Carne Asada Tacos recipe – the best tacos I've ever made
I was inspired by the authentic tacos I had for lunch the other day!
At work the other day, we had some of the best tacos I've ever had, and they left me wanting for more! So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make authentic carne asada tacos myself.
A simple marinade was made of citrus fruits and spices, and chopped steak was left to soak up the flavors for two hours before going onto my hot Blackstone griddle. I had to add to the authenticity with the proper beer and the correct music! Digging through my fridge, I was disappointed that I didn't have any Corona Extra in stock, but I did have Corona Premier. All that was left to round out putting together a great Mexican themed dinner was the right music, courtesy of Amazon Prime on my TV!
The marinade was packed with flavor!
The meat soaked up all of the good flavors for roughly two hours!
It's time to get the Blackstone up to temperature to cook some carne asada!
Once the griddle was finished heating up, I added the marinated steak to the hot surface to cook it up. The smell of the carne asada cooking was sooooooooo good and got me very hungry for dinner! I also added corn tortillas (for me!) and flour tortillas (for my beautiful wife!) to the flattop to warm up for the perfect taco. Once things started coming together to be served, I set up the tortillas in some awesome tacos holders my parents had gifted me, and added a healthy serving of the carne asada. On top of that I added fresh chopped cilantro, onion, pico de gallo, a Cholula hot sauce, and a squeeze of lime juice.
Tonight's kitchen area! The Blackstone is coming up to temperature!
The meat and the tortillas cooking away!
Three pounds of carne asada!
The tortillas are ready! I love these taco holders!
All dressed and ready for action!
Santa mierda! ¡Malditamente bueno!
Look at this awesomeness!
This was a damn good spread!
I ate myself stupid!
The tacos were so damn good and full of a lot of flavor. There was a little beefiness, a bunch of citrus flavor, spice and heat! It was just really, really, really good! And it was also very fun to make carne asada tacos while listening to fun music and drinking beer. Ahhhhhhhhh! Life is good!
- 1 orange
- 2 lemons
- 2 limes
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 4 minced cloves of garlic
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- large bunch of cilantro
- 3 lbs of pounded thin skirt steak sliced into small strips
- Squeeze the orange, lemons, and limes into a large mixing bowl, being careful to not get any of the seeds into the bowl. Then mix in the soy sauce, chili powder, paprika, black pepper, garlic, oregano, olive oil, and cilantro.
- Reserve half of the marinade in a container with a lid, and set it aside in the refrigerator for use later. Mix the meat into the marinade and let it marinate in the fridge, covered, for two hours.
- Heat up a large frying pan or griddle, and cook the meat thoroughly. If using a frying pan, you may have to cook the meat in batches. As the meat is cooking, add 1/2 of the reserved marinade to the cooking meat.
- Once all of the meat is done cooking and moved to a clean bowl, mix in the last of the reserved marinade and mix it all up!
- Serve your carne asada on street style tortillas, and top as you please! Pico de gallo, cilantro, diced onion, hot sauce, and squeezed limes make for great toppings!