Tacos de Carne Asada: Food Review

Oh come on - I don't take pictures while cooking! At least not yet. This recipe is so easy that you really don't need pictures. Maybe I will take pictures next time. In the meantime, these are my Ten Steps to Carne Asada ala Married to a Mexican.

First - get some thinly sliced top sirloin. The thinner the better.
Second - get some pickled jalapenos (la costena), open the can, and spread it out on the top sirloin.
Third - roll up the sirloin into tubes, put on a plate, cover with saran wrap, and put it in the fridge.

Note - I used five steaks that were thicker, but next time would have the butcher cut thinner slices. I used two 8 oz cans for the five steaks. Get the juice on it because that is what tenderizes it.

Fourth - After an hour or two, take it out of the fridge. Give it some salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Use salt liberally.
Fifth - Grill it.
Sixth - Let it rest.
Seventh - cut up a white onion into tiny pieces (I used my vidalia onion slicer on the small grate), cut up cilantro, grab some guacamole, cut a lime in half.
Eighth - Cut up the steak into small pieces.
Ninth - Dump the pieces into a cast iron pan and fry them up so they are a little crispy. Add some fresh squeezed lime juice and more salt to taste.
Tenth - Take two white corn tortillas (one and the juices will soak right through them), add the carne asada, add the onions, add the cilantro, add the guacamole, and if you like salsa, add that.

Enjoy! For our kids, we made carne asada quesadillas with cheese and a whole grain tortilla. My son declared it the best dinner in the history of dinners.

Tacos de Carne Asada

2lbs Thinly sliced Top Sirloin Steak
1 can La Costena sliced pickled jalepenos
garlic powder
Oil to brush on grill grates
20 white corn tortillas

Chopped white onoin
lime wedge
favorite salsa

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