Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

Mouth watering good! This has to be my husband’s all time favorite dish. I found a recipe years ago on the Internet for these tacos, it was good but still needed some work. It took a while and many attempts, but I think I finally have the perfect carne asada recipe. My children and I love this as much as my husband does. It’s great to serve for company and the leftovers (if there are any) make really tasty burritos.

Carne Asada Marinade:
  • 1  1/2 – 2 lbs of flank steak
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced

In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients with flank steak and mix really well. Let marinate for at least 6 hours – overnight if you can.

Carne Asada Tacos

Grill steak until desired degree of doneness. LET SIT FOR AT LEAST 5-10 MINUTES! Once the meat has cooled, slice ACROSS grain into small chunks.

Carne Asada Tacos

Other Ingredients:

Cook tortillas (dry) in a hot pan for 45-60 seconds on each side. You want them soft & pliable. Add meat, cheese, salsa, onion & top with guacamole. You will LOVE these tacos.

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Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos


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39 Responses to “Carne Asada Tacos”

  1. 1

    syrie — September 26, 2008 @ 5:15 am

    Looks delicious indeed. I think my boyfriend is going to love this recipe.


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    mikky — September 26, 2008 @ 6:54 am

    hey, this is so perfect with your corn salad… another winner… 🙂


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    HoneyB — September 26, 2008 @ 9:21 am

    man, if I was eating at your house I would think I had died and gone to heaven. this looks fabulous!


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    Dhanggit — September 26, 2008 @ 9:32 am

    im actually drooling in from of my laptop now!! yum


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    Katherine Aucoin — September 26, 2008 @ 2:19 pm

    I think this is going to be one of my all time favorites too!


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    Jason — September 26, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

    My friend just made a similar dish the other night, but didn’t make guacamole, bummer. This recipe looks really good!


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    CookingKatie — September 26, 2008 @ 4:07 pm

    Tea with cream? How forward thinking 😉 we only have semi-skimmed milk, but I’m sending you one over 🙂 These tacos look amazing, once I finish revising and I get back to cooking anything remotely fun i’ll give it a try 🙂


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    Adam — September 26, 2008 @ 4:11 pm

    Oh my goodness… this is my steak happy face 🙂 Awesome job, your husband is a lucky dude


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    Maria — September 26, 2008 @ 4:33 pm

    Your Guac looks so inviting!! What a great meal!


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    Patsyk — September 26, 2008 @ 4:43 pm

    We love tacos, and may have to try this recipe so we can have more variety to choose from!

    Congrats on being featured on FFF!


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    Aggie — September 26, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

    Hi Pam! Congrats on being featured on Leftover Queen’s Finest Foodies!

    Your carne asada looks so delicious and your pictures are awesome as usual! Have a great weekend!


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    Marjie — September 26, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    I never heard of tacos with steak before! This sounds good!


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    shaz — September 26, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

    WOW that looks amazingly good! can you possibly mail me one??? 🙂


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    Jan — September 26, 2008 @ 5:13 pm

    I would love those tacos!!
    As you can see from my blog – I/we (the husband too) love tacos!!!
    I will HAVE to give those a go. Thanks for sharing. Jan x


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    nicole — September 26, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

    Ohhh yum! They look so good.


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    The Blonde Duck — September 26, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

    You’re getting all my favorite dishes this week!


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    Paula — September 26, 2008 @ 6:39 pm

    Oh Pam, your stuff just keeps getting better and better! Love this recipe and your photos are great. I’ve not cooked flank steak before, and I’m thinking I need to give it a try!


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    Heather — September 26, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

    oh these look lovely. i never cook tacos, but always mean to add them to my repertior. i love, love, love guac. yum.


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    Kay — September 26, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

    I think I have to move in with you and watch your munchkins while you cook 🙂


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    Live.Love.Eat — September 26, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

    These look absolutely incredible. It’s bittersweet I found you because I am gaining weight just looking. How did I anyway, find you that is!? I have already forgotten with this amazing food in front of my eyes!!


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    MaryBeth — September 27, 2008 @ 1:24 am

    This looks wonderful Pam…I am all over this, when is dinner? Excellent pic too.

    Ed the other half of MaryBeth…


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    Manggy — September 27, 2008 @ 2:37 am

    You’re right– I do love them! Now, the next step is to convince my family to eat some beef with me… 🙂 (PS That roasted tomato salsa is calling my name!)


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    Amanda — September 27, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    OMG I absolutely LOVE you! I have been searching for a good carne asada recipe FOREVER. When my first two kids were really little we lived in an apartment and there was a Mexican woman who would grill carne asada, oh it was Heaven! She bought it from a Mexican deli but we moved before finding out which one. We’ve since moved from that state completely. I can’t wait to try this, in fact I may just


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    Grace — September 27, 2008 @ 1:51 pm

    holy guacamole. whenever i see it, i’m immediately interested. this entire meal is phenomenal–nicely done. 🙂


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    Jan — September 27, 2008 @ 6:58 pm

    Everything here looks fabulous, Pam. Great job!


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    Lisa — September 27, 2008 @ 8:26 pm

    What a gorgeous presentation! This could easily be a favorite dish at my house too.


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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — September 27, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

    Tacos are a staple around this house. I love the seasonings and spices that you used on the flank steak – I usually use carne asada but will have to try with flank!!



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    Katie — September 28, 2008 @ 3:33 am

    How tasty! I love Mexican food.


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    Tim — September 28, 2008 @ 5:37 am

    Yum! Came across your blog searching for lemon bars and started reading other recipes. My wife and I made the corn salad with some BBS chicken – it turned out awesome. We made the carne asada marindate tonight and will be trying our hand at the salsa, guacamole, and relish for dinner tomorrow. Keep up the great work!!!


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    hot garlic — September 28, 2008 @ 10:25 am

    Yum! I just looks delicious. I want to marry any food South of the Border!


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    Jessie — September 28, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

    my boyfriend Hurley(who happen to write the restaurant reviews on the blog)is a huge fan of mexican food. I can’t wait until he comes home and so I can show him this because he will be floored by this recipe!


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    christina — September 28, 2008 @ 11:47 pm

    we made this tonight and it was fabulous! thank you.


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    Mindy — September 29, 2008 @ 3:20 am

    My husband and I tried this tonight and we LOVED it. We were selfish and ate it all after the kids went to bed! Thanks so much for such a great recipe.


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    Mochachocolata Rita — September 29, 2008 @ 9:19 am

    oh my god, that beef just looks so perfect! i wudda finish the beef before i could even get my hands on anything else hehe


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    Once Upon a Plate — September 29, 2008 @ 2:42 pm

    Oh this looks fabulous! Makes me hungry for it at 7:30 in the morning.

    Wonderfully vibrant photography, too. Beautiful blog. Very nice!


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    Sophie — September 29, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

    Delicious recipe! The marinade is so original and sounds quite tasty. I love all the yummy ingredients on the taco! We would love to feature this recipe on our blog and digital recipe reader. Please email me at if you’re interested :). Have a great day!


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    Tania — April 13, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Just wanted to say thanks for posting this recipe, I know it’s been up for a few years, but I just discovered it last year. I have made this many times for me & my husband, as well as friends and family, and it’s always a huge hit!! Thanks again for posting so many tasty recipes!


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    Peggy — March 19, 2015 @ 11:35 pm

    I can’t believe I haven’t commented on this until now! This is the 1st recipe I made from you and this dish WON me over. I make it often. I check out your blog weekly and saved you as my fave 10 best sites


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    Kathleen — June 10, 2015 @ 12:25 pm

    Awesome recipe! Full of flavor! Thank you so much for posting!


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