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Corn tortillas topped with slices of steak, avocado, and crumbled cheese.
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Carne Asada Tacos

Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds flank or skirt steak
  • Corn or flour soft taco size tortillas

For the Marinade:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 whole garlic cloves or 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno seeded as desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Optional Garnishes:

  • Cotija or queso fresco Mexican cheese
  • Pico de gallo
  • Avocado
  • Sour cream


  • Place all ingredients for marinade in the bowl of a food processor. Process until well pureed.
  • Place the steak in a baking dish large enough to allow it to lay flat. Spread the marinade mixture evenly over both sides of the steak. Cover dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 8.
  • Grill steak until medium-rare to medium a hint of pink, about 7 to 10 minutes on each side. Remove to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing against the grain. Cut the slices down into pieces that will fit well in tortillas.
  • Serve on warmed tortillas with desired toppings.