‘Carne asada’ is for Mexicans what a BBQ is for Aussies. If your amigo invites you around to a ‘carne asada’, expect a Mexican feast of a variety of grilled meats, chorizos, nopales (cactus), salsas and condiments, all served with corn tortillas. Enjoy this La Tortilleria family recipe and discover fantastic mexican recipes and more here.


  • 8 La Tortilleria corn tortillas
  • 800g thin-cut beef skirt steak
  • 1 tsp thyme (dried or fresh)
  • 1 tsp oregano (dried or fresh)
  • ½ cup fresh coriander
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 100ml pineapple juice
  • 200ml vegetable oil
  • ½ white onion, finely diced, to serve
  • ½ bunch fresh coriander, chopped, to serve

Cooking Instructions

  1. Prepare the marinade by combining the oregano, coriander, thyme, jalapeño, garlic, lime, pineapple juice and vegetable oil in a blender.
  2. Place the beef in a bowl and cover with the marinade, ensuring it is well coated. Place in the fridge for a minimum of two hours (or ideally overnight).
  3. Preheat your BBQ (or hot pan) to a high heat then cook the beef to your liking. Take the beef off the heat and let rest for 2 minutes. Once rested, dice into small pieces.
  4. At the same time, heat your tortillas on a very hot dry frying pan until soft and floppy, about 10 seconds either side.  Wrap them in a thick cloth or aluminium foil as you go to keep them warm.
  5. To serve, place cooked beef on a tortilla and garnish with coriander and onion.  Enjoy with your favourite salsa.

Tip: if you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to marinate the beef for so long, replace the pineapple juice with vinegar and marinate for 30 minutes only

Buen Provecho!

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