This Perfect Carne Asada Starts with a Beer Marinade


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This Perfect Carne Asada Starts with a Beer Marinade

This four-ingredient marinade is so good, it will become a staple of your meat game.

Carne asada doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, this Mexicali-style preparation of beef shouldn't be complicated; after all, its name simply means "grilled meat"—how much more straightforward can you get? All a great piece of meat needs is to be cooked properly, not overwhelmed with a super-fussy treatment.

Whether you're making tacos, throwing a backyard barbecue, or just looking for the perfect thing to do with a skirt steak, this simple carne asada recipe is just the ticket.

It starts with an easy marinade of beer (whatever your favorite is), soy sauce, garlic, and black pepper. Once the steak has hung out in this tasty, flavorful mixture for four hours, it's ready to hop on the grill. In less than ten minutes, it's done, and after a moment of rest (as we all need sometimes), it's ready for your plate—and your mouth.

RECIPE: Mexicali-Style Carne Asada

And since there's already beer in the marinade, you can probably guess what the best beverage is to accompany your meal. ¡Salud!