“Easy and flavorful. You will love these tacos! You can use top sirloin, New York, filet mignon or similar cuts of beef.”
“Carne Asada” is simply steak (usually skirt, flank, or flap) that’s been marinated in a mixture of juice, garlic, herbs and spice, then grilled to impart a wonderful charred flavor. Once the meat is cooked, it’s sliced thin and served.
Carne Asada Tacos
Prep Time – 30 min
Cook Time – 45 min
Total Time – 1hr 15 min
1 1/2 pounds boneless beef top sirloin, cut into thin bite-size slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
crushed red pepper to taste
1 (10.5 ounces) can beef broth
12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado – peeled, pitted and sliced
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
- Place sliced meat into a shallow bowl, and season with salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper. Squeeze the lime juice over the meat, and turn until evenly coated. Cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- In a blender or food processor, combine tomatillo and jalapeno. Puree for 15 to 20 seconds, or until thick. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Carefully pour in tomatillo mixture. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Stir in beef broth. Reduce heat, and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes, or until mixture coats a spoon. Transfer mixture to a serving dish.
- Heat tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Stir in 1/3 of the beef, and saute for 1 minute. Transfer to serving dish. Repeat with remaining beef. Meanwhile, heat tortillas in the oven or microwave, according to package instructions.
Per Serving: 472 calories; 22.8 g fat; 40.1 g carbohydrates; 30.4 g protein; 69mg cholesterol; 873 mg sodium.