Authentic Carne Asada Street Tacos

Serves: 6

Street Tacos are all about the meat. Here is my favorite recipe. Carne Asada is steak - however, feel free to substitute chicken or pork in this delicious recipe.

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3 pounds skirt beef steaks (you can use Flank steak, but cut it up first)
3 to 4 cups orange juice, enough to cover meat
juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon ground cumin
5 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 large white onion
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
12 white corn tortillas


Put marinade in a large freezer bag, along with the meat and get enough air out of the bag so the meat is completely in the marinade.

Now, so far as time, I’ve sometimes only marinated the meat for a few hours. Mostly though, I like to let it sit in the refrigerator for two days. I’ve read that the citric acids break down the meat, and it does seem to be more tender the longer you let it sit.

There is nothing more than white onion and cilantro. Dice up a whole onion and mix in ¼ cup of chopped cilantro.


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