Mexican Food Recipes From Different Pueblos: Carne Asada Fajita

Mexican Food Recipes From Different Pueblos: Carne Asada Fajita

At El Jalisco, We’re known for our bold yet delicately flavored dishes made with fresh ingredients greatly inspired by our home country, Mexico. We would like to bring you some of the many flavors of Mexico with our series of “Mexican Food Recipes from Different Pueblos” We’ll feature many different authentic foods inspired by pueblos in Mexico. We’ll also share recipes for  you to bring the flavors of Mexico to your home to share with your family and friends.

We’ll start with the classic carne asada, fajita style! Carne asada is popular in northern parts of Mexico, most notably Sonoma, Baja California and Chihuahua. Carne asada translates to “roast steak”. Many people have their own special way of preparing and eating their carne asada however a true carne asada is cooked over mesquite and is flame roasted.


2 Lbs flank or skirt steaks

extra virgin olive oil

1 medium red onion, cut crosswise into 1/3 inch slices

1 medium red bell peppers or 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and cut into flat sections

4 flour tortillas


4 Cloves garlic, minced

1/2 Cup fresh cilantro leaves and stems, chopped finely

1 Jalapeño minced (optional)

2 Freshly squeezed limes

1 Freshly squeezed orange

1/2 Cup olive oil

1 Teaspoon cumin

Freshly ground black pepper

Sea salt

2 Tablespoons white vinegar


1.  Place the meat in a large bowl,  mix the marinade together and pour over the steak. Cover and refrigerate for 4-8 hours.

2.   Preheat an outdoor grill and lightly brush with olive oil so that the steak does not stick.

3. Lightly brush the onion and peppers with olive oil place on the grill for about 8-10 minutes.

4. Cut the onion and pepper into smaller pieces.

5. Brih the grill with Take the steak out of the marinade and place over the open fire grill. Grill it on both sides for 8 minutes for medium temperature steak. Remove the steak from the heat and let it settle.

6. cut the steak into long slices

4. Warm up the tortilla on the grill for 20 seconds or until warm.

5. Place steak, onions, peppers and different serving plates.

6. Add what you like to your own fajita and enjoy!


This is a simple and easy dish that will have your friends and family begging for more. You might want to make extra, second serving is guaranteed! Try this recipe and post a picture of your dish on our facebook wall and hashtag it #eljfajita.