Monday, March 12, 2012

Killer Carne Asada

So this is like THE best carne asada recipe I have ever made!  My family ate it up fast with barely any left overs!!!  I was so sad about that part...Thank you Life's Ambrosia for your wonderful site!!!  Please people click on over and check out all the wonderful recipes Des has!!

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped fine
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus more for frying tortillas
  • 1.5 pound flank steak
  • 4 – 6 taco shells or tortillas
  • lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • cheese
  • sliced avocado
  1. In a bowl combine garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, vinegar, salt, cumin, chili powder and olive oil. Whisk to combine. Place steak in a shallow dish. Pour marinade over steak and marinate for at least 2 hours but not more than 8.
  2. When you are ready to cook the steak, preheat oven broiler. Place steak on a baking sheet. Cook steak 8 – 10 minutes. Use tongs to turn over (you don’t want to pierce it with a fork it will release the juices) and cook another 8 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing thinly against the grain.
  3. While the steak is resting cook your tortillas. Heat a thin layer of oil in a skillet. Cook tortillas one at a time for 30 seconds on each side and then fold over to form taco shell. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  4. To assemble the taco, place a few slices of meat on the taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese and avocado. Serve.
Photo from Life's Ambrosia.


Mary Bergfeld said...

This really looks wonderful. I am new to your blog so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. You've created a great spot to visit and I really enjoyed the time I spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Cheri Witmer said...

Thank you so much Mary :) I don't post as often as I should, but please keep checking back. Hope I can post some more tantalizing recipies for you.

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