Carne Asada Tacos
Carne asada tacos are delicious, flank steak tacos with a few simple ingredients and tons of flavor. Just add some avocado, onion, cotija cheese and cilantro to the grilled steak for authentic carne asada tacos, similar to the street tacos you’d find in Mexico.
I think we’ve firmly established (through the numerous recipes on this website) that I’m a lover of Mexican food. Though I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone who grew up in Southern California who’s not a lover of Mexican food.
For me, Mexican food is all about the fresh ingredients, flavor and spices. It’s unfussy, approachable and let’s be honest, it’s always the perfect cuisine for a party or good time.
So what’s the the perfect recipe for a party or good time? Oh, I think these carne asada tacos would be pretty high up on my list.
How to Make Carne Asada Tacos
The main ingredient in carne asada tacos is you guessed it, carne asada, which is just simply marinated and grilled steak. I typically use flank steak when making carne asada, but you could use skirt steak as well.
Make sure to read my recipe for carne asada as it goes into the specifics for marinating and grilling the perfect steak. Then, once your steak is grilled it’s as simple as assembling the tacos.
As a gluten-free (and somewhat grain-free) gal, I’m using my cassava flour tortillas today. But you could also use corn tortillas (preferred for authentic street taco style) or any other type of tortilla that makes you happy.
So once you have your tortilla, slather it with some avocado. No need for guacamole or perfect avocado slices (again, carne asada tacos are not trying to be fancy). Just use a spoon to mash up the avocado and slather it on, as I show you in the video below.
Then, add a good helping of chopped carne asada, a sprinkle of cotija or queso fresco cheese, chopped onion and fresh cilantro. Squeeze some fresh lime on top and there you have it – perfect carne asada tacos!
For more delicious Mexican inspired recipes, make sure to check out my Carne Asada Fries, Grilled Fish Tacos with Citrus Carrot Slaw, Citrus Shrimp Ceviche, Shrimp Tacos with Cilantro, Lime and Bacon Slaw, Pulled Pork Street Tacos, Chicken and Avocado Burritos and Taco Soup. Enjoy!
Watch this quick video of my carne asada tacos recipe:
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Carne Asada Tacos
- Grill the carne asada until it's cooked to your preference. Slice it against the grain, then chop it into small pieces.
- Use a spoon to mash the avocado, then spread a large spoonful or two onto each tortilla.
- Top the avocado with chopped carne asada, a sprinkle of cotija cheese, some diced onion and fresh cilantro. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top.