Carne asada tacos feature tender grilled skirt or flank steak in the BEST carne asada marinade. Serve them alongside a plethora of your favorite taco toppings and spice up taco night!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinating Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 35 minutes
Prep time contains 4 hours of inactive time (letting the meat marinate).
I used cracked black peppercorns (vs. ground) for a bold flavor. To "crack them", I placed 1 tsp of whole peppercorns on a paper towel and folded the paper towel over a few times to completely enclose them. Then I hit the packet with a meat tenderizer until the peppercorns were 'cracked'. You can also wrap them in aluminum foil and carefully hit them with the flat side of a kitchen knife.
Marinades with acidic elements like this one (citrus juice, vinegar) are prone to messing with the texture of meat if it's left marinating for too long - think all-day or overnight. I suggest sticking to around 4-8 hours to prevent the steak becoming mushy.
Nutritional info is an estimated based upon one-sixth of the steak, 2 taco-sized tortillas, 1 tbsp cheese, and 1 tbsp guacamole per serving. Since recipes that include a marinade are hard to calculate nutrition for, I've included one-quarter of the marinade ingredients into the nutritional calculation as an estimate. For the most accurate nutritional info, I recommend calculating for yourself with all the toppings you use as there's a lot of wiggle room!