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Carne Asada on plate with peppers

Skinny Carne Asada

Skinny Carne Asada with lean flap meat is marinaded with a soy vinegar sauce and grilled for a tender, lean Mexican restaurant favorite for an easy diet-friendly meal.  
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 198 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 1 1/2 pounds flap meat trimmed of excess fat
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 lime juiced and zested
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Using a meat tenderizer, flatten the steak by about half to three quarters the thickness (this helps the steak become more tender)
  2. Add all the ingredients together into a large bowl and let marinade for 2-4 hours (up to 8 hours).
  3. In a large cast iron grill pan or outdoor grill, cook the meat on high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  4. Let rest for five minutes before slicing against the grain.
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Carne Asada
Amount Per Serving (1 /6th recipe)
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.7g16%
Saturated Fat 2.9g15%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 629mg26%
Carbohydrates 3.5g1%
Fiber 0.9g4%
Sugar 0.5g1%
Protein 23.1g46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.