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Carne Asada Tacos

July 15

Carne Asada is one of the most common and popular tacos you can order from taco trucks. Grilled and seared meat marinated in spices with plenty of garlic, salt and lime to bring the flavour. A perfect recipe for your next BBQ dinner.

  • serves Serves 4
  • time 10


  1. 1. In a dish, mix the garlic, oil, half the lime and spices. Finely chop half the coriander and stir into the dish then season well. Add the steaks to the marinade and sit whilst you make the guac and salsa, turning occasionally.
  2. 2. In a small bowl, mix the red onion with the tomatoes, rest of the lime, coriander leaves and some sea salt and set aside.
  3. 3. Heat a griddle pan over a high heat until smoking. Remove the steaks from the marinade, pat dry and drizzle with oil. Sear for 1-2 minutes each side until charred but still rare inside. Set aside to rest for 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Slice the steak and serve in the warm tortillas with the tomato and red onion salsa, the taco shop guacamole and the pineapple salsa.


2 cloves garlic, grated

2tbsp olive oil

1 lime, zest and juice 

2tsp ground cumin 

½ tsp hot chilli powder

Large handful fresh coriander

1 tsp sugar 

1/2 red onion, very finely chopped

250g green tomatoes, diced 

600g sirloin steak

12 mini corn tortillas, warmed