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Mojo Carne Asada Tacos

Mojo Carne Asada Tacos - A blend of chiles, garlic, oil and orange juice marinate this skirt steak only after it's been soaked in beer first. Grill and eat! Total time does not include 3 hour marinade. Nutrition information for Mojo Carne Asada only.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time3 hrs 21 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex Mex
Keyword: beer marinaded beef, orange beef tacos, skirt steak recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 254kcal
Author: Kevin Is Cooking


  • 1 lb skirt steak or flank
  • 1 Corona beer
  • 1 orange
  • 1 Serrano pepper , sliced, no seeds
  • 4 guajillo chiles soaked (reserve 1/2 cup liquid from peppers)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • refried beans
  • Cotija cheese , crumbled
  • 2 limes , quartered
  • 1/2 cup cilantro , chopped, lightly packed


  • Marinate the steak in Corona beer for two hours, covered, in the refrigerator. Soak the guajillo peppers in hot water, covered, for 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Juice the orange. In a blender purée the orange juice, Serrano pepper, soaked guajillo chilies and 1/2 cup liquid from peppers, garlic, cumin, onion powder, salt and olive oil.
  • Marinate 3 hours covered, in the refrigerator.
  • Start your grill. Use the highest heat possible. I mean smoking, blistering, searingly hot. Grill 3 minutes per side for the skirt and 5 for the flank (depending on the thickness and your liking. Remove from heat, allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  • While meat is resting, grill the tortillas on each side until slightly charred. Slice carne asada thin across the grain and serve with refried beans spread on grilled tortillas. Top with crumbled cotija cheese and cilantro with a squeeze of lime.


Total time does not include 3 hour marinade. Nutrition information for Mojo Carne Asada only.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.8g | Protein: 16.1g | Fat: 16.7g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.6g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 49.1mg | Sodium: 372.9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2.3g