Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Citrus Marinade
Prep: 10 minutes • Marinade: 40 minutes • Grill: 8 - 10 minutes
Servings : 8 Tacos servings
4 navel oranges, 2 cut into slices and 2 cut in half for juicing)
2 pounds flap steak
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup Mexican beer
8 green onion stalks, sliced and chopped
20 cilantro stems
1 teaspoons garlic powder
10 La Baderita flour tortillas
chiles – red peppers or jalapenos (brushed in a ½ teaspoon vegetable oil) (optional)
Marinade: On a large plate add orange slices, and then squeeze 1 orange over the slices to make a small pool of orange juice.
Lay flap steak over the orange slices/juice. queeze the last orange over the meat. Then drizzle soy sauce over all the meat. Pour beer over meat.
Sprinkle the top with cilantro, green onion, any additional orange slices, and garlic powder.
Pour the entire marinaded meat plate into a bowl or plastic bag and allow to marinade for 40 minutes.
Grill: Place marinated carne asada on a grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side for medium rare, add two minutes for well done.
Add the chiles to the grill and cook on each side until charred.
Remove meat from grill and cut into long strips. Remove chiles from the grill and place to the side.
Heat Tortillas: Place a flour tortilla on grill or open flame. Flipping with tongs once tortilla is slightly charred.
Remove from grill and stuff with strips of meat.
Serve with charred chile and a bowl of guacamole!