These Carne Asada Street Tacos combine juicy steak and fresh vegetables into a delicious meal. Plus, it's easy and quick to make and so fun to enjoy!
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About these Tacos
Who doesn’t love a quick and easy dinner recipe—especially when you can get most (if not all) of the ingredients from Trader Joe's? That's why I love these Carne Asada Street Tacos. I can buy everything for this delicious meal from one grocery store and put it all together quickly and easily for a satisfying meal!
The flavor in the carne asada seasoned beef is absolutely unreal. And because it's been pre-marinated, it makes dinner prep a breeze. The spicy flavor pairs so well with the fresh and crisp vegetable toppings. These tacos also include a creamy and fresh coconut lime crema. It not only tastes reallllllly good, but it helps bring all of our other flavors together as well!
Serve your tacos with rice and beans or a side of greens. However, you choose to enjoy, know that this will be a new staple recipe in your rotation!
And if you're looking for more taco inspired recipes, also try these Crockpot Beer Chicken Tacos, this Chicken Taco Casserole this Ranch Taco Salad, these Blackened Mahi Mahi Tacos, or this Nacho Taco Bowl that I'm sure you'll love, too!
- Trader Joe’s Carne Asada Seasoned Beef: I love buying pre-marinated meat like this. It makes dinner prep so much easier.
- Tortillas: I used Trader Joe’s Carb Savvy whole wheat tortillas. Any tortilla, hard or soft, will do.
- Veggies: I used frozen corn, bell pepper, onion, and cilantro to make a little salsa for the tacos. I also added shredded lettuce and avocado as garnish.
- Cheese: I used Trader Joe’s lite Mexican cheese mix.
- Coconut Lime Crema: To whip up this sauce, you'll need Two Good coconut yogurt, sriracha, fresh lime juice, light mayo, chile lime seasoning, and cilantro.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make This Recipe
1. Heat a skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Dice the carne asada and put it into the pan. Then, squeeze out the juice of two limes over the meat.
2. While the beef is heating up, wash and dice your bell pepper, onion, and cilantro. I love to use a pizza cutter to dice fresh herbs. It's so easy! In another skillet, add your frozen corn, peppers, and onion. Sauté until corn is warmed. Then, add fresh cilantro. This is going to be our corn salsa. Do not over cook the vegetables. They still should be crunchy.
3. Next, let’s make the crema. In a small mixing bowl, add yogurt, sriracha, lime juice, mayo, and chile lime seasoning. Add fresh cilantro and/or green onion to taste. Then, mix together until a crema texture is achieved.
4. Prior to assembling the street tacos, slice avocado and warm tortillas. Heat on a gas stove / open flame for a few minutes on each side, or on a skillet. Then, add the cheese to the warm tortillas.
5. Spread the crema on the tortillas, add carne asada, fresh salsa, and any other toppings you like. Serve fresh and enjoy!
Tacos are fairly simple to make, but I do have a few tips to consider for the perfect beef street taco.
- Timing is key. Cook the meat first, and make the salsa/crema while the meat is cooking. You want everything to be ready at the same time when you go to assemble!
- The key to keeping the meat uniform and tender is cutting the beef against the grain, which is the natural, fibrous lines in muscles that run through cuts of beef.
- Do not overcook the meat! Since it's already in small pieces before hitting the pan, a quick sear on both sides will get the job done.
Tacos are best served al la carte. Store the cooked meat and vegetables separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on a skillet. The ingredients will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Carne asada is made with skirt or flank steak. It usually has a marinade that makes it super buttery and juicy. I don’t usually select beef for my protein of choice, but when I do, it’s carne asada.
I love to enjoy tacos with rice (like this Chipotle Style Cilantro Lime Rice), baked beans, or a vegetable like broccoli, carrots, green beans for instance, or even a salad on the side. Or try these Street Corn Mexican Brussel Sprouts, that I know you'll love! Chips and Salsa are another classic. Try my Food Processor Salsa, this Peach Jalapeno Salsa, or Fresh Mango Salsa!
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Carne Asada Street Tacos
- Rubber scraper
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Baking pan
- Mixing Bowl
- Cutting Board
- metal rack
- cooking spray
- 1 package Trader Joe’s Carne Asada Seasoned Beef
- 2 limes
- 8 Trader Joe’s Carb Savvy Whole Wheat Tortillas
- ½ cup frozen corn
- ½ red pepper
- ¼ cup white onion
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro
- Zest of 1 lime
- ½ cup Trader Joe’s lite Mexican cheese mix
- ½ avocado
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
For the coconut lime crema
- ½ cup Two Good coconut yogurt
- 2 tsp sriracha
- ¼ cup fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon light mayo
- 1 tsp chile lime seasoning
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- mango salsa
- crushed chips
- Heat a skillet to medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Dice the carne asada and put it into the pan. Then, squeeze out the juice of two limes over the meat.
- While the beef is heating up, wash and dice your bell pepper, onion, and cilantro. I love to use a pizza cutter to dice fresh herbs. It's so easy!
- In another skillet, add your frozen corn, peppers, and onion. Sautee until corn is warmed. Then, add fresh cilantro. This is going to be our corn salsa. Do not over cook the vegetables. They should be crunchy.
- Next, let’s make the crema. In a small mixing bowl, add yogurt, sriracha, lime juice, mayo, and chile lime seasoning. Add fresh cilantro to taste. Then, mix together until a crema texture is achieved.
- Prior to assembling the street tacos, slice avocado and warm tortillas. Heat on a gas stove / open flame for a few minutes on each side, or on a skillet. You can also microwave them, but keep in mind you will not achieve the charred flavor. I broil them in the oven on a wire rack.
- Then, add the cheese to the warm tortillas.
- Spread the crema on the tortillas, add carne asada, fresh salsa, and any other toppings you like.
- Serve fresh and enjoy!
- Be sure to cut your steak against the grain. Otherwise, it will be tough.
- Do not overcook the meat! Quick sear on both sides will get the job done.
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