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A delicious carne asada recipe goes good with any burrito bar, but carne asada is equally good served with nothing more than a cold beer.
What to buy: We like this recipe made with Dos Equis beer, but any brand will work. Just don’t use a really dark beer or an IPA, which will make it bitter.
Game plan: You can make this dish ahead of time and warm it when you are ready to eat. If you decide to do that, cook the meat to medium rare, about 5 minutes per side, and then warm it over medium-low heat with the reduced marinade juices.
This dish was featured as part of our Tailgating Recipes photo gallery.
Beverage pairing: Sol Cerveza, Mexico. A great Mexican meat dish calls for nothing more complicated or intense than a good, clean Mexican lager. Drip some lime into the beer to bring out its bright, citrus tang and it will make a thirst-quenching and mouth-refreshing gulp after each bite of steak.