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Grilled Carne Asada Skirt Steak

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

50 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Cherry

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.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

Marinade

  • 3 oranges, juiced

  • 2 lemons, juiced

  • 4 limes, juiced

  • 3 Clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped

  • 1 jalapeño, minced

  • 1/2 Tablespoon cumin

  • 1/4 Cup olive oil

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper

main

  • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 3 oranges, juiced

    • 2 lemons, juiced

    • 4 limes, juiced

    • 3 Clove garlic, minced

    • 1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped

    • 1 jalapeño, minced

    • 1/2 Tablespoon cumin

    • 1/4 Cup olive oil

    • 1 Teaspoon salt

    • 1/2 Teaspoon pepper

  • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Pound skirt steak

  • 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.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 Cup Traeger Prime Rib Rub

  • 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.

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 5

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

    Grill225 ˚F

  • 6

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

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 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.

    Grill500 ˚F

    Probe135 ˚F

  • 8

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

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