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Tacos Carne Asada

Active time:45 minutes

Start To Finish:2 hours, 10 minutes

Difficulty:

Yield: 4 servings

Source: Tyler Florence

Summer, Family Favorites, Casual
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Ingredients:

2 lb. flank or skirt steak
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeño, minced
1 large handful cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
juice of 2 limes
juice of 1 orange
2 Tbs. white vinegar
½ cup olive oil
16 7-inch corn or flour tortillas, if serving as tacos
Your favorite taco toppings—chopped tomatoes, Jack cheese, lettuce, Pico de Gallo, sour cream, onions, etc.

Directions:

Carne asada is thinly sliced beef that is often served in tacos or burritos. This recipe for flank steak is delicious served in a warm tortilla with your favorite garnishes!

To make the marinade: 

Mash the garlic, jalapeño, cilantro, salt and pepper to form a paste using a mortar and pestle or bowl. Transfer the paste to a medium-sized tupperware container, then add the lime juice, orange juice, olive oil, and vinegar. Shake vigorously!

Place the flank steak in a large baking dish and coat with the marinade. Wrap the container tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1-8 hours. Do not marinate overnight as the meat will begin to break down into an unpleasant consistency. 

To grill the steak:

Preheat your grill, or grill pan over a medium-high flame. You could also use a broiler if desired. Brush your grill grates or pan with a small amount of oil to prevent sticking. 

Add additional salt and pepper to the marinated steak. Grill, or broil, the steak for 7-10 minutes on each side turning just once until medium rare. Place the steak on a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Cut the steak in thin slices, against the grain, at a diagonal. 

Warm your tortillas, add your garnishes, and serve! 

Notes:

Try this meal with a Marvelous Mojito!

Marcella would never eat this meal.  In fact, Marcella would never be in the same room as this meal.  The culprit?  Cilantro.  If you are a fellow cilantro hater, substitute Italian parsley.  You can still have the Mojito. 

Specialty Equipment:

mortar & pestle



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