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Carne Asada Tacos

Lodge Cast Iron | February 26, 2020

As far as we're concerned, we could eat these tacos every day. The flank steak is marinated with a perfect combination of flavors, from the smoky chipotles in adobo sauce to the tangy lime and savory onion. Add toppings of your choice, or the ones we suggested, for a guaranteed taste explosion to make any day Taco Tuesday.

Prep Time
1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Carne Asada Tacos


  • 1 ½ pound flank steak
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 4 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 large white onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • ½ cup queso fresco
  • 2 limes, quartered for garnish
  • salsa verde, for garnish


  1. Blend garlic, chipotles, ½ the onion, lime juice, paprika, cumin, and oregano until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cover the flank steak with marinade and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.  
  3. Remove steak from marinade and discard excess sauce.
  4. Gradually heat your grill pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Season steak with salt and pepper. Brush grill pan with oil and cook 4-6 minutes per side, or until it reaches desired doneness. Remove steak from the grill pan and allow it to rest 5 minutes before slicing.  
  5. Slice the steak against the grain into ¼-inch strips.
  6. To assemble the tacos, place strips of beef on the tacos, add the sliced onion, sprinkle with salsa verde, and top with queso fresco. Garnish with lime wedges.
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