Thursday, December 27, 2012

Stumbled Upon Steak - Carne Asada Tacos

As I sit, shivering in my BIL's house (seriously, how cold does it need to get before people use their heat?) I think back fondly on my warm home, small enough that simply turning on the oven can heat the entire place.  That, with the warmth of the people who live there, make it cozy year round.

I also think about how we've gotten to enjoy some downright summery meals, mixed in with a plethora of soups and chilis, of course.  Because when you stumble upon some perfectly sliced carne asada, how can you say no to grilled steak tacos?

With good meat, very little seasoning is needed.  Here, a sprinkle of cumin, paprika, and salt are all you need to bring out the flavors.  And the thin cut means it needs to barely kiss heat before browning up nicely.
Carne Asada Tacos 
1 1/2 lbs. carne asada
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
salt and pepper
flour tortillas
sour cream
Chopped red onion
Queso fresco

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium high heat.  Sprinkle carne asada with cumin, paprika, salt and pepper.  
  2. Grill the steak about 5 minutes a side. Remove from heat and let sit for a few moments, then slice the meat against the grain.
  3. Heat tortillas using your favorite method, then top with carne asada, guacamole, sour cream, red onion, and queso fresco. 


  1. My mom's house was freezing also. I had to take three scalding showers over less than 36 hours!

  2. Mmm. I have a huge addiction to carne asada. These look amazing.