Carne Asada Tacos (Grilled Steak Tacos)

Have yourself a fiesta anytime anywhere with this versatile and delicious Carne Asada recipe!

Living in San Jose, CA, there are a lot of Hispanic supermarkets like Chavez Supermarket that sell delicious, high-quality, pre-marinated, and ready-to-grill steaks for you to just grill at home. I used to do that a lot and still do it when I’m lazy, but saw how easy it is to make it on @tony_and_maribel page a few years ago. I started experimenting and this has been my go-to for the past few years. I love the citrusy notes and Mexican spices in the marinade. The carne asada is perfect on everything!

No Limit Tip: If you don’t have a grill, cut the beef into mini bite-size pieces, marinate it, and fry it up on a non-stick pan.

Ingredients:
2 pounds Beef Flap, Arracherra, or Skirt steak
2 tablespoons carne asada seasoning, I use Chef Merito’s
1/2 cup orange juice
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon Maggi Seasoning or Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 medium yellow onion, sliced
1 handful cilantro stems

Street Taco Ingredients:
Taqueria style mini corn tortillas
Chopped cilantro and onion
Lime wedges
Sliced avocado
Pico de Gallo
Hot sauce
Pinto Beans

Steps:

Marinate Steak– In a shallow baking dish, marinate beef in Carne Asada seasoning, orange juice, lime juice, Maggi Seasoning, cooking oil, garlic cloves, black pepper, yellow onion, and cilantro stems in the fridge for at least an hour.

Prepare Grill – Set up the grill and get it ready for high heat direct cooking.

Grill Steak- Grill the steak over high heat direct heat for about 4 minutes a side or until you see crispy charred bits on each side of the steak or until the steak reaches desired internal temperature.

Prepare Tacos – Slice the carne asada against the grain and chop it up into mini bite-size pieces for maximum tenderness. Top each taco with a few ounces of carne asada and garnish each taco with your favorite condiments.

Tips:

  • Cooking time will vary based on how hot your grill can get and the size of the meat.
  • If you don’t have a grill but still want Carne Asada, check out my Taqueria Style Beef Tacos recipe and cook it on the stovetop!
  • If you don’t have a grill, you can sear the Carne Asada over high heat on a cast iron skillet for 4-5 minutes a side.

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