Tacos de Carne Asada

If you think making Mexican food at home is too much trouble, think again. Nothing could be simpler than grilled Tacos de Carne Asada. All you need are some thin strips of steak, fresh lime juice, garlic and salt and pepper for some flavorful, authentic Mexican fare.

The thinly sliced beef cooks very quickly and is delicious served in tortillas and garnished with some ripe avocado, chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

  • 2 1/2  pounds sirloin, flank or skirt steak, cut into thin strips
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, about 1 large clove
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Corn or flour tortillas, for serving
  • Chopped cilantro, for serving
  • Sliced avocado, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Place the sliced steak in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle with the lime juice, garlic and black pepper, rubbing these into the meat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle the steak strips with salt and grill 1 1/2  - 2 minutes per side. Remove the meat to a platter. To serve, wrap some of the steak, cilantro and avocado in a tortilla and squeeze a wedge of lime over the top.

Makes 6 servings.