Carne Asada Street Tacos

Prep time: 10 minutes

Total cooking time: 30 minutes

Calories: 188 per serving (1 taco)



  • 2.5 lbs Flank Steak or Flap meat
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp adobo sauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp oil (vegetable, grape seed
  • or olive oil)
  • 1 cup onions diced
  • 1 cup tomato diced
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 cup Cotija cheese
  • 1 cup guacamole (favorite store
  • bought or recipe)
  • 1 bottle hot sauce (favorite store
  • bought)
  • 8 corn tortillas


  1. Combine salt, cumin, chili powder, oregano, cinnamon, soy sauce, adobo sauce and oil. Brush onto steak and let marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. Set grill to high heat. Spray grill with oil and add steak. Let cook for 5-6 minutes and then flip and let cook for another 5 minutes until temperature is medium. Cooking times vary depending on thickness of meat. Remove, add a squeeze of lime and let rest.
  3. Place the tortillas directly on the grill. Heat for about 15-20 seconds and flip for another 15-20 seconds. You should have some charring when finished. Do not overcook as the tortillas will become hard and brittle. Remove and cover.
  4. Slice the cooked stead into ½ inch strips making sure to cut against the grain. To build tacos, place a tortilla on a flat work source. Start by adding the steak and then a dollop of guacamole. Next add onions, tomato, cheese and finish with a few drops of hot sauce. Serve.