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Carne Asada Taco Recipe

Carne Asada Taco – perfectly marinated flank steak, grilled to perfection, then served in tacos with your favorite toppings! Restaurant quality in the comfort of your own home.

Carne Asada Taco Recipe
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Serves: 10
For Carne Asada and Marinade
  • 2 lb flank steak
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
For Tacos
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • ¾ cup olives, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded cheese like Monterey Jack
  1. In a large ziploc bag combine together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, red onion, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, paprika, chili powder, cilantro, salt and pepper. Add the flank steak to the bag, close the ziploc bag and shake the bag around a bit, making sure the steak is covered in the marinade. Place it in the fridge and let it marinate for 2 to 4 hours.
  2. Heat your grill till it gets to about 400 F degrees.
  3. Grill the steak for about 5 to 7 minutes per side or until done to your likeness. Transfer it to a plate and cover it with aluminum foil. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before slicing it into thin strips. If you slice it right away all the juices will come out and you’ll end up with a dry steak.
  4. Assemble your tacos by filling each tortilla with some sliced steak, olives, chopped tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and some cheese.
  5. Serve immediately.
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