carne asada

noun
car·​ne asa·​da | \ ˌkär-nā-ə-ˈsä-də \

Definition of carne asada 

: a grilled Mexican dish of spicy marinated steak strips sometimes served in a burrito or taco

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Mockingbirds chirp, roosters crow and the evening news blares in Spanish. Sundays, church bells ring and the air is all carne asada. Esmeralda Bermudez, latimes.com, "An artist finds his subject in the hills of East L.A.," 14 Apr. 2018 These have included a turkey wrap, carne asada bake, hot turkey and provolone, and barbecue beef brisket sandwich. Fox News, "Things you didn’t know about the Costco food court," 30 Nov. 2015 Manta ray/shrimp medley and carne asada at improper temperature. Robert Gundran, azcentral, "Restaurant with no sneeze guard on salsa bar among this week's violations," 11 July 2018 The marinated carne asada is grilled and served alamabre-style for Black Rooster’s signature taco, which blends the beef with Oaxaca cheese and smokey bacon. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 The regular lunch on a recent day consisted of a large serving of rice and beans; carne asada; cooked squash and corn; a salad of lettuce, carrots and jicama; tortillas; and optional flan for dessert. James Wagner, New York Times, "A Nightmare for Mexico’s Soccer Opponents: More Chuckys On the Way," 27 June 2018 His 16 to 19-course tasting menu ($187) turns familiar Mexican flavors into creative dishes — frijoles and carne asada are re-envisioned in totally different and sophisticated ways. Michael Bauer, SFChronicle.com, "The 4 best tasting-menu restaurants in the Mission," 17 June 2018 The family stopped for carne asada tacos and soda on their way home from a waterpark, deputies said. Jared Gilmour, sacbee, "Fake cop’s badge and gun didn’t fool mom — so she quietly hatched a plan, LA deputies say," 11 June 2018 Among them: sweet potato red bean, blackened shrimp and carne asada tacos for $2.50 each; $6 Signature 1893 Margarita and house wines; and $1 off draft or bottled beers. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Cinco de Mayo deals: 40 restaurants for Mexican food specials, cheap beer and margaritas," 28 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of carne asada

1977, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carne asada

Spanish, grilled meat

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