Taqueria Style Tacos-Carne Asada

Recipe by Please Delete
READY IN: 1hr 55mins




  • Lay the flank steak in a large glass baking dish.
  • 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.
  • Whisk until well blended, then pour over the steak in the dish.
  • Turn over once to coat both sides.
  • Cover with plastic wrap, and marinate for 1 to 8 hours.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Place the tomatoes, 1 onion, jalapeños, and 4 cloves of garlic onto a baking sheet.
  • Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, until toasted but not burnt.
  • Place the roasted vegetables, and soaked chilie pods into a blender or food processor, along with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Cut the marinated flank steak into cubes or strips.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the meat is cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  • 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.
  • Arrange two or three tortillas on a plate Top with a sprinkle of the onion relish and a large spoonful of the pureed salsa.