Grilled Carne Asada Tacos
Everyone loves Mexican tacos and Grilled Carne Asada Tacos are as authentic as they get. Flank steak is marinated in delicious flavors, grilled and sliced thinly and to add a little extra flavor, the tortillas are grilled as well.
Here in Southern California we are blessed with 2 things: year ’round great weather and a heavy Mexican cuisine influence and there is no end to the authentic Mexican food restaurants. Sometimes I don’t always feel like eating out when I’m craving Mexican food and the beauty of that is, it is so easy to get authentic tasting Mexican food at home.
Because of the near idyllic weather, I am usually grilling pretty much year ’round, except for the few days of rain (of which I wish there were more because we have a serious drought).
Grilled Carne Asada Tacos are a popular Mexican street dish. Carne asada is thinly sliced beef, either flank or skirt steak, that is marinated for at least 8 hours and typically grilled to achieve a generous amount of charring.
Which steak is best for fajitas?
I like to use either skirt or flank steak. It depends on what my store has available that day.
How long do you marinate steak fajitas?
The steak should marinade at least 2 hours up to 8 hours. Don’t marinate too long as there is acid in the juices in this marinade and it can make the meat tough.
What spices are in fajita seasoning?
The most common blend is cumin, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper
How long do you cook skirt or flank steak on the grill?
A very hot grill is best and can be ready in 6 to 8 minutes depending on what doneness you prefer. Use a meat thermometer to measure the inner temperature. 115 to 120°F (46 to 49°C) for medium-rare. 125 to 130°F (52 to 54°C) for medium
Resting the meat is a must?
Do not slice into the meat right off the grill. You want to allow it to rest so all the juice don’t run out and stay in the meat.
For an American-style BBQ twist, I made a chipotle bacon BBQ sauce gives the tacos a nice spicy-sweet kick to round out the flavors. So good!
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