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Carne Asada Street Tacos


  • Meat (About 3 lbs)
  • Orange juice
  • One large white onion
  • Cilantro
  • Lime juice
  • Ground Cumin seed
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Whte corn tortillas



3-4 cups of orange juice (Enough to fully cover the meat in a freezer bag.

1 tablespoon of lime juice 1 tablespoon of ground cumin seed 1 tablespoon of minced garlic (Fresh is always best, but sometimes I use the stuff that comes in a jar) 1 tablespoon of finely chopped cilantro 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper


Put marinade in a large freezer bag, along with the meat and get enough air out of the bag so the meat is completely in the marinade.

Now, so far as time, I’ve sometimes only marinated the meat for a few hours. Mostly though, I like to let it sit in the refrigerator for two days.

I’ve read that the citric acids break down the meat, and it does seem to be more tender the longer you let it sit.


There is nothing more than white onion and cilantro. Dice up a whole onion and mix in ¼ cup of chopped cilantro.