Made these for dinner, very tasty. The salsa is quite good; obviously you must make it with good tomatoes. Mine were grape tomatoes packed with sweet flavor. I ended up marinating for 48 hours, and also I used steak already sliced up. Next time I'll try just doing the whole steak, then slicing after broiling, since mine was a bit overdone. Used mild feta since I couldn't find cojita. Yummy!
Carne Asada Tacos
From EatingWell: January/February 2012
These flank-steak soft tacos are so tasty and easy, they should be in everyone’s repertoire. Plus they’re made with fresh corn tortillas (not fried) and topped with a quick homemade salsa made with avocado, tomato, onion and a bright squeeze of lime.
8 Reviews for Carne Asada Tacos
I've never posted a recipe review before online but this one was just so good and easy to make I had to. The combination of the flavors was as good as any of those trendy taco joints.
Marinated the flank steak for about 20hrs and cooked it over a hot grill till my thermapen read 120F in the thickest part and let sit for 5 mins before cutting thin. Though the meat tasted a bit salty by itself, once combined with the salsa, it just popped. The only changes I made were to the cooking, using white flour fajita size tortillas, adding shredded romaine lettuce, and using monterey jack cheese as my local grocer didn't carry cojita.
The recipe for these carne asada tacos calls for corn tortillas but the picture shows FLOUR tortillas.
This was one of the best recipes I've made from eatingwell.com. I actually used chicken breast instead of the steak b/c it was what I had in the fridge, but everything still turned out fantastic! The other reviewers are right about the salt - I read those before hand so I didn't actually end up using any salt and it was just fine. The salsa is so simple and delicious and I made a big batch which lasted for 3 days. Next time I will definitely pick up some steak to make this.
We made the tacos as stated but instead of the salsa because I have picky kiddos, we used sauteed green pepper and onions. The marinade was a bit salty but over all amazing flavor. Will try with salsa when the picky ones are out of the home...