Beef Tacos (Tacos de Carne Asada)

The Ultimate Recipe to Enjoy Authentic Mexican Cuisine at Home

Beef Tacos (Tacos de Carne Asada)
Beef Tacos (Tacos de Carne Asada)
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From New York to Tokyo, Sydney to Johannesburg, one food has stamped its flavorsome footprint universally—Beef Tacos. A culinary delight, tacos have transcended borders and cultures, carving a place in the hearts and plates of food lovers across the globe. The crispy crunch of the shell, the explosion of flavors from the fillings, and the tangy zap of salsa; it’s no surprise that tacos have become a worldwide sensation.

However, not all tacos are created equal, and it is in the heart of Mexico that we find the crème de la crème of this delectable dish—Tacos de Carne Asada. Traditionally prepared, Carne Asada is tender flank steak, marinated and cooked to perfection. Packed inside warm corn tortillas, it’s a melody of textures and flavors that make every bite a memorable experience. This is the kind of taco that your local food truck might dream of recreating, but few outside the realm of authentic Mexican cuisine ever truly master.

So, what sets our Tacos de Carne Asada recipe apart? The secret lies in the juicy, marinated, and expertly grilled flank steak. The meat marinates in a vibrant blend of pickled jalapenos, with accompanying carrots and onions from the jar, infusing it with tangy, spicy flavors. This marination, followed by grilling, lends the steak a level of juiciness and a depth of flavor that are simply incomparable. Not to mention, it is then nestled into warm corn tortillas and topped with a drizzle of fiery salsa de arbol, creating a taco that is the epitome of authenticity and flavor. Prepare your taste buds for a treat; this is not just a recipe, it’s an invitation to explore the heart of Mexican cuisine.

Mike Gonzalez’s Quick and Flavorful Journey into Mexican Cuisine: Beef Tacos

Firstly, let’s delve into the mastermind behind this flavorful dish, Mike Gonzalez. An aficionado of authentic Mexican cuisine, Mike’s passion and expertise shine brightly through each of his recipes. Steeped in traditional cooking methods and ingredients, his culinary creations echo the vibrant spirit and flavors of Mexico. But it’s not just about taste for Mike. Every dish is a testament to his deep appreciation for the culture that birthed these delectable meals. Mike’s Tacos de Carne Asada recipe is no exception; it’s a tribute to his love for Mexican cuisine, transformed into an easy-to-follow guide for home cooks everywhere.

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Transitioning to the recipe itself, Mike’s Beef Tacos is the epitome of simplicity without compromising on flavor. The recipe only requires a minimal prep time of 15 minutes, making it an ideal choice for those wanting to whip up a quick yet hearty meal. Additionally, with a cook time of just 20 minutes, you can have a delicious main dish on the table in just over half an hour. This recipe is designed to serve four people, but it’s so delicious that you might want to consider doubling the quantities if you’re feeding a crowd!

Lastly, we encourage every reader and home cook who tries out this recipe to leave a rating. Your feedback is invaluable and helps others navigate their own culinary journeys. Plus, who doesn’t love a good success story in the kitchen? Share your thoughts, suggest tweaks, or simply rave about how much you loved these mouth-watering Tacos de Carne Asada. Remember, every kitchen triumph is worth celebrating!

Beef Tacos

Beef Tacos: Tacos de Carne Asada

Recipe Author : Mike Gonzalez
Juicy, marinated and grilled Carne Asada Tacos are served in warm corn tortillas with fresh salsa de arbol sauce.

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 230 kcal


  • 1 flank steak trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 cup pickled jalapenos including the carrots and onions that come in the jar
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • ¼ cup white onion coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp salsa de arbol
  • 1 tbsp canola oil plus more, as needed


  • Cover flank steak on one side with the pickled jalapenos, then turn over let sit at room temperature, covered for 1 hour.
    1 flank steak, 1 cup pickled jalapenos
  • Preheat the grill or broiler.
  • Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper and place on a hot grill or under the broiler. Cook the steak for 5 to 6 minutes on each side (for medium rare), and then chop into 1/4-inch pieces.
    salt, black pepper
  • Heat a small saute pan and add 1 tablespoon canola oil. Warm corn tortillas for 30 seconds on each side, adding more oil as necessary. Stack 2 tortillas together, place the meat in the center of the tortillas and top with the onion and cilantro. Drizzle a teaspoon of the salsa de arbol on top of each taco.
    8 corn tortillas, ¼ cup white onion, ¼ cup chopped parsley, 2 tbsp salsa de arbol, 1 tbsp canola oil


Calories: 230kcal
Keyword Beef, Taco
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As we wrap up our journey into this authentic Tacos de Carne Asada recipe, we hope you’re as eager to try it out as we were in sharing it. This recipe is a passport to a Mexican culinary adventure right in the comfort of your home kitchen. Just imagine the enticing aroma of grilled steak wafting through your home, and the joy of biting into a warm, perfectly assembled taco, bursting with flavors. So, go ahead, gather your ingredients and fire up that grill. Your taste buds will thank you!

After you’ve given this recipe a go, we’d love to hear all about your experience. Did you add a twist of your own? Perhaps you’ve found a trick to getting that steak grilled to perfection? Or maybe you’ve come up with a novel way to present these delectable tacos. Whatever your story, we’re excited to hear it. Your tips and experience might just be the secret ingredient another home cook needs to master their own Tacos de Carne Asada.

Lastly, remember to rate the recipe. Your feedback is crucial in helping us and the wider cooking community continuously improve our culinary skills. Whether it’s a thumbs-up for flavor, a shout out for simplicity, or suggestions for tweaks, your input contributes to refining this recipe for everyone. So, let’s keep the cycle of sharing alive – try, rate, and pass on the love for these incredible Tacos de Carne Asada!

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