Carne Asada with Salsa Ranchera Recipe

Carne Asada with Salsa Ranchera

Serves 4
This classic carne asada gets its deep flavor from an ancho-chile-and-beer marinade. Serve with warm tortillas and Hatch salsa ranchera, or get our Metropolitan Market Hatch salsa, and Metropolitan Market guacamole in the stoe for the perfect taco Tuesday…or Wednesday or Saturday!


  • 1 1.5 lbs skirt steak
  • 1/4 white onion
  • 10 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ancho chile powder (or 1/2 tsp chipotle powder)
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Mexican light beer (like Pacifico or Corona)
  • 1 tsp salt (preferably Kosher)
  • For serving:
  • Metropolitan Market guacamole, corn tortillas, cilantro hatch salsa ranchera or Metropolitan Market fresh hatch salsa.


  1. In a blender, combine onion, garlic, chile powder, vinegar, beer, and salt. In a glass container or zip-top bag, place meat in marinade and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove meat from fridge 30-60 minutes before cooking. When ready to cook, heat grill on high, remove meat from marinade, and cook for 5 minutes flip and cook for 3-6 additional minute until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part reads 140° F.
  3. When done, remove from heat, cover with foil, and let rest for 5-10 minutes. Slice across the grain, sprinkle with chopped cilantro, and serve with hatch chile salsa ranchera and warm tortillas.

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