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Carne Asada with Black Beans and Vegetables

Like any true blooded Texan, our family loves steak. Toss that in with the fact that we love Mexican food, this carne asada with black beans and vegetables is a winning meal in our house!

You can use any cut of beef that you have, but carne asada is typically made with flank steak or skirt steak. Marinating it makes it more tender and easier to chew, as well, so leave time to get that done so your beef will be melt in your mouth delicious!

If you prefer some starch to your  meal, serve this meal with my Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice!

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This meal is delicious, fairly simple to make, and a great source of protein. I hope you enjoy this recipe for carne asada made at home!!

Carne Asada with Black Beans and Vegetables

Carne Asada with Black Beans and Vegetables

Yield: 2-4 servings
Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 12 hours 20 minutes

Carne asada is full of flavor and easy to prepare at home. Serve with beans and fajita veggies for the best meal!


  • 2 lbs skirt steak or flank steak (or any cut of beef, sliced thin)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil plus more for pan searing
  • 2 TBSP fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp garlic powder or one clove fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced and seeded
  • 1 onion, sliced


  1. Whisk olive oil, lime juice, pepper, and garlic together in a bowl.
  2. Place the steak in the marinade and coat.
  3. Place steak and marinade in a plastic bag and let marinate for at least 4 hours, but overnight is best.
  4. When steak is marinated, heat cast iron skillet (or grill) to high heat.
  5. Place steak on a plate and sprinkle cumin, chili powder, and salt on all sides.
  6. Add olive oil to hot pan and add steak. Sear both sides and cook until your desired level of doneness.
  7. Remove steak from pan and let sit. Do not slice yet.
  8. Turn pan to medium-high and add more oil to pan and add sliced onion and bell pepper. Cook until done.
  9. Warm black beans in a pan.
  10. Slice steak and serve over a bed of black beans. Top with cooked onion and pepper and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 828Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 34gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 828mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 67g

The writer is not a doctor or nutritionist and this nutritional information is just a guideline. Please consult your doctor or nutritionist for more accurate information.

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Thursday 28th of July 2022

Just made the carne asada with black beans and took it up a notch with yellow and red bell was delicious...will do it again....Thank you


Friday 29th of July 2022

Sounds delicious!

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