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3 carne asada tacos on plate with lime.

Carne Asada Tacos

Tender steak marinated with garlic, cilantro, jalapenos and lime. You can't go wrong.
Prep Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings



  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 handful cilantro chopped fine
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil plus more for frying tortillas
  • 1.5 pound flank steak
  • 4 - 6 taco shells
  • lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • cojita cheese
  • sliced avocado


  • In a bowl combine garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, vinegar, salt, cumin, chili powder and olive oil. Whisk to combine. Place steak in a shallow dish. Pour marinade over steak and marinate for at least 2 hours but not more than 8.
  • When you are ready to cook the steak, preheat oven broiler. Place steak on a baking sheet. Cook steak 8 - 10 minutes. Use tongs to turn over (you don't want to pierce it with a fork it will release the juices) and cook another 8 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.
  • While the steak is resting cook your tortillas. Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet. Cook tortillas one at a time for 30 seconds on each side and then fold over to form taco shell. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  • To assemble the taco, place a few slices of meat on the taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cojita cheese and avocado. Serve.
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