Beer-Brined Carne Asada

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Yum, beer! If there are two things that go together, it is grilling and beer. So why not grill with the beer as well? This is a really yummy recipe for Beer-Brined Carne Asada. It takes almost no time to prepare; just mix everything together the night before and then slap it on the grill the next day.

If you don’t have a grill or a nice grill pan, you can cook this under the broiler. It works almost as well, but you don’t get the nice little char marks that look and taste so good. I personally recently got a cast iron grill pan, so I am using that.

This should serve 4 people; you can stretch it a little farther with more garnishes.

Ingredients:

Juice of 1 orange

1 bottle amber lager beer (such as Negra Modelo)

½ onion, cut into strips

1 large clove garlic

1 handful cilantro, rough cut

1 lb flank steak

For garnish:

Tortillas

Tomatoes

Limes

Salsa

Directions:

1)      Mix all the ingredients together.

2)      Let marinate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for the best flavor.

3)      Preheat the grill or broiler.

4)      Cook for about 5 minutes per side, getting good grill marks and cooking until medium. Keep a close eye on it; the cooking time will vary depending on the heat of the grill.

5)      Remove the steak from the grill and let stand for 5 minutes.

6)      While the steak rests, serve up all the delicious garnishes.

7)      Slice the steak into thin strips.

8)      Serve and enjoy!

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