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Homemade Carne Asada Tacos

These tacos are made with perfectly marinated and cooked flank steak with a delicious chili sauce. You have to try this recipe for your next taco night!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican, Mexican American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 251kcal


  • 2 lb flank steak
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 scallions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 ancho chiles
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 4 tbsp adobo sauce
  • 1/2 jalapeno
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • salt to taste


  • Remove the stems, seeds, and veins off the ancho chiles, chipotle peppers, and jalapeño peppers.
  • Place the ancho chiles in a pot filled with water and boil the chiles for about 15 minutes over medium heat.
  • Remove the ancho chiles out of the water and drain them.
  • Place the softened ancho chiles, chipotle peppers, adobo sauce, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, orange juice, lime juice, and vinegar into a processor and blend.
  • Season the Flank steak on both sides with kosher salt
  • Place the seasoned flank steak in a plastic bag along with the chiles mixture.
  • Place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours, preferably over night.
  • Cook the flank steak over high heat for about 7-8 minutes on each side for medium rare
  • While the flank steak cooks, grill or deep fry some corn tortillas.
  • Chop the flank steak into bite sized pieces, check for seasoning, it's not too late to add more salt if needed.
  • Serve tacos with guacamole, raw onions, cilantro, and hot sauce!



Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1668mg | Potassium: 777mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4955IU | Vitamin C: 19.1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3.3mg