Carne Asada! Grilled Skirt Steak!

Whos isn't ready for carne asada tacos! Add hot longaniza sausage and a fresh salsa prepared in the molcajete!

Course Tacos
Cuisine Mexican
Author Sonia



  • 1 pound longaniza sausage remove casings
  • 1-2 poblanos sliced into strips
  • 2 pound skirt steak
  • Carne asada seasoning
  • oil for brushing grates on grill

You Will Also Need

  • Cilantro chopped
  • Onions diced
  • Lime wedges
  • Corn tortillas
  • Molcajete salsa see link below



  1. Before cooking the steak, prepare your salsa. Cook the longaniza sausage in a preheated skillet with 2 tablespoons of oil for 6 -8 minutes. Crumble as it cooks. Transfer to a bowl lined with paper towels, set aside.
  2. If steak is in one long piece, I would suggest slicing it into 2 smaller sections. This way you have two thicker sections from the middle and two thinner sections from each end.
  3. Season the steak generously with carne asada seasoning about 30 minutes before grilling.
  4. Preheat grill to medium high heat, keeping lid closed. Before grilling the steak, grill your poblano strips for 6-7 minutes, turning as needed. Remove from grill and transfer to a bowl. Set aside,
  5. Brush grates with grease and immediately place steaks on grill. For the thinner sections, grill for about 3-4 minutes per side. For the thicker sections, grill for 5-6 minutes per side or until internal temperture reaches 130 degrees F.
  6. Remove from grill and let rest for 5-6 minutes. When ready to serve, slice against the grain. Serve with warmed corn tortillas. Add crumbled longaniza, carne asada, poblanos, salsa, cilantro, onions and lime! Yields 4-6 servings.

Recipe Notes

If you can't find longaniza, you can substitute with Mexican chorizo.