Carnitas-Style Grilled Beef Tacos

October 30, 2012

Ever had real Mexican tacos on holiday and wish you could recreate those flavours at home? This recipe is quick and easy – simply marinate the beef in the delicious marinade, grill and serve on corn tortillas with guacamole!

Ingredients – serves 4

beef shoulder top blade steaks (flat iron)

small corn tortillas


Minced white onion, chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges


1 cup
prepared tomatillo salsa

? cup
chopped fresh cilantro

2 Tbsp.
fresh lime juice

2 tsp.
minced garlic

½ tsp.

¼ tsp.

Avocado Salsa

1 ½ cups
prepared salsa

large ripe, avocado, diced

? cup
chopped fresh coriander

½ cup
minced white onion

1 Tbsp.
fresh lime juice

1 tsp.
minced garlic

½ tsp.

1. Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.

2. Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Cook steaks on the barbecue or under the grill, turning once.

3. Meanwhile combine avocado salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Set aside.

4. Place tortillas on a griddle or the barbecue. Grill until warm and slightly charred. Remove; keep warm.

5. Carve steaks into slices. Serve in tortillas with avocado salsa. Top with onion, coriander and lime wedges.

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