Carne Asada Tacos

Homemade Carne Asada tacos
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The perfect carne asada is charred, spicy, juicy and cooked medium-rare. This meat is perfect for tacos or the ultimate nacho grande. Skirt steak or flank steak are the best choices. I tend to lean towards skirt steak because it can be more tender and flavorful.

One thing I love about carne asadas is the ability to marinate them overnight and cook them for dinner the next day. This really makes them a perfect weekday meal.

Some of my favorite toppings include guacamole, pickled red onions, pickled radishes, tomatoes, jalapenos, tomatoes, salsa etc.

Carne Asada Tacos

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 10 mins Rest Time 5 mins Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 4
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Charred, spicy and juicy skirt steak that is perfect for tacos or nachos.



  1. Marinate the Steak

    Mix together the oil, citrus juice and spices. In a bowl add the steak and pour over the marinade. Cut the citrus and add to to marinade. Cover and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 

  2. Cook the Carne Asada

    Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil and place in the steak. Sear each end for 2-4 minutes. Depending how thick your steak is the time could vary. You want both sides to be seared with a medium-rare inside. 

    Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting. 

    Serve with your favorite taco toppings. 

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