Carnitas Style Grilled Beef Tacos

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READY IN: 6hrs 14mins
Recipe by gailanng

Carnitas means "little meats" which are a type of braised or roasted pork in Mexican cuisine. I didn't know that. Recipe winner in the National Beef Cook-off Erin Mylroie, UT.

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  1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely, squeezing out air and marinate in refrigerator 2-6 hours.
  2. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.
  3. Meanwhile combine avocado salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. Place tortillas on grid. Grill until warm and slightly charred. Remove; keep warm.
  5. Carve steaks into slices. Serve in tortillas with avocado salsa. Top with onion, cilantro and lime wedges, as desired.

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