Carne Asada Tacos


Easy and flavorful. You will love these tacos! You can use top sirloin, New York, filet mignon or similar cuts of beef.

close up view of a Carne Asada Taco garnished with fresh herbs on a yellow plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds boneless beef top sirloin, cut into thin bite-size slices

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • crushed red pepper to taste

  • 1 lime

  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomatillos

  • 2 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded

  • 4 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth

  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • ½ large onion, chopped

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 lemon


  1. Place sliced meat into a shallow bowl, and season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Squeeze the lime juice over the meat, and turn until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. In a blender or food processor, combine tomatillo and jalapeno. Puree for 15 to 20 seconds, or until thick. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Carefully pour in tomatillo mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Stir in beef broth. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until mixture coats a spoon. Transfer mixture to a serving dish.

  3. Heat tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Stir in 1/3 of the beef, and saute for 1 minute. Transfer to serving dish. Repeat with remaining beef. Meanwhile, heat tortillas in the oven or microwave, according to package instructions.

  4. To serve, place two tortillas on top of each other. Add desired amount of meat, spoon over some tomatillo mixture. Top with onions, tomatoes, avocado and cilantro. Garnish with a wedge of lemon, to be squeezed over taco before eating.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

472 Calories
23g Fat
40g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 472
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 873mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 32mg 161%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 5mg 29%
Potassium 1128mg 24%

* 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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