FOX 8 Recipe Box: Carne Asada

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Recipe from Chef Brad Cecchi of Urban Farmer

This recipe will be served at the upcoming Veggie U. Food & Wine 2014: Tastes of the World. It's an evening of international cuisine prepared by more than a dozen local chefs to raise money for Veggie U's Classroom Gardens. For more information, click here.

Carne Asada


  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 3 T cumin seed
  • 2 T dried oregano
  • 2 t chile flake
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 T kosher salt
  • 1 lb. flank steak (or skirt steak)


  1. In a saute pan toast the spices (cumin, oregano, chile flake, paprika)
  2. Combine toasted spices, lime juice, onion and garlic in a blender and puree until smooth. Slowly drizzle in oil.
  3. Combine marinade with beef and marinate for 6 - 12 hours
  4. Grill to preferred temperature