Carne Asada Tacos

By Mita Patel

Hey ya’ll! My name is Mita and I’m so excited to share my all-time favorite recipe with you, CARNE ASADA TACOS!!  I’m sure my intro gave away that I’m from Texas; Austin to be exact! My girl Kim and I met when I was living in Florida.  It was like BFF at first sight! We met at our kids’ preschool. We have many similarities including having two boys each, them being the same exact age, and they also share the same birthday months. Besides having the commonality of love for our families, we both share a passion for food!

Truth be told, I actually stole this recipe from my husband, who bless his heart, makes the best damn carne asada tacos! This recipe just seemed fitting since Cinco De Mayo is in just a few days. Carne asada is as authentic as it gets! I know we will be making this while sipping on our margaritas!

Hope you enjoy these tacos as much as I do!

Carne Asada Tacos


  • 4 pounds of Beef Round Tip Steak Wafer Thin
  • 4 cups Goya Mojo Criollo
  • 2 tbps fajita seaonings (your choice)
  • 1 tsp Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • 1 small onion ( cut into thick rings)
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro

Serve with:

  • Corn or flour tortillas
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (optional)
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage (optional)
  • Favorite salsa


  1. In a large bowl rub beef with dry seasonings until well coated
  2. Place rubbed beef in a sturdy Ziploc bag
  3. Add onions and cilantro
  4. Pour in mojo criollo mix, seal bag and mix well
  5. Marinate 2-3 hours in the refrigerator or overnight for more intense flavor


  1. Remove beef from bag and place beef strips in single layers on the grill and top with marinated onions
  2. Grill on each side for 3-4 minutes
  3. Once the carne asada is cooked remove onto tray and cut into fine strips

Assembling the taco:

  1. Heat the tortillas
  2. Add the carne asada, chopped onion, cilantro, cabbage, and your favorite salsa
  3. Enjoy! Ole’


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I'm a stay at home mom and my life revolves around feeding my family of four. I love to cook for my husband Matt and two boys(Matthew-11 and Dominick-9). I'm not good at entertaining big crowds. That makes me nervous! I TRY and cook healthy meals, and I TRY to buy organic. Matt likes almost everything except for olives, mustard and fancy cheeses-everything I love)! So I try to find recipes without those ingredients or sneak them into the food I make and then he picks them out... And when he likes something, he has no control. Can't stop. Won't stop! But he really tries to make good choices in what he eats. In the last five years or so we both have made changes for the better in our diet. Matthew eats very little and is very picky. It's hard to watch him eat cause he's always picking! My mom get's so annoyed watching him eat! I was the same damn way as a kid. I tortured my parents by becoming a vegetarian for 7 years! I still can't eat all meat. I'm picky. Dominick loves almost everything! And when he loves it, you know it. It's all over him and the floor. Unlike Matthew. Not a single crumb.... I am 100% Italian-I think.. I grew up in Long Island and always ate really great food!!! While the other kids in school were bringing Lunchables or buying lunch, I was eating a chicken cutlet sandwich! My mom is an amazing cook. Much better than me. I have to pull recipes and follow them. She just whips stuff up in minutes and its amazing! And my dad loves all of her food, and all food in general! Except if its too healthy, like salmon.... Most of the time when he's eating his eyes are closed. He says he can taste it better that way... My sisters both live in Long Island and our conversations usually consist of food, fashion, beauty or kids. Ali is similar to my mom. She whips up delicious meals. And they are usually healthy and light. She says she doesn't eat carbs, which is a lie. Every weekend shes at the pork store picking up twisted Italian bread, sausages, and ravioli. Her eyes light up when her 2 year old Joseph eats. Her goal in life is to feed him. And she hates casseroles. Refuses to make them. Lol Jen is very busy as a dance mom with her two girls. But when she gets in the kitchen, watch out! She cooks up a storm. Her salads are the BEST ever! Usually, it's accompanied with steak and rice or fried chicken cutlets! And there are leftovers for the whole week. The goal of my blog is to share some of my family's favorite foods. I'll let you know what works out well and not so well for me when it comes to feeding the fam!

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