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Wooden board topped with beef tacos and side bowls of guacamole and salad

Beef tacos

Published: April 27, 2022 at 3:24 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + marinating
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

The best recipe for carne asada, or beef tacos which are made with grilled steak and served with guacamole, pickled chillies and a fresh coriander salsa. Serve as part of a Mexican-style feast

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal530
fat34.9g
carbs17.2g
fibre6.1g
protein33.6g
salt1g
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Try these grilled steak tacos, then check out our pork tacos, fish tacos, tacos al pastor, breakfast tacos and more tacos recipes.

Ingredients

  • 700g flank, bavette or skirt steak
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar

GUACAMOLE

  • ½ clove garlic, chopped
  • chopped to make 1 tbsp coriander
  • 1 green chilli, seeded and chopped
  • 2 large avocados, ripe
  • 1 lime, juiced

SALSA

  • 4 tbsp pickled jalapeños, diced
  • 1 large red onion, finely diced
  • a small bunch coriander, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tbsp chipotle Tabasco sauce or chipotle paste

TO SERVE

  • 12 corn tortillas
  • oil
  • chipotle Tabasco sauce

Method

  • STEP 1

    Marinate the meat with the lime juice, cumin, garlic and sugar. Season and leave for 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.

  • STEP 2

    For the guacamole, crush the garlic, coriander, chilli and some salt with a mortar and pestle. Add the avocados and lime juice. Crush everything together and scrape into a bowl. Mix the salsa ingredients in another bowl and season.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the bbq or a heavy griddle pan. Wipe the marinade from the meat and brush with oil. Season and grill on direct heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the meat. It should get a nice char before you flip it over. Rest under foil for 10 minutes.

  • STEP 4

    Brush the tortillas with a little oil, and warm them through on each side in a heavy griddle pan until they take on the golden char lines. Mould into a taco shape and leave to firm up (you may need to hold them in place using a couple of glasses). Chop the meat into bite-sized pieces and serve with the guacamole, salsa and tortillas.

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