Carne Asada Street Tacos

Lei B.: "delicious! marinated it for two days instead." Read More


  • 1 pound skirt steak (or flank)
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 3 lime (juiced, if your limes aren't particularly juicy, add another one)
  • 1 orange (juiced)
  • 1/4 cup oil (I used olive oil)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 jalapeno chilies (finely chopped, remove vien and seeds if you don't want it too spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder (I like chipotle chili powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper (several grinds of fresh)
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro fresh (about a large handful)
  • chopped cilantro
  • white onion (diced, grilled onions would be yummy too!)
  • lime wedges
  • avocado (slices)
  • pico de gallo
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium6% DV140mg
    Fat14% DV9g
    Protein20% DV10g
    Carbs6% DV19g
    Fiber16% DV4g
    Calories190Calories from Fat80
    Total Fat9g14%
    Saturated Fat1.5g8%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat80
    Total Carbohydrate19g6%
    Dietary Fiber4g16%
    Vitamin A6%
    Vitamin C40%

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


    Lei B. 2 months ago
    delicious! marinated it for two days instead.
    Koko 4 months ago
    Fabulous! I used tenderized sirloin steaks and cut it super thin, and omitted the jalapeño, marinated for 8 hours and grilled it, not to long just enough to get nice grill marks, served with just cilantro and onion with limes, delicious we didn’t have any leftovers, will make again!
    George 5 months ago
    I lived in the border states for over thirty years and go to Mexico frequently. Tried this recipe in the hope I could experience the same flavors I’m used to but this recipe wasn’t even close. I followed the recipe exactly and did cook the meat on the outside grill but the mariachis sure weren’t playing when we ate it. Disappointed!
    Anne 5 months ago
    Turned out so amazing!
    Melissa P. 5 months ago
    Amazing steak tacos! So much flavor
    ek e. 5 months ago
    Excellent..marinated overnight. Would add red pepper flakes next time
    Hansen 5 months ago
    It was a hit with the whole family!
    Valerie W. 6 months ago
    Delicious! I make it all the time!
    Lane 7 months ago
    This was pretty good, but I didn’t think the beef had much flavor. I only marinaded it for 4 hours though. Next time I will tenderize the meat first and marinate the beef longer.
    Jake 9 months ago
    Fantastic tacos. Made green salsa to accompany
    Evan Wallach a year ago
    Amazing, a little bit of prep work but well worth it for delicious tacos
    Bianca W. a year ago
    amazing!!! thats all!!! short and sweet
    Mintz a year ago
    My husband had just come home from being In California for a month and he raved about the street tacos over there. I was determined to duplicate them when he got home. He said these were just as good!! We did ours with chicken and they were AMAZING!!! This may become a weekly meal!!
    Laurie M. a year ago
    Great recipe! Fast and easy
    Anne O. a year ago
    Delicious. Added a bit more salt to the steak, but I'm a salt-lover. Recommend corn tortillas over flour, grilling or pain frying (just with a bit of spray oil or butter), and using two tortillas per taco to hold the ingredients without everything falling apart. My kids also use the waffle maker to make quesadillas out of the filling: - One flour tortilla, butter one side, place buttered side down on waffle maker - Layer of cheese - Layer of carne asada + garnishes - Layer of cheese - Second flour tortilla, butter on one side, butter side up - Close waffle maker, cook for 2-5m, depending on how hot your waffle maker is * Note * butter on tortillas should be pretty light, otherwise they get a little soggy instead of crisping up. It's possible you might not even want to butter the tortillas - depending on how easily things stick to your waffle iron. Obviously, you could also make these quesadillas in a skillet and just flip them to get both sides.
    Ruth K. a year ago
    Used a reduced version and mixed in ground beef (1 juiced lime, one half the spices and herbs, 2 minced cloves of garlic). Very flavorful!
    Ricky Carter a year ago
    Fabulous! I made this with Morning Stars vegetarian beef strips! I’ll make this again. I had it with some yellow rice, tortilla chips and homemade salsa!
    Timothy E. J. a year ago
    Not as good as real street tacos, but still delicious.
    Sterling Kern 2 years ago
    It delicious and perfectly seasoned
    Craig 2 years ago
    Very good...good for lunch or dinner..
    Hello 2 years ago
    Awesome, very tasty!
    Kelsey 2 years ago
    Delicious marinade, would definitely make again
    seancarrie 2 years ago
    so good even my picky son liked them
    Cameron 2 years ago
    Good recipe. I prepared this for 10 people and it was quite the hit. I'm a beginner and it was a simple, solid meal. I would recommend the marinade as a cook and as a taco fanatic.
    Gillian Reinhardt 3 years ago
    This was killer!!!! I prepared the marinade in the morning and let us sit all day! Even my 6 year old loved it!
    Brenda Molina 3 years ago
    So easy to prep and cook and it turned out delicious and tender! i marinated for about 30 mins and it was still tender.
    Ken Jacobsen 3 years ago
    turned out well. I only marinated the steak (sliced thin) for about an hour and it still had a plenty of flavor.
    Nicole W. 3 years ago
    Amazing! So easy, and just a 30 minute marinade on some cheap round steak...added this recipe to favorites!
    Derek K. 3 years ago
    The marinade is amazing and so easy to make. I prefer to use a filet instead of flank so it's not so chewy.
    K.s.s. 4 years ago
    These are great. You can even use this marinade for just the steak and serve as is. Would definitely make again.