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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Carne Asada Tacos



We celebrated Cinco de Mayo a day late in our house this year.  I forgot to marinate the steak in time, so rather than rush, we waited until seis de Mayo to enjoy this winning dinner. This was a fantastic change from our more regular chicken tacos. I think I could probably eat these tacos every day and never get tired of them.  The steak was that good. This was my first time making carne asada, so I don't have anything to compare with, but I really think this recipe was perfect! 

Source: For the Love of Cooking

Ingredients:

Carne Asada Marinade:
  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs of flank steak
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
Taco Ingredients:
  • tortillas
  • Cotija cheese
  • Guacamole
  • corn
  • red onion
  • roma tomato
  • cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime
  • salt to taste
  • jalapeno (optional)
Directions:   Combine all of the marinade ingredients in a gallon size ziploc bag and marinate the steak for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.   Grill the steak to according to your liking. After grilling, let the steak rest 5-10 minutes before slicing into thin strips, across the grain.   While the steak is resting, make the guacamole. Next make the pico by mixing chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, corn (I used thawed frozen corn, but fresh would be even better), and the lime juice. Add salt to taste and if you want a little heat, add jalapeno.   Next, warm the tortillas and assemble the tacos with the steak, guacamole, pico, and cheese. Enjoy!

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