Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish and make sure the tortillas a gluten-free.


"Tacos are like what the voices of a hundred angels singing Bob Dylan while sitting on rainbows and playing banjos would taste like if that sound were edible." -Isabel Quintero, Author

The refrigerator light goes on...

There are so many great variations on how to fill the humble corn tortilla but this is a classic. The marinade is so easy to make and the result is at once umami, sweet, tart, and a bit salty. It hits all the right notes.

You can dress it simply with the lettuce and tomatoes, but sautéing some julienned peppers along with the Carne Asada would be a great addition.

Reducing the marinade really makes this recipe rich and delicious. You can add the salsa of your choice, but you may not need to since there's so much flavor. These tacos are also great topped with fresh cilantro.



Carne Asada Tacos

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 3 tacos

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes | Chilling time: >2 hours (overnight is best)

This recipe can be multiplied and the cooked beef makes great leftovers, hot or cold.

Carne Asada Tacos


Place the olive oil, soy sauce, lime juice, vinegar, honey, pepper, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in a blender or mini chopper and process until smooth.

Place the marinade into a container (a ziplock bag works great!) and add the strips of flank steak.

Toss well to coat the meat with the marinade.

Marinate at least two hours (preferably overnight).

When ready to serve, place a pan over high heat.

When the pan is hot, add the strips of beef and the marinade to the pan.

Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes. Toss well to brown on all sides.

Adjust the heat, if needed, to keep the meat from burning.

When the meat is done, remove the meat to a warm plate.

Continue to cook the marinade over medium high heat, stirring frequently, and reduce to about 1/3 cup.

While the sauce is reducing, place the lettuce in the corn tortillas.

Divide the meat evenly between the corn tortillas.

Top with the reduced marinade, avocado, and tomato.


Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 3 tacos

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 554  
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 23g 30%
  Saturated Fat 5g 26%
  Monounsaturated Fat 12g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 77mg 26%
Sodium 407mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 21%
    Dietary Fiber 11g 37%
    Sugars 10g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 17% Iron 18%
Vitamin K 80mcg Potassium 1029mg
Magnesium 115mg