Authentic Carne Asada Tacos
Satisfy your craving for a delicious street taco, without leaving your home. Made with tender steak morsels covered in a carne asada marinade, wrapped in a warm tortilla, and topped with real fresh ingredients.
1 1/2 - 2 lbs 'Pack Iron' Flank Steak
12-16 Corn or wheat tortillas
5 garlic cloves, peeled & minced
1 lime, juiced
1 orange, juiced
1 jalapeño, seeded and finely minced
1/2 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup avocado oil or other cooking oil
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
White onion, chopped
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
Red/green salsa or pico de gallo
- Sour cream
Sliced fresh jalapenos (remove seeds for less spice)
Toppings (all optional)
In a medium sized mixing bowl whisk together garlic, lime juice, orange juice, jalapeno, cilantro, avocado oil, chili powder, cumin, and oregano.
Place the steak in a wide, shallow baking dish and evenly pour your marinade over it. Gently toss the steak with tongs until it is evenly coated in the marinade.
Cover the baking dish and let the steak marinate in the fridge for 2-4 hrs minimum (the longer it marinates the more intense the flavor will be).
Take the dish out of the refrigerator and transfer the steak to a clean plate. Season each side of the steak with salt and pepper, then let it sit at room temperature for 30 mins.
Heat your grill, or a cast-iron skillet if you're cooking on your stovetop, to high heat. Place the steak and cook for about 5-7 mins on each side.
Once cooked to your liking, remove the steak from the grill or pan and transfer it to a clean plate.
Allow the steak to rest for 10 mins.
Cut the steak into small, bite-sized chunks.
Assemble your taco by adding the steak and toppings of choice to a warm tortilla.
Optional: warm up your tortillas in the oven to take your tacos to the next level