Tacos Asada (Steak Tacos)
Perfect anytime of year, these steak tacos are easy to prepare and are ideal for entertaining.
Turn your night into a fiesta and serve along side guacamole, tortilla chips and Margaritas!
2lbs Flank or Skirt Steak
Corn Tortillas or Flour Tortilla
Queso Fresco, Panela or other crumbing Mexican cheese
Pico de Gallo or Salsa
Slices of Lime
5 Cloves garlic, minced
1Cup fresh cilantro leaves and stems, chopped finely
1 Jalapeño or serrano, seeded and minced (Use 1/2 for less heat)
2 Freshly squeezed limes
1 Freshly squeezed orange
1-2 Tablespoon Tequila or Mexican Beer (optional)
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 Cup olive oil
1 Teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1– In a food processesor or blender, mix all marinade ingredients. Blend until smooth.
2 – Place the steak in a glass or nonreactive baking dish and pour the marinade over the steak. Cover and marinate for 2-8 hours or overnight.
3 – For best results preheat an oudoor grill. The oven broiler or a cast iron skillet can also be used. Place steaks on grill, season again with salt and pepper. Cook approximately 4-6 minutes per side.
4 – It is best to take steak off the grill just slightly under your preferred temperature. It will continue to cook while resting. Let it rest a few minutes tented loosely with aluminum foil. Once ready, slice steak into slices about 1/8-1/4 inch thick against the grain.
5 – While steak is cooking, warm tortillas for about 30 seconds on each side in a skillet or on the grill. Stack the tortillas and move to the side or wrap in foil to keep warm.
6 – To assemble tacos add slices of steak, chopped onions, cilantro, pico de gallo and cheese to each tortilla. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lime and a dash of your favorite hot sauce.
7– As they say in Mexico, Buen Provecho! (Enjoy!)