Main dish, meat

Carne Asada Tacos


These flank-steak soft tacos are so tasty and easy, they should be in everyone’s repertoire. Plus they’re made with fresh corn tortillas (not fried) and topped with a quick homemade salsa made with avocado, tomato, onion and a bright squeeze of lime.

carne asada tacos
Prep time 30
Cook Time 30
Total Time 60

Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 Servings
Calories 350kcal
Added sugars 0g
Carbohydrates 28g
Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Protein 29g
Cholesterol 76mg
Dietary Fiber 6g
Potassium 773mg
Sodium 437mg
Total sugars 0g


STEP 1 Whisk vinegar, chili powder, oil, 2 teaspoons salt and garlic powder in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add steak and turn to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.
STEP 2 Make salsa about 20 minutes (and up to 2 hours) before cooking the meat: Gently combine tomatoes, jalapeños (or chiles) to taste, onion, cilantro, avocado, lime juice and the remaining 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.
STEP 3 Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.
STEP 4 Place the steak on a rimmed baking sheet (discard the marinade). Broil 3 to 4 minutes per side for medium. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice against the grain. Serve the steak wrapped in warm tortillas and topped with the salsa and cheese.
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1/2 cup white vinegar

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 & 3/4 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 lbs. flank or skirt steak, trimmed and cut into 3 equal portions

1 pound tomatoes, chopped

2-4 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 ripe but slightly firm avocado

juice of 1 lime

16 5- to 6-inch corn or whole-wheat flour tortillas, warmed

1/3 cup crumbled Cotija cheese, or other shredded cheese

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