Meal Prep Recipe: Carne Asada and Homemade Salsa 

This carne asada recipe is super tasty, easy, and customizable to your taste! We bought a large 6 lb pack of thin cut bottom round steak from Costco. It was perfect because we made a 2 lb portion, pre-marinated a second to keep in the fridge for later in the week, and froze the third. 

Lay the beef slices out on a cutting board and pound them even more thinly. 

Season the beef. We use Costco’s Rib Rub Seasoning and lime juice seen in the next photo. You can season it to your taste buds! 

The seasoned beef! We’ve both let it marinade for a couple hours and put it straight on the grill after seasoning and it turned out great either way. 

Preheat the grill to the highest setting. Cook the beef until grill lines appear (approximately 5 minutes) or to your desired doneness. 

Let the beef rest a couple minutes before cutting it into thin slices and serving! 

You can eat it plain, with salsa, or on tortillas with all the fixings! 

•Homemade Salsa:

This was a super quick and easy salsa recipe we threw together to go on top of the carne asada. 


  • 3 Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion 
  • Handful cilantro 

You can add more or less of each ingredient based on your taste buds. 

    Roughly chop everything and put it all in the food processor or blender. Pulse until it reaches your desired consistency. 

    Serve and enjoy! The leftover salsa can be refigerated and the flavors meld together even more. 

    Meal Prep Recipe: Traeger Hot Sauce Chicken 

    As I mentioned in our meal prep post, we use our Traeger a lot especially chicken dishes. It gives the food a subtle smoky flavor and keeps everything very moist which is crucial when you’re reheating meals throughout the week! This recipe is our favorite. 

    Begin by establishing a smoke in the Traeger with the lid open then preheat to 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes.  

    50 ounces thawed chicken thighs. We use the frozen chicken thighs from Costco. 

    *We like thighs much better than breasts but you can use breasts if you like. 

    Season one side of the chicken using any desired seasoning. 

    **We like this Urban Accents Heartland Pepper & Garlic seasoning and Weber Roasted Garlic & Herb seasoning. 

    Put the chicken on the Traeger and cook for 10 minutes.  

    While the chicken is cooking, simmer together 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and 4 tablespoons butter in a saucepan. 

    ***We haven’t tried it, but I’m sure you can use another type or oil or fat in place of butter. (Ghee, lard, coconut oil, etc) 

    Dip the chicken into the hot sauce/butter combo and return to the Traeger for 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.


    Once the chicken is done, let rest for a few minutes then cut into slices, and portion how you’d like! 

    We typically portion out ten 5 ounce containers that have approximately 25 grams of protein per serving. This allows us to either have 5 ounces as a quick snack or 10 ounces for a larger meal and get 50 grams of protein. 
    ****For a crispier finish, we seared the chicken for 2 1/2 minutes on each side using our gas grill set to high.  

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