Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

1-hour 30-Minute recipe Serves 6
Head south of the border tonight with this delicious carne asada tacos recipe! "Carne asada" means "grilled meat," and is made with lime juice-marinated steak. Serve in warmed tortillas with a side of steamed rice and chili-spiced beans.
1-hour 30-Minute recipe Serves 6


Prep: 20-minute | Cook: 10-minute
  • 1

    Combine 4 tbsp of the olive oil, vinegar, 4 tbsp of the lime juice, 4 of the garlic cloves, cumin, chili powder and sugar in large resealable freezer bag. Pierce steak all over with a fork. Place steak in bag and massage to coat. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 to 12 hours.

  • 2

    Preheat barbecue to medium.

  • 3

    Remove steaks from marinade and pat dry with paper towel. Discard marinade. Season steaks all over with salt and pepper.

  • 4

    Oil grill. Barbecue steaks, with lid closed, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part of steaks reads 145°F, for medium-rare, about 6 to 8 minutes, turning once. Remove to a cutting board and cover with foil. Let steaks rest for 5 minutes.

  • 5

    Combine tomatoes, avocado, onion, jalapeno, cilantro, remaining 2 tbsp of the lime juice, 2 tbsp of the olive oil and 2 garlic cloves. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • 6

    To serve, slice steaks thinly against the grain and top with some fresh salsa.

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