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.

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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. If we are having a dinner party, we cook the entire package.

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 on the stove.

Outdoor griddles are trending. You can buy them at OSH, Lowes, etc. Weber sells griddles that fit in your in barbecue appliance. Outdoor griddles have many advantages. Blackstone is the big name in outdoor griddles.

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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

See those refried beans in the small clay pot? We make those beans starting in an Instant Pot. We use dried black beans. Once they are cook in your Instant Pot, you can fried them up to make a delicious refried beans.

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.

Wines we like with this Mexican dish

Another Carne Asada Recipe

I recently made Carne Asada using a recipe from Rick Bayless. It is so much tastier than the Costco version. I buy my skirt steak from Lunardi’s. Included in the Carne Asada recipe is a is I did not make the guacamole recipe by Rick Bayless. I use my Dad’s recipe. This is a quick and delicious Carne Asada recipe with not much heat. I serve it with my own refried black beans along with either a salad or Mexican Rice. Rick Bayless Carne Asada

Here is another terrific Carne Asada recipe to use: Sonara Style Carne Asada Tacos by Pati Jinich

Shop at a Mexican grocery with a butcher department. They will have flap meat to use for Carne Asada. Flap meat is perfect for marinading and grilling for Carne Asada. Some Mexican markets will have flap meat with a Carne Asada marination. What a convenience!