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Soft Beef Tacos (Carne Asada)

Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 2 lbs flank or skirt steak chopped into small pieces
  • 1 onion yellow or white, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • 1 cup cheese grated
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil


  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pieces lime juiced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce


  • 1 onion yellow or white, halved
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 pieces large tomatoes quartered
  • 2 pieces Jalapeno peppers
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine all the marinade ingredients in a large mixing bowl then mix together.
  • Put-in the chopped steak and mix with the marinade. Marinate for at least 3 hours.
  • Make the salsa.Grill the salsa ingredients until the color turns light to medium brown.Remove the ingredients from the grill and set aside until the temperature goes down.Liquefy the salsa ingredients using a blender or food processor then set aside.
  • Combine chopped cilantro, lime juice and sliced onion in a bowl then mix. Set aside. This will be the topping.
  • Heat a skillet or frying pan then pour-in 4 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Put-in the marinated steak and fry until color turns brown while the texture remains tender. Note: While doing this process, the juices and marinade absorbed by the steak may come out. This is normal; all you need to do is to wait until the liquids evaporate. Stir once in a while until the liquid is gone and the steaks are fried.
  • Turn off heat and transfer the cooked steak in a plate.
  • Wrap the tortillas in paper towel and microwave for a minute.
  • Place the tortillas in a plate then arrange the cooked steak over it.
  • Top with the mixture of cilantro, onion, and lime juice. Spoon-in some salsa and sprinkle your favorite cheese.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 6g