With Labor Day around the corner and summer coming to an end, the days of grilling and eating outside will soon end as well. So I’m making the most of it with this dinner. A big Mexican themed meal is so much fun with friends, and so easy to pull off. The carne asada needs nothing more than a few fresh ingredients tossed into a big ziploc bag and some time to soak up the flavor. It comes out tasting just like the marinade smells – delicious. Then just cook it on a hot grill along with all your favorite fajita fixin’s and the meal is done. Even the side dish is cooked on the grill. Grilling the corn gives it a sweet yet charred flavor that I am just wild about. And the ingredients are almost identical to the carne asada, so there will be very few items to add to the grocery list. This is such an easy meal to make for company because it doesn’t need a lot of attention while it cooks, which leaves you free for conversation. This menu would be perfect to substitute on Labor Day in place of burgers. It’s so full of all the great warm weather flavors, it’s the perfect way to mark the end of summer.
One thing to note, don’t let the meat marinate longer than about 3 hours, otherwise the acid from the lime juice and vinegar will start to break down the beef. I marinated mine about 2 1/2 hours, and it was perfect.
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