Taqueria Style Tacos-Carne Asada

Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 55 mins

Great taqueria-style tacos.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Lay the flank steak in a large glass baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, 4 cloves of garlic, juice of two limes, and olive oil. Season with salt, black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin and paprika.
  3. Whisk until well blended, then pour over the steak in the dish.
  4. Turn over once to coat both sides.
  5. Cover with plastic wrap, and marinate for 1 to 8 hours.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together 1 chopped white onion, cilantro, and the juice of 1 lime. Set aside to use as a relish for the tacos.
  7. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Toast chilie pods in the skillet for a few minutes, then remove to a bowl of water to soak for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  8. Place the tomatoes, 1 onion, jalapeños, and 4 cloves of garlic onto a baking sheet.
  9. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, until toasted but not burnt.
  10. Place the roasted vegetables, and soaked chilie pods into a blender or food processor, along with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.
  11. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  12. Cut the marinated flank steak into cubes or strips.
  13. Cook, stirring constantly, until the meat is cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  14. Warm the tortillas in a skillet for about a minute on each side to make them pliable. Tortillas may also be warmed in a microwave oven.
  15. Arrange two or three tortillas on a plate Top with a sprinkle of the onion relish and a large spoonful of the pureed salsa.


Most Helpful

I have been trying many carne asada recipes not wanting to use soy sauce because it sounded not authentic. I finally gave this one a try and I doubt I will be using any other recipe from now on. This made such good tasting meat, used it in borritos, tacos and over nachos. Thank you so much for this yummy recipe!

Wobin July 16, 2012

this was undeniably the best dinner i've made in a while! i used the recipe for the marinade on 1.5 lbs of flank steak (i probably should've cut the marinade recipe in half). after i juiced the limes, i chopped them up a little and tossed the slices in with the marinade. i marinated the meat for 8 hours, then grilled it. while it was grilling, i boiled the left-over marinade. after the meat had grilled, i sliced it thinly and tossed it with some of the boiled sauce. served in warmed tortillas with refriend beans, guacamole, shreaded lettuce, chopped onions, and tomatoes. served it to three teenage girls who consumed almost all of it between exclamations of "oh my gosh this is AMAZING! its SO GOOD!" will DEFINITELY make again and again and again...

ellie3763 July 30, 2008

I have been making this for years. But I make it in the crock pot instead (the meat and marinade part). So tender and delicious. Give it a try, you wont be sorry.

Jennifer A. June 21, 2015

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