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Carne Asada Soft Tacos with Citrus Marinade

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  • Author: Ole Mex
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: Marinade: 40 minutes • Grill: 8 - 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 8 Tacos 1x


  • 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!

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