Carne Asada Tacos

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I love how easy and tasty these carne asada tacos are!! The carne asada is really easy to make and you can use it for bowls, burritos, salads and pretty much anything!

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What is carne asada?

Carne asada is beef steak that is marinated and then cooked on high heat to give the meat a charred flavor. It can be served as tacos or served with grilled peppers and onions and tortillas, beans, and rice on the side.

What does carne asada mean in English?

Loosely translated, carne asada means cooked meat. Carne translates to meat and asada means grilled, roasted, or broiled.

What type of meat is used in carne asada?

Carne asada is usually made with flank steak, otherwise known as skirt steak. But, it can be made with beef tenderloin, ribeye, or even sirloin steak. Flank steak is usually the cut of choice because it is an inexpensive, yet flavorful cut.

What are the ingredients to make Carne Asada Tacos?

To makes this carne asada recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • Flank steak
  • Olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Orange juice
  • Garlic clove
  • Jalapeño
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Coriander
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cilantro
  • Pico de gallo
  • Corn tortillas
  • Red onion
  • Additional cilantro

How to make carne asada tacos

Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make carne asada. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

The first step is to combine the olive oil and seasonings before tossing with the flank steak.

Allow the steak to marinate for at least 30 minutes in a covered bowl. The longer the meat marinates, the more flavorful and tender it will be.

You’ll want to cook the meat over high heat. Allow the skillet to get nice and hot before adding the meat. Allow to cook for 6 minutes, flip, and cook for an additional 5 minutes. The meat should be golden brown.

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Remove from the skillet and allow the meat to rest for 5 minutes before cutting.

To assemble the tacos, warm the tortillas and then fill with the meat and whatever ingredients you would like on your tacos.

Your carne asada tacos is ready to serve!

Carne Asada Tacos Recipe

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Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 46 minutes

Easy to make Carna Asada tacos you are going to love!


  • 1 Pound flank steak
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 Cup lime juice
  • 1/3 Cup orange juice
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 Jalapeño, minced
  • 1 Tsp paprika
  • 1 Tsp cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp coriander
  • 1 Tsp chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro, chopped

For the tacos:

  • Pico de gallo
  • Corn tortillas
  • Chopped red onion
  • More cilantro


In a big bowl mix the olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, garlic clove, jalapeño, paprika, cumin, coriander, chili, salt and pepper, and cilantro. Add the flank steak and toss and massage to coat with the marinade.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Heat a skillet over high heat until hot. Place the marinated flank steak in the skillet and cook for around 6 minutes. Flip and cook for 5 more minutes. It should be golden brown on the outside.

Remove from heat and let the meat rest for 5 minutes before cutting it.

Assemble the tacos: Warm the corn tortillas and fill with the crane asada, pico de gallo, chopped red onion and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 356Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 33g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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