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Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

Mouthwatering good! This has to be my husband’s all-time favorite dish. I found a recipe years ago on the Internet for these tacos, it was good but still needed some work. It took a while and many attempts, but I think I finally have the perfect carne asada recipe. My children and I love this as much as my husband does. It’s great to serve for company and the leftovers (if there are any) make really tasty burritos.

Carne Asada Tacos:

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1  1/2 – 2 lbs of flank steak
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic minced
  • A handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

How to Make Carne Asada Tacos

In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients with flank steak and mix really well. Let marinate for at least 6 hours – overnight if you can.

Carne Asada Tacos

Grill steak until desired degree of doneness. LET IT REST FOR AT LEAST 10 MINUTES before slicing! Once the meat has cooled, slice ACROSS grain into small chunks.

Other Ingredients:

Cook tortillas over an open flame or in a (dry)hot pan for 45-60 seconds on each side. You want them soft & pliable.

Add meat, cheese, salsa, onion & top with guacamole. Enjoy.

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  1. Tea with cream? How forward thinking 😉 we only have semi-skimmed milk, but I’m sending you one over 🙂 These tacos look amazing, once I finish revising and I get back to cooking anything remotely fun i’ll give it a try 🙂

  2. We love tacos, and may have to try this recipe so we can have more variety to choose from!

    Congrats on being featured on FFF!

  3. Hi Pam! Congrats on being featured on Leftover Queen’s Finest Foodies!

    Your carne asada looks so delicious and your pictures are awesome as usual! Have a great weekend!

  4. I would love those tacos!!
    As you can see from my blog – I/we (the husband too) love tacos!!!
    I will HAVE to give those a go. Thanks for sharing. Jan x

  5. Oh Pam, your stuff just keeps getting better and better! Love this recipe and your photos are great. I’ve not cooked flank steak before, and I’m thinking I need to give it a try!

  6. These look absolutely incredible. It’s bittersweet I found you because I am gaining weight just looking. How did I anyway, find you that is!? I have already forgotten with this amazing food in front of my eyes!!

  7. You’re right– I do love them! Now, the next step is to convince my family to eat some beef with me… 🙂 (PS That roasted tomato salsa is calling my name!)

  8. OMG I absolutely LOVE you! I have been searching for a good carne asada recipe FOREVER. When my first two kids were really little we lived in an apartment and there was a Mexican woman who would grill carne asada, oh it was Heaven! She bought it from a Mexican deli but we moved before finding out which one. We’ve since moved from that state completely. I can’t wait to try this, in fact I may just

  9. Tacos are a staple around this house. I love the seasonings and spices that you used on the flank steak – I usually use carne asada but will have to try with flank!!


  10. Yum! Came across your blog searching for lemon bars and started reading other recipes. My wife and I made the corn salad with some BBS chicken – it turned out awesome. We made the carne asada marindate tonight and will be trying our hand at the salsa, guacamole, and relish for dinner tomorrow. Keep up the great work!!!

  11. my boyfriend Hurley(who happen to write the restaurant reviews on the blog)is a huge fan of mexican food. I can’t wait until he comes home and so I can show him this because he will be floored by this recipe!

  12. My husband and I tried this tonight and we LOVED it. We were selfish and ate it all after the kids went to bed! Thanks so much for such a great recipe.

  13. oh my god, that beef just looks so perfect! i wudda finish the beef before i could even get my hands on anything else hehe

  14. Oh this looks fabulous! Makes me hungry for it at 7:30 in the morning.

    Wonderfully vibrant photography, too. Beautiful blog. Very nice!

  15. Delicious recipe! The marinade is so original and sounds quite tasty. I love all the yummy ingredients on the taco! We would love to feature this recipe on our blog and digital recipe reader. Please email me at [email protected] if you’re interested :). Have a great day!

  16. Just wanted to say thanks for posting this recipe, I know it’s been up for a few years, but I just discovered it last year. I have made this many times for me & my husband, as well as friends and family, and it’s always a huge hit!! Thanks again for posting so many tasty recipes!

  17. I can’t believe I haven’t commented on this until now! This is the 1st recipe I made from you and this dish WON me over. I make it often. I check out your blog weekly and saved you as my fave 10 best sites