Trader Joses Carne Asada Autentica

It's thinly sliced sirloin of beef. It's pre-marinated in a blend of citrus juice (I believe lemon, never paid that much attention to the ingredients), pepper, onions and garlic and probably some other spices. It's THE best carne asada i've ever had and i've tried everything from regular grocery store variety to ethnic meat market and this doesn't even compare to any of those!!! My recommendations on cooking is to grill it on a bbq at around 350-400 degrees, flipping the meat over about every 3-5, total cooking time being roughly 15 minutes.
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05/29/2006
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byNetaris

September 8, 2006

But we also like the pollo asada too. Using either cut up and put on tacos or enchiladas is also yummy!
byKJF

February 15, 2007

I bought this thinking it would be thinly sliced, as described, and/or at least in pieces, like the chicken. It wasn't, it was WHOLE. It says Trader Joe's Carne Asada on it, and it was from the fresh meat case, so what the heck? I got a major single hunk of beef (and a ton of fatty tendons and cling on pieces which needed major trimming). I bet I lost half to trimming away the silvery tendon and fatty parts hanging on, and I was annoyed.
bymonkuboy

June 14, 2007

The previous reviewer complained because their carne asada came as a single hunk of beef. TJ's sells both a carne asada roast as well as the sliced versions so the buyer needs to examine the package to see which one it is. It should be obvious that the single hunk was too solid to be a package of sliced meat.
byJoe F

October 10, 2007

I've been buying the carne asada for years. Just a great taste and easy to prepare.

But lately, I'd say three of the last four times I've bought the carne asada, the meat has been a little too fatty and gristly.

Is TJ's perhaps cutting a few corners, or have I just had rotten luck? After a particularly bad cut of meat this week, it's off our shopping list until further notice.
bykalikaliente

December 12, 2007

this is just alright, too much to pay almost 4.99 a lb for this stuff. you're better off buying flank steak meat and marinating it 1/2 TJ's enchillada sauce and 1/2 TJ salsa verde overnight. You get better results, more flavorful meat and cheaper
byditzlerphoto

May 27, 2008

It is seasoned well and easy to fix. I've cooked it on the grill and made it into Fajitas.

http://www.ditzlerphoto.com/journal/chicagos-best-carne-asada-fajita.html
byyiyi41

August 7, 2009

At first I was a bit skeptical about marinated meat in a bag but when I cooked it that night, it was amazing! The flavors were just as good, if not better than any Mexican restaurant we've ever been too AND it was super quick and easy too.

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