What are Asado Grills? For many Argentinians and those living in the Pampas regions of Latin America Asado means more than just simple BBQ, it’s a cultural way of life. Since cattle were introduced to the region around the 1500’s, Gauchos were introduced to the essence of roasting beef over hot coals or embers. Among the two popular ways of Asado cooking are with Patagonian Crosses or the use of an Asado Grill with an Ember maker. Patagonian Crosses were designed to roast specific cuts of the animal like prime rib and even roast the animal whole itself over hot embers.