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Carne Asada Tacos

Growing up in a Latino household, there was always a barbecue in the summer months to celebrate family and togetherness with delicious Carne Asada! I remember my uncles would get creative marinating the arranchera, or skirt steak/flank with a beer or a Coke to tie in all the flavors of the meat. Follow my marinade below to get delicious Carne Asada ready for tacos!

Note: If you have access to a grill, keep the steak in large pieces then chop up into bite sizes after grilling. If using a skillet, chop up the meat before cooking!

Here's what you'll need:

Marinade Ingredients:

1/2 bottle of shock top OR 1/2 can of Coca-Cola

Juice of 1 orange

Juice of 2 limes

6 cloves of minced garlic

1/4 of red onion, sliced

Y1/4 cup of Yellow Mustard

1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce

1/2 bunch of cilantro diced

2 TBSP Oil

1 TSP Paprika

1 TSP Cumin

1 TBSP Garlic Salt

1 TSP Pepper

Toppings: Cilantro, Onions and your fav Salsa!


Step 1: Prepare your flank or Arrachera steak by chopping into bite size or 1 inch pieces then put the chopped meat in a large bowl. *NOTE: Follow this step if you are NOT grilling!

Step 2: Add about 1/4 cup of mustard and using your hands or tongs, toss the steak in the mustard until all pieces are coated.

Step 3: In the same bowl, add 1/2 bottle of ShockTop beer, and enjoy the other half ;).

Step 4: Cut the oranges and limes in halves and squeeze the juice onto the meat in the bowl.

Step 5: Next add the oil, minced garlic and Worcestershire sauce and toss the steak until all pieces are coated.

Step 6: Chop 1/4 of a red onion into slices and add to the steak marinade.

Step 7: Then add the chopped cilantro paprika, cumin, garlic salt and pepper and toss until the meat is evenly coated.

Step 8: Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or aluminum and place in refrigerator. Let the marinade sit for at least 1 hour. NOTE: You can also marinade over night, the longer the marinade, the more flavor your steak will have!

Step 9: Remove bowl from the fridge. In a large skillet, use spray oil to coat the bottom of the skillet and set heat to medium high. Let the pan get hot before adding meat.

Step 10: Carefully add the marinade steak and let it cook for about 5 minutes on one side of until it’s cooked then flip. Carne Asada steak can char and will have that flavor of a legit BBQ!

Step 11: Repeat this step to cook all the steak.

Step 12: Prepare your taco fixings such as warming up the tortillas, diced fresh cilantro, diced onions and your favorite salsa, lime wedges and radishes are good sides for tacos as well.

¡Buen Provecho!

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