillet. It is to advisable here to make use of a non-sticky skillet as a sticky one might just ruin the whole meal for you. Once the oil in the skillet is heated enough to fry, you gently put the steak into it, making sure not to crowd the pan.

Bring Oil to Heat in Your Skillet

Most people normally like to put all the steak in at once making it hard to flip them over and having undone steaks as a finished product. So, make sure to cook it in batches, flipping it over from time to time until dark golden brown. 

A time of 5 to 8 minutes is recommended for each batch of steak kept in the skillet. One of the best electric frying pan for timing the cooking of your Asada will be Presto 06857 16-inch Electric Foldaway Skillet which can be found on eBay or other e-commence websites. How long is cooked steak good for can only be determined by how you preserve it. Normally a refrigerated steak will take 3-4 days.

Step-4 : Heat up your cast iron skillet or any other heavy skillet over a medium heat. Add some tortillas to occupy space in the skillet. Cook until charred, warm and pliable for about 30 seconds each batch. Once done you transfer tortillas to a bowl.

Heat Up Your Cast Iron Skillet

Step-5 : Final step is to assemble your tacos, put meat in your tortilla and decorate it with some onion-cilantro mixture and serve.

Cooking of Carne Asada in a skillet has various ways to go about it for different cultures and for different preferences. But knowing the basic way of cooking it is the only important thing…

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