Beer-Marinated Carne Asada Sensation


Embark on a flavorful journey with Ale-Infused Fiesta: Beer-Marinated Carne Asada Sensation. This dish takes the classic carne asada to new heights by marinating the meat in a rich beer mixture, infusing it with deep, malty flavors and tenderizing it to perfection. Grilled to a juicy finish, this carne asada is a celebration of taste and texture, ideal for lively cookouts, family gatherings, or simply satisfying your craving for a hearty, flavorful meal.

Beer-Marinated Carne Asada Sensation

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes (plus marinating time)
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes (excluding marinating time)

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 portion (approximately 200g)

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 300 kcal
  • Protein: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g


  • 800g (1.8 lbs) flank or skirt steak
  • 1 cup dark beer (like a stout or porter)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  • In a bowl, combine beer, garlic, lime juice, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the steak in a resealable bag. Pour the marinade over the steak and seal the bag. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  • Preheat the grill to high heat. Remove the steak from the marinade and grill for 5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, or to your desired doneness.
  • Let the steak rest for 5 minutes after grilling. Slice against the grain into thin strips.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with lime wedges.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinating time is crucial for flavor and tenderness.
  • Let the steak come to room temperature before grilling.
  • Always slice against the grain for tender meat.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use a different type of beer?

Yes, but dark beers provide a richer flavor.

How do I store leftovers?

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I cook this on a stovetop?

Yes, use a grill pan or heavy skillet over high heat.