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Casa M Carne Asada Tacos

Casa M Carne Asada Tacos

Here in Texas, Christmas brings the delights and joy of tamales, enchiladas, and with the help of some great spices (yes, we'll admit we're a bit biased) some killer good carne asada tacos! These tacos were amazingly simple to make and super tasty. We started with a fantastic cut of beef from our good friends at Texas Craft Wagyu. The secret to great flavor in carne asada is starting with the perfect cut of beef and marinating and seasoning properly. The beef should stand well on its own with the marinade and seasonings simply complimenting the beef. For this recipe we prepare a simple, but delicious marinade as well as some suggested toppings for the tacos, but making the recipe your own is half the fun of making it in the first place, so #SpiceConfidently #EssenceOfFlavor #CasaMSpice

— Mike Hernandez

ingredients

FOR THE MARINADE
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Casa M Spice Co™ Cattle Drive™ or Uncontrolled Cattle Drive™
  • 1 teaspoon Casa M Spice Co™ Chain Reaction™ or Uncontrolled Chain Reaction™
FOR THE BEEF
  • Casa M Spice Co™ Cattle Drive™ or Uncontrolled Cattle Drive, to taste™
  • Salt (1/4 teaspoon per pound of lamb)
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef skirt steak

FEATURED QUOTE

The secret to great flavor in carne asada is starting with the perfect cut of beef and marinating and seasoning properly. The beef should stand well on its own with the marinade and seasonings simply complimenting the beef.

- Mike Hernandez

LET’S GET COOKING

  • 1.

    Combine the marinade ingredients in a large zip top plastic bag, seal, and shake well. Add the beef to the marinade, remove air, seal, and start a timer for 1 hour.

  • 2.

    Preheat your grill to medium-high (~500°F).

  • 3.

    Remove the beef from the marinade (discard the marinade) and transfer to the grill.

  • 4.

    Cook for 6-8 minutes per side (depending on thickness of the beef).

  • 5.

    Using a meat thermometer, check for internal temperature and pull when the beef reaches 140°F.

  • 6.

    Let the beef rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain into small strips.

  • 7.

    While the beef is resting, pull together toppings and warm tortillas. We like sliced avocado, cilantro, sliced red onions, salsa, and of course, rice and refried beans.

  • 8.

    Serve the carne asada with all your favorite toppings and additional Casa M Spice Co™ Cattle Drive™ and Chain Reaction™.

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