Probably the best thing ever to happen to meat!
When I lived in California, about 800 years ago, I used to go to the little market around the corner for carne asada. A marinated flank steak that is so crazy good! The one thing that I missed when I moved back to Michigan was the carne asada! I asked everyone about it and they just looked at me like I had grown 3 heads. Really?! No one knows about this?! Well.... after much searching I finally found a recipe that really closely resembles it.
Usually it is a whole flank that you marinate. I am using Highlander Cow back straps for mine. The back straps are the most tender part of the animal. I also sliced mine to let the marinade really get in there and season the meat.
Now for the marinade!
1/3 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
4 cloves of garlic pressed
1/2 cup olive oil
2 limes juiced
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp white pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp Mexican oregano
1 tsp paprika
Mix everything together in a small bowl.
Pour over a 4 lb flank steak. Now for the fun part, you get to play with your food! Get your hands in there and mix it all together. Rub it in and swish it around. Cover and refrigerate atleast 4 hours or overnight.
If you keep the steak whole, you can grill it and then slice it. Since I sliced mine before, I cooked it in the marinade in a skillet. Mmmm, all bubbly and good!
To assemble, I just lay a tortilla down, spread some sour cream on the tortilla, add some meat, cheese and roll up! Could it be any easier?!
You can serve this with any type of side dish you want. I served mine with refried beans topped with....
....more cheese! Sorry, I just had to add this pic cause I thought it was so cool.
Dinner is served!
Need a little snack later?
Creamy Guacomole with tortilla chips! This has got to be the ultimate guacomole!
1 Avocado halved, pitted and peeled
6 oz cream cheese
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Serve.
This is so creamy and good. The avocado is not overpowering at all. It's great on burgers too!
So there ya go! Everything you wanted to know about carne asada, but were afraid to ask!