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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



  • 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



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Season the steak generously with carne asada seasoning about 30 minutes before grilling.
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • 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.


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