Taqueria Style Tacos - Carne Asada Recipe

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  1. Lay the flank steak in a large glass baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, soy sauce, 4 cloves of garlic, juice of two limes and olive oil. Season with salt, black pepper, white pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, oregano, cumin and paprika. Whisk until well blended, then pour over the steak in the dish. Turn over once to coat both sides. Cover with plastic wrap, and marinate for 1 to 8 hours.
  2. NOW THE ONION RELISH: In a small bowl, stir together 1 chopped white onion, cilantro and the juice of 1 lime. Set aside to use as a relish for the tacos.
  3. FOR THE PUREED CHILE SALSA: Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Toast chile pods in the skillet for a few minutes, and then remove to a bowl of water to soak for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  4. Place the tomatoes, 1 onion, jalapenos and 4 cloves of garlic onto a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, until toasted but not burnt. Place the roasted vegetables and soaked chile pods into a blender or food processor, along with salt and pepper. Puree until smooth.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the marinated flank steak into cubes or strips. Cook, stirring constantly, until the meat is cooked through and most of the liquid has evaporated.
  6. Warm the tortillas in a skillet for about a minute on each side to make them pliable. Tortillas may also be warmed in a microwave oven. Arrange two or three tortillas on a plate and lay a generous amount of beef over them. Top with a sprinkle of the onion relish and a large spoonful of the pureed salsa. Add as much cheese as you like. Garnish with lime wedges and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2517.63 Kcal (10541 kJ)
Calories from fat 1754.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 194.96g 300%
Cholesterol 627.39mg 209%
Sodium 9455.36mg 394%
Potassium 1145.53mg 24%
Total Carbs 34.71g 12%
Sugars 5.41g 22%
Dietary Fiber 4.53g 18%
Protein 163.19g 326%
Vitamin C 34.6mg 58%
Vitamin A 4mg 132%
Iron 6.3mg 35%
Calcium 2490.7mg 249%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 472.14 Kcal (1977 kJ)
Calories from fat 329.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36.56g 300%
Cholesterol 117.66mg 209%
Sodium 1773.2mg 394%
Potassium 214.83mg 24%
Total Carbs 6.51g 12%
Sugars 1.01g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.85g 18%
Protein 30.6g 326%
Vitamin C 6.5mg 58%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 132%
Iron 1.2mg 35%
Calcium 467.1mg 249%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 65.8
  • 68

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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