Carne Asada Tacos

  • prep: 40 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    These carne asada tacos are marinated, grilled, sliced, and served in a soft, white corn tortilla with cojita cheese and charred onion relish.

    Ingredients

    • 2 pounds flank steak
    • 12 soft corn tortillas - 7" size
    • 1½ cups Cojita cheese, crumbled (crumbled feta or ricotta salata could be substituted)
    • Lime wedges and chopped cilantro for serving
    • Marinade
    • 5 cloves garlic, minced
    • ½ cup cilantro, stems and leaves, chopped
    • 1 medium jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, chopped
    • ½ cup onion, chopped
    • 1 tsp. cumin
    • 2 tsps. sugar
    • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
    • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
    • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
    • ½ cup Mexican beer
    • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tsps. Kosher salt
    • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    • Additional salt and pepper for seasoning steak before grilling
    • Charred Onion Relish
    • 2 large onions (I like Spanish onions), peeled and sliced into thick rounds
    • ? cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
    • 1 cup cilantro, stems and leaves, coarsely chopped
    • ¼ cup lime juice
    • Zest of one lime
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 371 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 27 g 41.49%
    • Saturated Fat: 7 g 32.74%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 52 mg 17.27%
    • Sodium: 403 mg 16.79%
    • Calcium: 113 mg 11.33%
    • Potassium: 381 mg 10.89%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 9.15%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 11 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 7.49%
    • Sugar: 3 g
    • Protein: 20 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 4.12%
    • Vitamin C 39.26%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat4
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat3
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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