Wildly savory, punchy, and bold, Marinated + Grilled Carne Asada Tacos are a must-have in your rotation. Marinate flank steak for 4 hours before grilling and enjoy it in tacos, salads, bowls, or straight from the cutting board because it’s just that good. Carne asada simply translates to “grilled meat” and the ingredients vary from household to household. I’m half Mexican and I joke that this recipe is too - it’s by no means authentic to any one region but it’s so flavorful and full of familiar Mexican flavors. No grill? No problem. I’m breaking down how to sear this up in a cast iron skillet or grill pan as well.
The marinade comes together with simple ingredients that yield a shocking amount of flavor. Orange and lime juice add freshness and acidity, while canned chipotle peppers in adobo add a sweet, smokey, saucy note. Simple spices and aromatics do a lot of the heavy lifting with the help of two umami-rich ingredients: soy sauce and worcestershire.
A few pro tips before cookin’: pull steak from the fridge about 30 minutes before grilling, and pat it super dry with paper towels for a great sear. If you plan to marinate any longer than 4 hours, halve the amount of soy and worcestershire. As always, check the Riffs section at the bottom of the recipe for simple ingredient swaps.
Marinated + Grilled Carne Asada Tacos are a must-have in your rotation. Marinate flank steak for 4 hours. Enjoy in tacos, salads, bowls, or straight from the cutting board because it’s just that good. Serves 4-6 people.
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