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Carne Asada Tacos

2 Hrs, 10 Mins


Carne Asada:

1 1/2 Pounds Flank Steak

1/3 Cup Olive Oil

3 Limes, juiced

1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped

4 Garlic Cloves, minced

1 Teaspoon Cumin Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Chili Powder

  Salt and Pepper, to taste


2 Avocados

3 Tablespoons Cotija Cheese

1/3 Cup White Onion, finely diced

1 Jalapeno, diced

1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro, chopped

3 Martin’s Sandwich Potato Rolls

  Lime wedges, for serving

Serves: 2-3


Step 1

Whisk all of the marinade ingredients together in a small bowl. Place the steak in a zippered bag and pour the marinade on top. Ensure steak is well coated, seal bag, and marinate for 1-4 hours.

Step 2

Heat a grill on medium-high heat. Add the marinated steak and cook for approximately 7-9 minutes on each side, or until desired level of doneness. Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for another 5 minutes.

Step 3

Using a sharp knife, slice the carne asada at an angle against the grain, then chop it into small pieces.

Step 4

Separate the top and bottom rolls and roll flat using a rolling pin. These will be your “tortillas” for the tacos. (Alternately, if you prefer tostadas, you can lightly grill the flattened rolls and serve flat with toppings.)

Step 5

Mash the avocado with a fork, then spread a large spoonful onto each flattened roll “tortilla.”

Step 6

Add chopped carne asada, a pinch of cotija cheese, diced white onion, diced jalapeno, and fresh cilantro.

Step 7

Serve 2-3 tacos per person, with lime wedges on the side.

See also companion recipes:

Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos

Sweet and Spicy Pork Carnitas Tacos


Recipe adapted from