14 Carne Asada Recipes to Rival the Taqueria
Carne asada is marinated beef steak that's charred on a grill and sliced for a mouth-watering main dish or to use in Mexican street-style tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. Satisfy your cravings for taqueria-style carne asada with this meaty recipe collection that includes homemade citrus-spiced marinades, loaded carne asada fries, and more!
Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada
"I could never get over my love for the restaurant style taste of carne asada," says reviewer REBEKAHNORMAN. "I searched high and low and finally I fell upon this recipe. If you're looking to imitate the zingy tasting Mexican restaurant style carne asada...this is the recipe!"
Carne Asada al Cilantro
This true Mexican carne asada recipe shows you how to marinate beef skirt steak in a simple cilantro-beer sauce before cooking it to perfection on a hot grill. "Excellent recipe!" says Allrecipes Allstar Soup Loving Nicole.
Carne Asada Enchiladas
Slow-cooked shredded beef is covered in a spicy, flavor-packed sauce and served in soft tortillas for a Mexican-inspired meal. "I served this family-style, letting everyone choose their own toppings, chipotle sauce, and guacamole," says recipe creator Joey Joan. "Refried beans and a salad makes this one delicious and complete meal."
Carne Asada al Chipotle
"Juicy beef flank steak is marinated in a mixture of soy sauce with chipotle chile and beef broth and then grilled," says gem, who submitted the recipe. "It's delicious every time and takes only a few minutes to prepare. Serve with a simple salad or in tacos."
Citrus Carne Asada Marinade
Lime juice, lemon juice, and orange juice, spiced up with chili, chipotle pepper, cumin, and hot sauce, create a marinade for beef flank steak. Fresh cilantro adds a burst of freshness. "This is awesome!" says Allrecipes Allstar Buckwheat Queen. "The aroma is mouthwatering!"
Carne Asada Tacos or Al Pastor Tacos
This carne asado recipe uses beef flank steak but works really well with almost any variety or cut of meat. You can tinker with the seasonings in the marinade to suit your taste. Serve the sliced beef in corn tortillas with a spicy salsa, chopped onion, radishes, and cilantro.
Sonoran Carne Asada
Inexpensive beef chuck is marinated in lemon juice, lime juice, jalapenos, and cilantro. It cooks in a matter of minutes and is served in warmed tortillas topped with onions, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and red cabbage slaw for a tasty Mexican-inspired meal.
Carne Asada Sandwich
Thinly sliced strips of spicy citrus-marinated beef tri-tip steak are piled into hoagie buns and smothered with a homemade chipotle mayonnaise, melted cheese, fresh avocado, and cherry tomatoes to create these incredibly tasty 5 star Mexican-inspired sandwiches.
Authentic Baja-Mexican Street Tacos (Carne Asada)
With this recipe, Wendy H has recreated the skirt steak tacos sold by the taqueria street vendors that she loves so much. "This recipe tastes exactly how I remember them," she says. "Muy bueno! Top with some freshly squeezed lime juice and spicy salsa if you like."
Grilled Honey Chili Flap Steak
"Flap meat, also called 'ranchera' or 'carne asada' meat, is a cheap and flavorful cut that is a staple in Mexican cooking" explains recipe creator Bryce Gifford. Serve in tortillas with onion, lime juice, and queso fresco cheese.
Carne Asada Tacos
Seasoned strips of beef sirloin are marinated in lime juice with crushed red pepper, then quickly seared and served in corn tortillas with a spicy tomatillo mixture, avocado, and fresh cilantro. You can use New York steak or filet mignon if you prefer.
Best Ever Carne Asada Marinade
"I've tried many carne asada recipes through the years, and this one outshines them all," says recipe creator Toni Ast. "The flavors are the most flavorful and authentic and the meat is pull-apart tender. I suggest marinating overnight for best results."
Carne Asada French Fries
French fries are smothered in a combination of grilled marinated beef and Mexican queso cheese. "Loaded fries don't get much better than this!" says recipe creator Soup Loving Nicole. Garnish the fries with thinly sliced onion and freshly chopped cilantro.
Tacos de Carne Asada
Flank steak is marinated in lime and orange juice with vinegar, minced jalapeno, and garlic. Grill the beef until charred on the outside, then slice against the grain into thin strips. Serve with soft flour tortilla shells, lettuce, pico de gallo, and guacamole for a crowd-pleasing meal.