Carne Asada Tacos

piątek, 24 stycznia 2014

Carne Asada Tacos

Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs flank steaks or 2 lbs round steaks
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons finely ground Mexican oregano (optional)

Directions

  • 1 Marinate meat, then prepare garnish ingredients and salsa before grilling meat.
  • 2 Plan to have tortillas warmed as you are ready to serve meat.
  • 3 For Carne asada: Marinate the thin steaks in lime juice in a shallow glass dish.
  • 4 Let set for 1 minutes, then add garlic, crushed red chile, black pepper, and Mexican oregano (if desired).
  • 5 Marinate in refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, but longer is better.
  • 6 When grill is red hot, grill steaks on each side for 1-2 minutes.
  • 7 Meat is thin and cooks quickly.
  • 8 Sprinkle meat with coarse salt as it cooks.
  • 9 Let meat cool a couple of minutes, then cut into thin strips against the grain.
  • 10 Serve immediately with warmed tortillas, salsa and garnishes.
  • 11 Salsa: combine all ingredients and season to taste.
  • 12 You should have about 1 1/4 cups.

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