Though technically the first day of summer is June 21st, it’s already heating up and we’re feeling the vibes. With Father’s Day around the corner and as we gear up for a long season of sunny weather, we’ve got barbecuing on the brain. Now, BBQ is an art unto itself but you can make it as simple or as complex as you want. Some go the route of using high tech thermometers, wind direction, and doing complicated mathematical equations to factor the perfect cooking times and temps, while others are happy slapping the meat on the grill and flipping it a few times. Whichever camp you’re in, this special carne asada recipe & marinade are going to take your BBQ’s to the next level. 

chef merito marinade tortilla familia


We proudly stock Chef Mérito Meat marinade & Chicken marinade. It’s the secret ingredient that will make your barbecued meat taste like you spent hours chopping, juicing, and flavor blending…and all you have to do is open the bottle! It’s a surefire way to guarantee your carne asada turns out juicy and flavorful every. single. time. 

carne asada on corn tortillas


It doesn’t get much better than carne asada. The familia gathered round, the sun shining, the smell of it cooking on the grill…and the best part? It’s actually a simple enough recipe that doesn’t take much time, especially if you marinade the meat the night before.


  • Chef Merito’s Marinade
  • 2 lbs Flat Iron Steak 
  • 2 garlic cloves 
  • 1/2 white onion 
  • Tortilla Familia Corn Tortillas 
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil 
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • Bunch of cilantro 
  • 2 limes 

  Salsa, Pico de Gallo, chopped lettuce, avocado


  1. Put steak in either a gallon ziplock or bowl and add 6oz of marinade. Mix well and seal, keep in the refrigerator for a minimum of 20 min. (Longer is better!) 
  2. Preheat grill to 375 degrees. Cook each side of the steak for about 8 minutes (more or less depending or your preference), then slice it up. 
  3. Cook your corn tortillas (on medium heat for 40 seconds on each side) then pile on the carne asada and garnish with chopped onions, cilantro, pico de Gallo, sour cream…whatever you like! 
June 07, 2023 — Ariel Lingard