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This recipe is a simple and delicious way to make carne asada in a pan. It requires just a few basic ingredients and can be ready in under 30 minutes, making it perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. The blend of spices and citrus juices used in the marinade adds tons of flavor to the steak, while the searing process in the pan helps to create a beautiful crust on the outside. This dish is versatile and can be enjoyed on its own or used as a filling for tacos, burritos, or other Mexican-inspired dishes. Give it a try and impress your family and friends with this tasty and authentic carne asada recipe!

Carne Asada

Carne asada is a popular Mexican dish that can be made by grilling or searing beef that has been marinated in a blend of spices and citrus juices. This recipe provides a simple and quick way to make carne asada in a pan, making it a great option for a delicious weeknight meal. The flavorful marinade includes spices like cumin and chili powder, which create a beautiful crust on the outside of the steak when seared in a hot pan.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican


  • Cutting board
  • sharp knife
  • a small bowl
  • Tongs
  • A large pan


  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • cumin powder
  • chili powder
  • juice of 1 lime


  • In a small bowl, mix together the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and chili powder.
  • Rub the spice mixture all over the steak, making sure to coat both sides evenly.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the steak to the pan and sear for 3-4 minutes per side, or until browned and cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over the steak while it's still in the pan.
  • Remove the steak from the pan and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the steak against the grain into thin strips



Make sure that your pan or skillet is large enough to comfortably fit the steak and that it is oven-safe if you plan to transfer it to the oven to finish cooking.
Give this easy-to-follow recipe a try and impress your family and friends with your culinary skills!


Serving: 130g
Keyword Carne asada, mexican cuisine, tacos
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