Introduction: Carne Asada Tacos

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Craving some traditional Mexican Tacos, but don't want to take a long drive to your favorite Mexican restaurant? Enjoy these great tasting tacos in the comfort of your own home.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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You will need the following ingredients:

3 lbs. of thin sliced chuck steak (diesmillo)

1/2 cup of lemon

1/4 of a small onion

2 cloves of garlic

3 Poblano Chiles

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 1/2 Tablespoon of Salt

1 Teaspoon of Lawry's Seasoning Salt

Tortillas (Corn or Prickly Pear Cactus/Nopales)

You will also need the following supplies:

1/2 cup measuring cup



Cutting Board


Plastic Bag


Step 2: Wash Ingredients

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Always remember to wash all your fruits/vegetables.

Step 3: Blend the Marinade

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To prepare the marinade, blend 1/2 cup of lemon juice, 1 1/2 tablespoon of salt, and 2 cloves of garlic.

Step 4: Marinate and Refrigerate Marinated Meat

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Pour the blended lemon mixture in a bag with the meat. Flip the bag once (while marinating) to ensure that all the meat gets the marinade flavor. Keep the marinated meat in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before you begin to cook it.

Step 5: Oil Your Pan

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Pour 3 tablespoons of olive oil onto a pan. Let the oil heat up.

Step 6: Cooking Meat

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Place the marinated meat into the pan. Sprinkle 1-2 teaspoons of Lawry's seasoning salt onto the meat. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 30 minutes in medium heat.

Step 7: Slice 3 Poblano Peppers

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Remove the stem from each of the 3 Poblano peppers and thinly slice each one as seen in the pictures

Step 8: Add the Poblano Peppers

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After 30 minutes of cooking the meat, add the Poblano pepper slices to the meat.

Step 9: Add Onion

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Chop the onion into thin ring slices. After 15-20 minutes of placing the Poblano peppers in the meat, add the sliced onion and continue to cook until all the the meat is nearly dry.

Step 10: Meat Is Ready!

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You will know that the meat is ready when the onion is cooked and the meat is nearly dry. Let the meat cool off for 2-3 minutes, then get ready to serve.

Step 11: Serve on Warm Tortillas

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Heat some tortillas in the microwave or griddle for about a minute. Chose from prickly pear tortillas or corn tortillas.

Step 12: Add the Perfect Topping- Avocado Sauce

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Top your tacos with the perfect avocado sauce. The instructables for my 6 ingredient avocado sauce is also part of my posted instructables. Serve and enjoy.


Saula1 (author)2015-06-11

The avocado sauce makes it look even more delicious!

KimberlyV1 (author)2015-06-11

These tacos sure look good!

MariaA10 (author)2015-06-03

The tacos look delicious.

xochitla1 (author)2015-06-02

Taquitos, they look so delicious :)

jasminisawesome (author)2015-05-24


MayraxoxMoisesH (author)2015-05-22

These look very appetizing!

emma_vg (author)2015-05-19

Looks tasty

tomatoskins (author)2015-05-18

These look super tasty! I love all sorts of tacos!

They taste great!

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