Inspired by authentic Mexican tacos, these Carne Asada Street Tacos are packed with flavor.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 8 tacos
- 1/3 cup avocado oil or olive oil
- 1/3 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro finely chopped plus more for serving
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon jalapeno sliced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 pound flank or skirt steak
- 8 white corn tortillas , 5 inch (12.5 cm)
- Red onion chopped, for serving
- Avocado sliced, for serving
- Sour cream for serving
- Cotija cheese for serving
- Cilantro for serving
In a large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the marinade.
Place the steak in a large plastic zipper bag. Pour the marinade over the beef, seal the bag and shake to evenly distribute the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.
Heat a grill or a large grill pan over high heat. Brush with oil to prevent sticking. Remove the steak from the marinade and cook on the grill for 5 to 8 minutes on each side (depending on your preferred doneness), flipping once. Transfer steak to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
Warm corn tortillas in a dry pan over medium-high heat for 30 to 60 seconds each side, turning once, until softened slightly. Wrap the toasted tortillas in foil to keep warm.
Thinly slice the steak diagonally against the grain, then chop for smaller bites, if desired. Serve the steak on the warm tortillas with onion, avocado, sour cream, cotija cheese, cilantro leaves or your choice of toppings.
- Nutritional information does not include toppings.
Calories: 145.99kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.41g | Protein: 13.97g | Fat: 3.74g | Saturated Fat: 1.32g | Cholesterol: 34.02mg | Sodium: 337.91mg | Potassium: 287.51mg | Fiber: 2.03g | Sugar: 1.19g | Vitamin A: 205.14IU | Vitamin C: 9.61mg | Calcium: 42.73mg | Iron: 1.55mg