Carne Asada
(Flank Steak) Tacos

Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time10 mins
Yields5 Servings
DifficultyBeginner

A flavourful dish that brings friends and family together to dine in the great outdoors.

Having grown up in Mexico where it’s generally warm year-round, I think of tacos de carne asada as a flavourful dish that brings friends and family together to dine in the great outdoors. I especially love all the great add-ons that elevate the flavours of the tacos.

Ingredients

 3 cups Beer
 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
 3 tbsp Olive oil
 Salt & pepper to taste
 1 tbsp Garlic powder
 2 lbs Flank steak
 12 Green onions, pierced with the end of a knife
 12 Corn tortillas
 1 Jar of Micocina Salsa Verde
 2 Limes, sliced into wedges

Note:

  • The longer you marinate the steak the more tender and flavourful it will be.
  • Calculate about half a pound of meat per adult person.

 

Some optional add-ons for this dish:

  • Refried beans
  • Cactus paddles (Nopales)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Sliced avocados

Cooking Instructions

1

In a small bowl, stir together the beer, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper and garlic powder.

2

Place the flank steak and green onions in the marinade and set aside for 4 to 6 hours in the refrigerator.

3

Remove the flank steak from the refrigerator and let it stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

4

Heat the grill to medium. If you have fresh cactus paddles, brush them lightly with vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt. Grill the paddles over direct heat for about 5 minutes or until slightly charred. Slice and set aside.

5

Remove the green onions from the marinade and grill them, turning them often until soft and lightly charred. Slice and set aside.

6

Turn up the grill heat to medium-high. Remove the steak from the marinade and grill for 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove the steak from the heat and let it rest, covered, for 5 minutes. Cut the meat against the grain into thin strips.

7

Warm the tortillas on the grill or a pan, flipping them often. Wrap them in a kitchen cloth to keep them warm.

8

Fill each tortilla with your fillings of choice, squeeze on some lime juice and top it with Mi Cocina Salsa Verde. Enjoy!

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Did You Know?

Translated, “carne asada” simply means “grilled meat,” usually thinly sliced beef.

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