Carne Asada Tacos

11 Feb

I love me some Mexican food. Carnitas and carne asada are two favorites to make at home (some day I’ll get a spit so I can get a good al pastor going. . . ), and since I feel confident that we’ve got the carnitas down, I was wanting to find “that” perfect carne asada recipe.

I found this recipe on All Recipes, and it is totally a winner, even with my tweaks.  Pardon me, while I try out the new Word Press recipe thingy. . .

Carne Asada Taco Marinade

Cuisine: Mexican
  • 3 pound flank steak
  • 1/3 cup vinegar (I used red wine vinegar)
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  1. Combine the ingredients and marinate the steak for a few hours (no more than 8), turning once to coat.

Grill the steak to your desired doneness, slice or chop, and serve as tacos.  I am super in love with the following salsa to go with the meat:

1/2 white onion chopped
a big old handful of cilantro, chopped, because, yum
juice of 1/2-1 lime
2 avocados, chopped
salt to taste

Stir ingredients and use generously on your tacos.

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