Carne asada

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Carne asada = stir-fried meat.

Chopped steak is stir-fried on a very hot surface. It is a very popular item with Mexican street vendors who incorporate them into tacos a.o. small dishes.


This is what you need for 2 servings:

  • ½ lb. thin-cut round / chuck steak
  • olive oil
  • S&P, spices
  • any sauces you like to add
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  • Cut/chop the meat in little pieces.
  • Heat some oil in a very hot pan or cooking surface.
    I have to use my table grill with thermostat at 350-400 ºF to keep it hot enough.
  • Toss the meat in the hot pan.
    The meat should sizzle as soon as touches the surface. The surface should be hot enough to immediately evaporate any liquid that the meat releases.
  • Add any condiments / sauces that you like for this.
    Hot peppers are a favorite addition for those who can handle them.
  • Constantly stir the meat to avoid burning.
    Very hot surface, tiny pieces of meat. This should take only a few minutes at the most.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Serve immediately on soft tortilla wraps.