There’s More Than One Way To Make Tacos

September 12, 2019
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Carne Asada Tacos

Making delicious carne asada tacos at home is easy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword carne asada, tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author S.M. Lees


  • 1 lb ball tip sirloin
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup white onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped


  • 4 avocados
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Red Sauce

  • 1 cup red chili
  • 4 stewed tomatilloes plus 2 cups stewing liquid
  • 1 stewed tomato plus 1/2 cup stewing liquid
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup salt


  1. To make the guacamole, add the avocados, serrano peppers, cilantro, garlic, salt, and a bit of water to a blender. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to thin it down. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

  2. To make the red sauce, add the dried chilies, stewed tomatillos in 2 cups of their stewing liquid, stewed tomato in ½ cup of its stewing liquid, garlic, and bit of salt in a blender. Blend until everything is well incorporated, adding more salt to taste.

  3. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt into 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning and rub the seasoning onto both sides of the steak.

  4. Cut the steak into thin strips, then cut into small pieces.

  5. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large griddle or cast iron pan over high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the steak and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the steak has browned on all sides. Move to the side of the griddle to keep warm.

  6. Reduce the heat to medium/medium-high and add a bit more oil to the griddle. Place the tortillas on the griddle and top with a generous amount of cheese. On half of the tortillas, add some of the cooked steak, diced onion, cilantro, red sauce, and guacamole.

  7. Place the other tortilla (cheese-side down) on top of the fillings. Serve.


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