Meat your new favorite recipe!

OK, so that was a little cheesy but I am absolutely giddy about a recipe I found on For the Love of Cooking about a year ago.  Seriously... it's amazing.  Even though it's been rainy around these parts lately, Jer and I have found the time to grill this favorite meal of ours.  Whenever I buy the ingredients for Carne Asada, he goes completely bonkers and starts drooling all over... well, sort of ;)

Taken directly from For the Love of Cooking Blog
*My comments are in bold*

Carne Asada Marinade:
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs of flank steak
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients with flank steak and mix really well. Let marinate for at least 6 hours - overnight if you can.  Seriously, the longer the better.  You have NEVER tasted meat this flavorful!

Grill steak until desired degree of doneness.  Don't overcook the steak.  I think my husband grills it for about 5-6 mins on each side.  LET SIT FOR AT LEAST 5-10 MINUTES! Once the meat has cooled, slice ACROSS grain into small chunks. You MUST let the meat sit!

FYI, One package of flank steak makes enough to eat for about 3 adults.  We had four share these tacos before and I think two of us had to go with only one taco.  

Other Ingredients:

Cook tortillas (dry) in a hot pan for 45-60 seconds on each side. You want them soft & pliable. Add meat, cheese, salsa, onion & top with guacamole. You will LOVE these tacos.

Go to the original Carne Asada recipe to see her other recipes for what to put on the tacos.  IMO, the meat is so good you barely need to add anything on the tacos. We've made her homemade guac before though and it's awesome. I had cheese and salsa on mine the other night and still felt like it masked the insanely good flavor of the meat too much.  The steak would be good on a salad or seriously anything.  My husband would eat it everyday of his life for every meal if he had to... and I probably could too ;)  

1 comment:

  1. We both LOVED this ;)

    Thanks for posting!! I want more Rachel recipes!!