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Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

Lil' Luna
Juicy grilled carne asada loaded in tortillas with all of your favorite toppings! This recipe makes perfectly seasoned steak tacos that everyone is going to enjoy.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Marinating Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 474 kcal


for the carne asada:

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • juice of two limes
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 pounds flank steak trimmed
  • salt and pepper to taste

for the pico de gallo:

  • 4 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

for serving:

  • 16 corn tortillas warmed
  • pico de gallo
  • shredded cheese
  • lime wedges


  • Using a mortar and pestle, grind the garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, salt, and pepper into a paste. Add the paste to a large measuring cup and add the lime juice, orange juice, vinegar, and olive oil. Whisk until well combined. (Alternatively, you could add all of the ingredients for the marinade to a food processor or blender and pulse until combined.)
  • Spread the steak out on a rimmed baking sheet, and pour the marinade over the top of the steak. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour, or up to 8 hours.
  • While the steak is marinating, prepare the pico de gallo by mixing all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes, or until ready to serve.
  • When you’re ready to cook the meat, preheat a grill or broiler over medium high heat. Pull the steak out of the marinade and cook for 7-10 minutes per side, until cooked to medium (about 135-145 degrees). Place the steak on a cutting board and let rest for 5-10 minutes, then slice diagonally into thin strips.
  • To assemble the tacos, stack two corn tortillas together, then add steak, pico de gallo, and shredded cheese. Drizzle with lime juice if desired.


Calories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 28gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 671mgPotassium: 689mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 727IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Carne Asada Tacos
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