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Carne Asada Tacos


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  • 2 1/2 cups light Mexican beer, such as Dos Equis or Corona
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from 2 medium limes)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1 medium lemon)
  • 4 medium garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
  • 2 to 3 pounds flank steak
  • Salt
  • 2 tablespoons packed dark brown sugar
  • 8 tortillas



Step 1

Combine 2 cups of the beer, the lime juice, lemon juice, garlic, onion, and measured pepper in a large, nonreactive bowl and mix.

Add the flank steak, cover, place in the refrigerator, and marinate at least 30 minutes or overnight.

When ready to cook the meat, heat a grill to high.

Remove the meat from the marinade (reserving the marinade juices), pat it dry, and season well with salt.

Transfer the marinade to a medium saucepan, add the remaining 1/2 cup beer, and place over medium-high heat.

Bring to a boil, skim off any foam or impurities that come to the surface, and let the mixture reduce by half, about 20 minutes.

Strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a heatproof bowl, mix in the brown sugar, and season well with salt and pepper.

Place the meat on the grill and cook to medium, about 7 to 10 minutes per side.

Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Slice the steak against the grain into 1-inch strips; then coarsely chop.

Place into heated tortillas. Drizzle some of the marinade over them and serve.

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