Sirloin Carne Asada Tacos

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Carne Asada Tacos Using Petite Sirloin Steak

Marinated sirloin steak is grilled over high heat in these delicious carne asada tacos.  Perfect for taco Tuesday or anytime sirloin is on sale!

While carne asada is typically made with flank steak, we are switching it up and using a more economical cut, the sirloin steak.  In fact, we are using petite sirloin steak for this recipe because it is on sale at the market and makes for a great grilling steak. 

What is Carne Asada?

Carne Asada is Spanish for roasted meat.  A traditional Mexican dish where the steak marinates in a tangy cumin lime sauce before quick searing on the grill over high temperatures. 

Ingredients in Carne Asada Tacos

  • 2 lbs. Petite Sirloin Steak
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • tortillas for serving
  • avocado, red onion, cilantro and jalapeno for serving

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How to Make Carne Asada

 

In a large glass baking dish whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, and lemon juice along with the garlic, minced jalapeno, chopped cilantro cumin, chile powder, and dried oregano.  

Add the steak and marinate covered in the refrigerator for one hour. 

Heat the grill to high heat (400°).  Brush the grates with an oil-coated paper towel to help prevent sticking. 

Grill the steaks for 5 minutes on the first side and 4 minutes on the 2nd side.  If the steaks are thin cut, your cooking time will be less.   You want the meat to be pink in the center for medium-rare to medium.  

Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes, then slice thin and serve in toasted tortillas topped with your favorite garnishes like avocado, sliced jalapeno, diced onions and cotija cheese. 

 

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Sirloin Carne Asada Tacos

Marinated sirloin steak is grilled over high heat in these delicious carne asada tacos.  Perfect for taco Tuesday or anytime sirloin is on sale!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: carne asada, carne asada tacos, petite sirloin steak
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. Petite Sirloin Steak
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves chopped
  • juice of 1 orange
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • tortillas for serving
  • avocado red onion, cilantro and jalapeno for serving

Instructions

  • In a large glass baking dish whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, orange juice, and lemon juice along with the garlic, minced jalapeno, chopped cilantro cumin, chile powder, and dried oregano.
  • Add the steak and marinate covered in the refrigerator for one hour.
  • Heat the grill to high heat (400°).  Brush the grates with an oil-coated paper towel to help prevent sticking.
  • Grill the steaks for 5 minutes on the first side and 4 minutes on the 2nd side.  If the steaks are thin cut, your cooking time will be less.   You want the meat to be pink in the center for medium-rare to medium.
  • Let the steaks rest for 5 minutes, then slice thin and serve in toasted tortillas topped with your favorite garnishes like avocado, sliced jalapeno, diced onions and cotija cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 582mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg

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What to  Serve with Carne Asada?

Serve the tacos with your favorite Mexican-style beer, some lime wedges and some Cilantro Lime Rice or cauliflower rice, chips and salsa, and your favorite toppings. 

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1 thought on “Sirloin Carne Asada Tacos”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for using an inexpensive cut like petite sirloin for carne asada. These tacos were delicious!

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