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Carne Asada Tacos

If you haven’t been over to visit Pam at For the love of cooking you are seriously missing out. She makes the most delicious food…especially Mexican inspired food. I have made these Carne Asada Tacos before, and I surprised my husband with them again over the weekend. He loves his steak so this meal definitely put a smile on his face.

What I love about cooking Mexican is all the fresh ingredients. You don’t find fresh Mexican like this out in restaurants often, at least I don’t. A meal like this is really easy to put together at home, and you can feel good about it too. Even my son enjoyed his little taco…I felt really good about that!

Carne Asada Tacos
Recipe from
For the love of cooking


1 1/2 – 2 lbs of flank steak
1/3 cup vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1-2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp onion powder (I substitued chives since I was out of onion powder)
1 1/2 tsp oregano
2 limes, juiced
4-5 cloves garlic minced

In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients with flank steak and mix really well. Let marinate for at least 6 hours – overnight if you can.

Grill steak until desired degree of doneness. LET SIT FOR AT LEAST 5-10 MINUTES! Once the meat has cooled, slice ACROSS grain into small chunks.

Serve your tacos on corn tortillas with guacamole, Quick Salsa (see recipe below), Pam’s Onion, Cilantro and Lime Juice Relish and your favorite Mexican cheese!

Quick Salsa
Recipe from Aggie’s Kitchen

1 can of diced tomatoes (Mexican or Fire Roasted), drained
1/2 small red onion, chunked
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and deveined, chunked
2 garlic cloves
1 lime, juiced
small bunch of cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper, to taste

Throw all of the ingredients in food processor and pulse to desired consistency.


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30 Responses to “Carne Asada Tacos”

  1. Erica posted May 4, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    What a perfect post for cinco de mayo! I love FRESH, healthier mexican food. I will def be checking out Pam’s blog! Thanks Aggie. Good look with the blog issues- technology can be a pain in the behind.

  2. Barbara Bakes posted May 4, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Carne Asada tacos are on my menu for Cinco De Mayo. Yours looks delicious!

  3. Pam posted May 4, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    I am so glad you liked it! Your pictures look really good and your salsa gounds great – using fire roasted tomatoes is a tasty idea. Thanks for the shout out and links.

  4. Mary posted May 4, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    What a perfect meal for Cinco de Mayo! I wish I could help you with your blog issues, but I only know enough to be dangerous.

  5. Patsyk posted May 4, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Great dinner! I’m going to do steak fajitas/tacos tonight! YUM!

  6. Maria posted May 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Looking good! I love fresh Mex. I am going to buy my hubs a grill for his b-day, it is on Saturday! We will have to have a Mexican feast! I hope you get your issues fixed and soon!!

  7. Katherine Aucoin posted May 4, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Wow Aggie this looks sensational!
    I wish I could help you with your blog, but I am about as dumb as they come with html.

  8. Bob posted May 4, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Oh wow, those look amazing! Love the flank steak shot. 🙂

  9. Megan posted May 4, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    This looks sooo good! I’m excited because it doesn’t look too difficult and all the ingredients are things my non-foodie boyfriend will eat (besides the salsa — more for me!). This will help get me away from using preseasoned taco mix!

    I’m not very good with HTML either. :o( I just know the little I’ve picked up from doing my own blog.

  10. Dawn posted May 4, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I keep telling Pam she needs to seriously open up a little Mexican food joint. She would do a killer business!
    If I want to make anything Mexican I go to Pam.
    Looks good Aggie!

  11. Kathy - Cooking On the Side posted May 4, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Mmmm…that marinade sounds amazing. I love Pam’s blog too!

  12. melissa posted May 4, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Another resounding “I love Pam!” over here. She’s awesome. A almost consider her more than a blog, she’s a resource. Someone whose page I would actually go to on its own to search for dinner ideas.

    I’ve wanted to do these tacos for a while now. Thanks for posting about them – your version looks just wonderful.

  13. Kerstin posted May 4, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Looks amazing! I love Pam’s blog too! I’ve never cooked flank steak before (my list of new things to cook just keeps growing!), and this recipe looks like a great way to try it for the first time!

  14. Leslie posted May 4, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    I would love these little tacos!

  15. Paula posted May 5, 2009 at 12:50 am

    So glad to see a post from you today! Your carne asada tacos look terrific. Like your husband, my hubby would love this for dinner. I’ve not made flank steak before. Your photos are inspiring me to try it! Love it! YUM!

    PS: Hope the blog gremlin leaves your computer soon! I need to get my daily Aggie fix!

  16. Girl Japan posted May 5, 2009 at 1:08 am

    The photos are stunning Aggie. I like the contrast in the photo of the onion and chives?

    I agree what a perfect dish for Cinco de Mayo.

    = )

  17. Jessie posted May 5, 2009 at 1:48 am

    your photos are making me hungry for tomorrow! I am a huge fan of Pam as well and I’m always inspired by her recipes.

    Don’t worry about your blog, I think it looks great! it’s simple and clean cut 🙂

  18. Christie @ Fig & Cherry posted May 5, 2009 at 1:49 am

    So fresh and delicious! I’m a fan of corn on the cob too – yummy.

  19. Jason's BBQ Adventures posted May 5, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Amazing looking tacos!

  20. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen posted May 5, 2009 at 4:21 am

    I am dying for some Mexican food right now Aggie! Thanks! 😉 🙂

  21. Design Tutorials posted May 5, 2009 at 4:38 am

    I am having technical difficulties with my blog template which is why things are looking a little different around here.

  22. recipes2share posted May 5, 2009 at 5:45 am

    looks delicious and great photographs – For the Love of Cooking is great, I agree with your sentiments!

  23. Bridgett posted May 5, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    So yummy!

  24. Gabi posted May 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Vibrant colors and pure freshness! Just in time for 5/5!!!

    Lovely blog!!!

    Gabi @ Mamaliga.

  25. Debbie posted May 5, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Great dish for Cinco de Mayo….I love Mexican food too. So delicious!

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