Recipe by Amy in Kansas
I recently ate Carne Asada Tacos at On the Border Restaurant and fell in love with them. Their menu description is: Premium, mouthwatering carne asada steak drizzled with Jalapeno Ranch dressing and topped with melted cheese and crispy-fried onion strings, all in grilled flatbread tortillas. I came up with this recipe (with some help from other 'zaars) which I believe is a pretty good copy cat. I used the marinade from recipe 103372 by Sharlene--W and modified the dressing recipe 195520 by --Miss Diggy*--.
Top Review by Twiggyann
Very tasty. The flavors were spicy but not overly so. I used flank steak and for the french fried onions, I used recipe 44115 from GinnyP. I didn't have the stuff to make the ranch sauce but I bet that would be really good.
- 907.18 g flank steaks or 907.18 g round steaks
- 78.07 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
- 9.85 ml garlic powder
- 14.79 ml crushed red pepper flakes
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
- 29.58 ml finely ground Mexican oregano (optional)
Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
- 59.14 ml light mayonnaise
- 59.14 ml light sour cream
- 7.39 ml buttermilk ranch salad dressing mix (roughly 1/2 of .04 ounce packet)
- 29.58 ml diced jalapeno peppers
- 4.92 ml jalapeno juice, from diced jalapeno peppers can
- 14.79 ml cilantro, finely chopped
Garnishes for Tacos
- 6-8 piece flat bread
- 473.18 ml Mexican blend cheese (or personal favorite)
- 118.29 ml French-fried onions
Directions See How It's Made
- For carne asada:.
- Marinate meat, then prepare ingredients for dressing, before grilling meat.
- Plan to have flatbread warmed as you are ready to serve meat.
- Marinate steaks in lime juice in a shallow glass dish for 1 minute.
- Next add garlic, crushed red chile, black pepper, and Mexican oregano.
- Marinate in refrigerator for at least 20 but no longer than 40 minutes.
- While marinating meat:.
- Combine all ingredients for Jalapeno Ranch Dressing in a 1 cup dish.
- Mix well and refrigerate to let flavors blend.
- Preheat oven to 170 degrees (or lowest heat setting).
- Grill meat to desired doneness
- Remove steaks from grill and let "rest" for 5 minutes.
- Before meat is about to be taken off grill or while it is resting, add 1/3-1/2 cup of cheese on each flatbread.
- Lay the cheese covered flatbreads directly onto middle oven rack and warm until cheese is melted.
- Once meat has rested, cut meat against the grain into thin strips.
- On each flatbread add desired amount of meat, 1-2 tablespoons jalapeno ranch dressing and about 1 T french fried onion strings.