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Mexican Street Tacos Recipe

Easy, quick, authentic carne asada street tacos you can now make right at home. Top with onion, cilantro + fresh lime juice.

5 meaty tacos garnished with onions and cilantro and lime wedges

You truly begin to miss things once they are gone. That’s not just a saying. It’s real life.

See, I lived a block away from a famous taco truck back in LA. And as much as I love street tacos, I only went there maybe four times a year.

And now that I’ve moved to Chicago, all I think about is the proximity of that taco truck back home in Los Angeles. If that taco truck were here in Chiberia, I would go four times a day!

But until I get back to LA, here is my rendition of my favorite street tacos that I miss so dearly.

It’s a quick recipe using a simple marinade for your skirt steak. It just needs 1 hour of marinating before you throw it onto a skillet. From there, you can top off your tacos with diced onion, cilantro and fresh lime juice.

It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s just perfect. That is, until you can get back to Los Angeles!

a closeup of 5 meaty tacos garnished with onions and cilantro and lime wedges

Mexican Street Tacos

Yield: 6 servings

Prep time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 mini flour tortillas, warmed
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, 1 tablespoon canola oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano.
  2. In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and steak; marinate for at least 1 hour up to 4 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak and marinade, and cook, stirring often, until steak has browned and marinade has reduced, about 5-6 minutes, or until desired doneness.
  4. Serve steak in tortillas, topped with onion, cilantro and lime.
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