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Carne Asada Mexican Street Tacos Recipe

Grab your skillet because that's all you need to make these amazing tacos de asada for your Taco Tuesday eats! Flavorful and authentic, this Mexican street tacos recipe will easily become your favorite meal!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 356kcal


  • 2 lbs carne asada*
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 serrano pepper sliced
  • ½ roma tomato diced
  • ½ white onion finely diced
  • 6-8 oz. dos equis beer
  • 32 street taco tortillas
  • ½ cup white onion diced, for garnish
  • ½ cup cilantro roughly chopped, for garnish


  • Mix together the cumin, salt, garlic powder, pepper, and coat the carne asada with it. Slice into strips, then dice. Add it to a large plastic bag or bowl with a cover, and mix the meat with the serrano pepper, tomato, onion, and beer. Allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes, but up to 1 hour.
  • Heat a large skillet with the canola oil over medium high heat, then pour in the entire marinated mixture and allow to cook, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has evaporated and the meat is cooked through, around 20 minutes.
  • Serve in street taco corn tortillas and top with the onion and cilantro.


*If carne asada is not carried in your local grocery store, you can use top or bottom round, flank, or skirt steak. A thin, lean meat is best.


Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 974mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 2.4mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3.2mg