When the clock is ticking, and you crave a scrumptious dinner, look no further than our Carne Asada Tacos! Seasoned with our sensational Fiesta Rub, these tacos offer a delightful blend of flavors that the entire family will adore. Whether you opt for flap steak, flank steak, or skirt steak, you’re in for a treat. This quick and straightforward recipe brings you juicy, tender, and budget-friendly carne asada tacos that will leave you craving for more.
Carne Asada Tacos:
Carne asada presents a swift and mouthwatering route to your taco paradise. I chose flap steak for this recipe, but feel free to use flank steak or skirt steak—each delivering a wonderful taste. Flap steak, cut into thin slices of about 1/2″ to 1″ thickness, cooks up rapidly on the grill, offering a delectable meaty experience.
The beauty of flap steak lies in its affordability and ample beefy flavor. Often underrated at the store, you can secure flap steak at a fantastic deal, making it an excellent option for a budget-friendly yet utterly delicious dinner.
Once you achieve a well-seasoned flap steak and grill it hot and fast, you’ll relish its juicy and tender texture. Combined with tortilla shells, you’re in for an unparalleled beefy delight.
Seasoning for Carne Asada Tacos:
The key to delectable carne asada tacos lies in seasoning the steak to perfection. We offer two seasoning options, depending on your time constraints:
- Marinade: For an exceptionally flavorful steak, season it with our Fiesta Rub and fresh lime juice, then marinate it in a zip-top bag in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
- Season and Go: If you need a speedy dinner, skip the marinade and season the steak with avocado oil and Fiesta Rub, then grill right away. During grilling, add a splash of fresh lime juice for a zesty kick.
Both techniques yield fantastic results, so experiment with both to find your favorite. Additionally, you can adjust the marinade time to achieve the ideal seasoning balance.
How to Make Carne Asada Tacos:
Prepare to be amazed by how easy and quick it is to make these irresistible carne asada tacos:
1. Season: Drizzle avocado oil on all sides of the steak and generously season it with Fiesta Rub. Within a minute, your meat is ready for the grill.
2. Marinade (Optional): If you prefer extra time for the flavors to infuse, place the seasoned steak with fresh lime juice in a zip-top bag and let it marinate for a few hours.
3. Grill: Preheat your grill to 450-500 degrees F for direct, high-heat grilling. Cook the steak for 2-3 minutes per side until it reaches an internal temperature of 130-135 degrees F (for medium-rare).
4. Chop and Rest: Remove the steak from the grill and rest it for 10 minutes. Chop the steak into bite-sized pieces.
5. Assemble: Warm the tortillas on the grill for approximately 30 seconds per side. Fill the tortillas with the juicy chopped steak and your favorite toppings (try diced onions, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and optional queso fresco cheese).
Dinner is ready in under 15 minutes (excluding marinating time) – a delightful feast awaits you!
- 2 pounds flap steak
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons Fiesta Rub
- Juice of 2 limes
- 16 street taco shells (flour or corn)
- ½ cup diced white onion
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro
- 2 limes (cut into wedges)
- Optional: queso fresco cheese
Preheat the grill: Preheat your gas or charcoal grill to high heat (450-500 degrees F).
Season the steak: Drizzle avocado oil on all sides of the steak and pat it evenly. Generously season both sides with Fiesta Rub.
Marinade (optional): Squeeze lime juice over the steak and place it in a gallon-sized zip-top bag for at least 2 hours or overnight. If grilling immediately, skip this step.
Grill: Grill the seasoned steak for 2-3 minutes per side. If not marinated, add a splash of lime juice while grilling. Remove the steak when the internal temperature reaches 130-135 degrees F (for medium-rare).
Rest and slice: Rest the steak for 10 minutes. While resting, prepare the taco toppings. Chop the steak into bite-sized pieces.
Assemble the tacos: Warm the tortillas on the grill for approximately 30 seconds per side. Fill the tortillas with the chopped steak and your desired toppings (such as diced onions, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and queso fresco cheese).
Enjoy a delightful fiesta in every bite!