Carne Asada

A platter of carne asada fajitas topped with a skewer of shrimp and corn salsa fresca and served over vegetable with beans and tortillas
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    45 min

Carne Asada is a Mexican recipe for marinated, grilled beef served in tortillas. This is not your run of the mill taco. This is a flavorful and delicious meal that is great for any occasion.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pounds/900 g skirt steak
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL tequila
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL lime juice
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL orange juice
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt
  • 1 cup/240 mL salsa
  • 1 cup/240 mL guacamole
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL Tabasco

How to Make It

Mix juices, garlic, onion, tequila, Tabasco, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Add meat and marinate both sides. Cover and refrigerate, turning meat over occasionally. Let steak marinade for 6 to 8 hours. Preheat grill. Place a few drops of water on each tortilla, stack, and wrap in aluminum foil. Place on grill. Remove meat from marinade, reserving marinade. Place on grill. Turn steak and tortillas once during cooking. Brush steak with remaining marinade. Cook to your liking (12 to 15 minutes for medium-rare). Cut into thin slices. Place a few slices of steak on each tortilla with salsa and guacamole and serve.