Costco’s Carne Asada

Costco has several easy-to-cook meals: Salmon Milano with Pesto, Steakhouse Tri-Tip, and Panko Shrimp. Now you can add Costco Carne Asada to the list.

Carne Asada is a fantastic Mexican dish. You can eat Carne Asada as a stand-alone dish with sides, or wrap it up in a flour tortilla as a taco or burrito. Carne Asada is usually a skirt steak that is marinated in spices and sauces, before being placed on a smoking charcoal hotbed.

We like Costco’s Carne Asada

Costco Carne Asada – quick, easy and tasty

Costco’s Carne Asada comes wrapped in a tightly-sealed package. The directions on the back are very clear about preparing and cooking the Carne Asada.

When we buy the Costco Asada, we open the package and divide it into four separate portions. We cook one strip of meat that night and freeze the rest. Each average package is about right to feed four to five people.

I grill the Carne Asada on a gas grill, medium hot, and for just a few minutes a side. It is always good to have a trusty meat thermometer to judge when the meat is ready to your preference. The authentic way to cook Carne Asada is on a barbecue using wood or mesquite. It is the smoky flavor that adds the right touch to the meat. If you don’t have a barbecue, you can cook it in a pan.

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Carne Asada on the gas grill

If you are making a taco out of the Carne Asada, have plenty of fixings on hand. Each person can make a taco. Avocado or guacamole, salsa, sour cream, greens, and beans are all ingedients that make the Carne Asada taco a delightful meal.

The Carne Asada on a flour tortilla

The Costco Asada is a spicy dish, but the spices are not spicy hot. Give it a try. Of course, you can buy your own meat and make a marinade using your favorite spices and sauces. The Costco Carne Asada saves a lot of time and effort, and the price is right. Below are some alternative recipes for this popular Mexican dish.

Costco Wines to pair with the Carne Asada

Some Mexican dishes are difficult to pair with wine; too spicy hot, and beer becomes the beverage of choice for adults. The Costco version of Carne Asada can pair with several wine choices. Here are a few.

  • Catena Malbec
  • Kirkland Signature Malbec
  • La Marco Prosecco
  • Gloria Ferrer Brut
  • Any Rhone Blend on the Costo shelf

Other Carne Asada recipes