Tacos de Carne Asada


A sure crowd pleaser of flavorful steak with a southwestern twist! Serve with soft flour tortilla shells, lettuce, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
8 servings


  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 2 limes, juiced

  • 1 orange, juiced

  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

  • 2 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Combine jalapeno, garlic, kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon black pepper in a mortar. Grind into a paste.

  2. Pour lime juice, orange juice, and vinegar into a glass bottle or lidded container; add garlic mixture and shake well. Place steak in a shallow bowl and pour marinade over. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until steak absorbs flavors, 4 to 6 hours.

  3. Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

  4. Remove steak from the marinade and place on a cutting board. Season with salt and pepper and slice against the grain into thin strips.

  5. Grill until slightly charred and light pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

You can marinate for as little as 1 hour but do not marinate for more than 8 hours or the meat gets mushy.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
22g Fat
3g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 295mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 13mg 1%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 203mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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