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corn tortillas filled with marinated carne asada meat and avocado crema

Best Ever Marinated Carne Asada Tacos

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Tender Marinated Carne Asada Tacos served on warm corn tortillas with a zesty avocado crema, fresh pico de gallo and queso fresco cheese! These are the best carne asada tacos you’ll ever have, each bite is bursting with authentic street taco flavor! 



Carne Asada:

  • 1.5 lbs. Black Angus Thin Sliced Beef for Carne Asada
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 drops of liquid smoke

Pico de Gallo:

  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 12 tablespoons diced jalapeño
  • juice of 1 lime (12 tablespoons)
  • salt to taste

Avocado Crema:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to taste

Other Ingredients:

  • 16 pueblo lindo corn tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup pueblo lindo queso fresco, crumbled


Marinate Carne Asada:

  1. Add black angus thin sliced beef to a ziplock large bag.
  2. To a small bowl add orange juice, tamari sauce, lime juice, liquid smoke and garlic cloves. Whisk together and pour over beef in large ziplock. Close ziplock bag and marinate beef for at least 1 hour. (best if overnight)

Pico de Gallo:

  1. To a medium bowl add roma tomato, red onion, fresh cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, lime juice and salt to taste. Gently toss together and set aside.

Avocado Crema:

  1. To a food processor add, avocado, garlic, 1/4 cup cilantro, cumin, red pepper flakes, 1.5 tablespoons of lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil and salt. Blend until smooth and looks like a puree or dressing. Set aside.

Grill Carne Asada & Assemble:

  1. Preheat grill to 375-400°F.
  2. Place carne asade on grill. Grill for 3-5 minutes per side.
  3. Remove from grill and let sit for 5 minutes to let juices redistribute. Roughly chop beef to prepare for tacos.
  4. To heat corn tortillas: heat a skillet to medium high heat, spray both sides of tortilla with cooking spray and cook for 1-2 minutes on either side until browned.
  5. Assemble Carne Asada Tacos: To one heated corn tortilla add 2 tablespoons of avocado crema, chopped carne asada, pico de gallo and crumbled queso fresco.
  6. Serve.