Skip to Main Content
  • Start Enjoying Wood-Fired Flavor Today With 0% APR  |Learn More
Grilled Carne Asada Skirt Steak

Grilled Carne Asada Skirt Steak

By Traeger Kitchen

This beef is bursting with flavor. Marinated in a citrus, garlic, and cilantro mix, rubbed with Traeger Prime Rib Rub, then grilled until tender, our carne asada will take your taco game to the next level.

Prep Time

10 Min

Cook Time

50 Min

Pellets

Cherry

Ingredients

This recipe serves:

6

Units of Measurement:
Marinade
Juice of 3 oranges
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 2 limes
3 Clove garlic, minced
1/2 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 minced jalapeño with seeds
1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 Teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
Steak
2 Pound skirt steak
3/4 Cup Traeger Prime Rib Rub
This recipe serves:

6

Units of Measurement:
Marinade
Juice of 3 oranges
Juice of 2 lemons
Juice of 2 limes
3 Clove garlic, minced
1/2 Cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 minced jalapeño with seeds
1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 Cup Olive oil
1 Teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 Teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
Steak
2 Pound skirt steak
3/4 Cup Traeger Prime Rib Rub

Steps

  • 1

    Make the marinade: In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeño, cumin, olive oil, salt, and pepper and whisk well to dissolve the salt.

  • 2

    Trim any excess fat from the skirt steak, then place in a large resealable bag. Pour the marinade over the steak, rubbing to coat all over. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

  • 3

    Remove the steak from the marinade, discarding the marinade. Season the steak on both sides with the Traeger Prime Rib Rub. Let rest for 30 minutes.

  • 4

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 225℉ and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal flavor, use Super Smoke, if available.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    00:15

    Super Smoke

  • 5

    Place the skirt steak directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and smoke for 45 minutes.

    225 ˚F / 107 ˚C

    00:45

    Super Smoke

  • 6

    Remove the steak from the grill. Increase the Traeger temperature to 450°F (or 500 F, (if available) and preheat with the lid closed 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    00:15

  • 7

    Once the grill reaches temperature, return the skirt steak to the grill grates and sear until the internal temperature of reaches 135℉ for medium-rare or your desired temperature, about 2 minutes per side.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

    135 ˚F / 57 ˚C

  • 8

    Remove the steak from the grill and let rest 10 minutes before slicing against the grain. Enjoy!

Steak Pellet Blend & Kit


Shop our steak wood pellets for the best smoked wood-fired steak. A steak rub featuring a blend of sea salt, garlic, and spices brings out the best in your beef, while a chimichurri sauce mix finishes it all off with flair and flavor.

My Notes


In order to add notes for this recipe, you must log in or create an account.