Steak Street Tacos

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5 from 7 votes
Steak Street Tacos take two amazing things, grilled steak and Mexican food and combine them into one AMAZING dish! Bursting with flavor and so tender.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 day
Total: 1 day 28 minutes
Steak Street tacos on a white plate with lime wedges.

Steak Street Tacos take two amazing things, grilled steak and Mexican food, and combine them into one AMAZING dish! Bursting with flavor and so tender.

Steak Street tacos on a white plate with lime wedges.

These Steak Street Tacos or Carne Asada Tacos starts with grilled and sliced beef, usually skirt or flank steak, with a marinade and some searing to impact a charred flavor on the gill.

This post is sponsored by The Beef Checkoff.  As always, all opinions are my own.

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What We Love About This Carne Asada Street Tacos Recipe

If you have family all like something different, these Carne Asada tacos will become a favorite because it allows each individual to build their own taco the way they like. So everyone is happy and you can all just stop, relax and enjoy. For a few precious minutes.

  • 30 Minute Meal: Only a few minutes to prep and cook but make sure you marinate first, it is truly worth it.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or fridge.
  • Family Friendly: Since everyone can build their own tacos, everyone is happy.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, dairy free, etc…
Sliced steak on a wooden cutting board.

Ingredient Notes

  • Orange Juice: Fresh squeezed or bottled both work.
  • Cilantro: Fresh cilantro minced.
  • Soy Sauce
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Limes: 2 for lime juice or more lime wedges for garnish. Fresh lime juice is best.
  • Garlic: two cloves minced.
  • Jalapeno Pepper: diced.
  • White Vinegar
  • Cumin: One teaspoon ground cumin.
  • Flank Steak or Skirt Steak: These are the vest meat for Carne Asada Tacos
  • Flour Tortillas: or Corn Tortillas if you prefer.
  • Toppings: Salsa, guacamole, tomatoes, red onion,cotija cheese etc.
Steak, fresh cilantro and marinade ingredients.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Recipe for Carne Asada Tacos

These are the basic steps for making Steak Street Tacos. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Skirt Steak on the grill.

STEP 1: MAKE MEXICAN SKIRT STEAK MARINADE

First, in a large zipper bag add the orange juice, cilantro, soy sauce, vegetable oil, garlic, jalapeño, while vinegar and cumin. Smoosh the mixture until it’s combined. Then add flank steak to the bag and smoosh it around until it’s fully coated and lastly, refrigerate for 12-24 hours.

STEP 2: PREHEAT

Once ready to make street tacos, preheat grill to medium high heat. Next, Remove beef from the marinade and place on preheated grill. Discard marinade.

STEP 3: STEAK

Grill the steak for 7-9 minutes on each side or until desired doneness has been reached, then remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

STEP 4:TOAST

Meanwhile, add the tortillas to the grill.Cook tortillas for 1-2 minutes per side or until slightly charred.

STEP 5:SLICE AND ASSEMBLE

Finally, slice flank steak against the grain into thin slices and assemble tacos with your favorite toppings.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS BEST MARINADE FOR CARNE ASADA TACOS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Make the marinade when you have time, marinade the meat a day or two before you need it. Also, prep shredded lettuce and other veggies and keep in airtight containers until ready to build your mexican steak tacos.

HOW TO STORE THIS SAVORY RECIPE

You can store the individual ingredients in the refrigerator in airtight containers or covered with plastic wrap for several days.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Warm the steak on the grill or in a cast iron skillet or grill pan until warmed through. Great for more tacos or salads.

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY DOES THIS RECIPE WORK WITH THESE CHEAPER CUTS OF MEAT?

The acid in the marinade tenderizes the steak, making it great for grilling.  You can learn all about grilling flank steak and other cuts of beef here.

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CUT STEAK?

To slice a steak like skirt, hanger, or flank, cut against the grain a.k.a. the opposite direction of the fibrous muscle. This will help from getting any chewiness.

IS YOUR STEAK TOUGH?

Remember it is important to have a meat thermometer handy to accurately display the doneness of your steak. There are several other things you can do For example:
Always allow your steak to rest. It allows all the flavor and juices to go back into the meat to return to the meat, not in the dish.
Be gentle with your steak, do not poke at it or press it down. you want all the juices and flavor to stay inside the meat, not on the grill plate.
Learn the temperature of your grill. Get an accurate thermometer and test your grill. A few degrees either way can really make a difference.

Steak Street tacos on a white plate with lime wedges.

Expert Tips for Making Tacos Carne Asada Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • End with Fresh: I love to top these tacos with additional fresh herbs, such as Cilantro, Oregano, Parsley or Thyme. Additionally, a squeeze of fresh lime is also great.
  • Don’t Forget the Cheese: Top with your favorite Mexican blend or queso asadero and queso fresco.
  • Make with other Meat: Ground beef, sirloin steak, pork or chicken.
  • Season: Salt, pepper, chili powder to your personal taste.

What to Serve with Steak Street Tacos

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Steak Street tacos on a white plate with lime wedges.
5 from 7 votes

Steak Street Tacos

Yield: 6 tacos
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 day
Total: 1 day 28 minutes
Steak Street Tacos take two amazing things, grilled steak and Mexican food and combine them into one AMAZING dish! Bursting with flavor and so tender.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 pound flank steak or skirt steak
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • Toppings such as Pico de gallo, limes, guacamole, etc.

Instructions

  • In a large zipper bag add the orange juice, cilantro, soy sauce, vegetable oil, garlic, jalapeño, while vinegar and cumin.
  • Smoosh the mixture until it’s combined.
  • Add flank steak to the bag and smoosh it around until it’s fully coated.
  • Refrigerate for 12-24 hours.
  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Remove beef from the marinade and place on preheated grill. Discard marinade.
  • Grill for 7-9 minutes then flip the flank steak.
  • Grill for another 7-9 minutes or until beef is desired temperature.
  • Let steak rest for 5 minutes .
  • While steak is resting add the tortillas to the grill.
  • Grill tortillas for 1-2 minutes per side or until slightly charred.
  • Slice flank steak against the grain into thin slices.
  • To assemble tacos, place 3-4 slices of Carne Asada steak onto tortilla and add your favorite toppings.
  • Repeat with remaining tortillas.

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Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: A great recipe for a crowd.  Simply increase the ingredients proportionately.
  • End with Fresh: I love to top these tacos with additional fresh herbs, such as Cilantro, Oregano, Parsley or Thyme. Additionally, a squeeze of fresh lime is also great.
  • Don’t Forget the Cheese: Top with your favorite Mexican blend or queso asadero and queso fresco.
  • Make with other Meat: Ground beef, sirloin steak, pork or chicken.
  • Season: Salt, pepper, chili powder to your personal taste.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 828mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 4mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carne asada, flank steak, tacos

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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