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Carne Asada Tacos

Carne Asada Tacos

By Traeger Kitchen

Showcase marinated flank-steak at its best when you combine wood-fired grilling with a beautiful piece of well-seasoned meat. It’s damn near miraculous.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

15 Min




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
2 Pound flank steak
1/2 Cup cilantro, chopped
2 Tablespoon white vinegar
4 Clove garlic, minced
1/4 Cup lime juice
1/4 Cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon black pepper
1 Teaspoon sugar
1/2 Cup crema Mexicana or sour cream
1/2 Teaspoon lime zest
2 Teaspoon fresh squeezed lime juice


  • 1

    Plan ahead! This recipe requires overnight prep time. In a medium bowl, combine cilantro, vinegar, garlic, lime juice, oil, salt, pepper and sugar; whisk until salt and sugar are dissolved. Add flank steak and turn to coat well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours, turning meat occasionally.

  • 2

    When ready to cook, set the temperature to High and preheat for 10-15 minutes. Remove steak from marinade, discarding marinade. Place meat directly on the grill grate. Grill, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C


  • 3

    Transfer steak to a cutting board and cover loosely with foil; (leave grill on high to warm tortillas later) let stand for 10 minutes. Cut steak against the grain into thin strips; cut strips into 2 inch pieces.

  • 4

    Transfer steak pieces to a bowl and toss with any juices left on the cutting board.

  • 5

    To prepare Crema, combine finely grated lime zest, lime juice, and sour cream

  • 6

    To assemble: Warm the tortillas on the grill. Add a layer of the salsa of your choice, sliced Carne Asada, and Crema.

  • 7

    Sprinkle with freshly cut cilantro. Enjoy!

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