Go Back
+ servings
flap steak being marinated carne asada style

Carne Asada Steak Tacos

These steak tacos will make taco Tuesday a thing of the past as your family/friends will be requesting them everyday!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Australian, Mexican
Keyword Steak Tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Marinade Time 4 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 2331kcal


  • 8 small corn tortillas
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 radishes cut into matchsticks
  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed and sliced into circles


  • 500 g hangar steak
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/2 orange juiced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • handful coriander chopped
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 tsp chili flakes more if you like it spicy

Lemon mayonnaise

  • 8 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon juiced


  • Combine all steak ingredients together and leave to marinate for up to 4hrs *see tips*
  • Combine lemon mayonnaise ingredients, taste and adjust more lemon or mayo as necessary.
  • When ready to serve rub the majority of marinade from the steak and grill on bbq for approx  5 - 6 mins each side on direct heat or until internal temperature is 58-60c for medium rare.
  • Leave steak rest for 5 – 10 mins before slicing. 
  • Whilst steak is resting warm your tortillas in a frying pan. This takes about 15 – 20 seconds on each side.


  • Cut steak into 2cm slices.
  • Place small smear of mayo on tortilla and top with cabbage.
  • Place rested steak on top of cabbage and top with radish, jalapeno & drizzle of lemon mayo.
  • Serve lime on the side and allow your guests to squeeze.



Essential Tools

  • ziplock bag
  • chopping board
  • sharp knife
  • mixing bowl x 2
  • frying pan
  • bbq/grill pan


  • i find leaving the steak marinade for longer than 4hrs that the acids break down the texture of the steak so for me 2hrs was the best
  • you could substitute skirt steak instead of hangar if not available
  • read my article on resting meat here


Calories: 2331kcal | Carbohydrates: 124g | Protein: 124g | Fat: 154g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 361mg | Sodium: 1195mg | Potassium: 2383mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 2240IU | Vitamin C: 188.1mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 14.9mg