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Carne Asada Tacos
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This carne asada taco marinade infuses so much flavor into the skirt steak leaving it so tender and perfect for tacos! -@girlwiththeironcast


Prep time 12hrs
Cook time 10mins
Yield: Serves or Makes 4 Servings
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Steak Marinade


  • 1 pound skirt steak
  • 1/2 cup tamari, or soy sauce (reduced sodium)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • 4 chipotle peppers in adobo, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Step 1

    In a container or large ziplock, whisk together all of the marinade ingredients. Place skirt steak in the marinade, seal the container, place in fridge, and marinate for 12-24 hours.

  • Step 2

    Remove from marinade and you can prepare either on the grill or in a cast iron pan. Grill: Preheat the grill on high heat and oil the grates carefully. Once preheated, add the steak and cook each side 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from grill, place on a plate, and allow to rest covered in foil for 5 minutes before slicing/serving. Cast Iron Pan: In a seasoned large cast iron pan over high heat, add the skirt steak. Cook on each side for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from cast iron, place on a plate, and allow to rest covered in foil for 5 minutes before slicing/serving.

  • Step 3

    Slice the skirt steak against the grain and assemble your tacos! Enjoy!

Taco Elements


  • 10 flour tortillas, or corn tortillas
  • 4 ounces crumbled cotija cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • Pickled red onions
  • Guacamole

Scroll down to find a video tutorial  for how to make Quick Pickled Onions, or click here to see how to make Guacamole, which are perfect for serving with these tacos!

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