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99% would make again

Carne Asada by Gabriel Barajas (aka Mr. TacosWay)

Tasty Team

Under 30 minutes

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 lb ball tip sirloin (455 g)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 1 ½ cups shredded monterey jack cheese (150 g)
  • ½ cup white onion (75 g), diced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (20 g), chopped


  • 4 avocados
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ cup water (120 mL)

Red Sauce

  • 1 cup dried red chili (150 g)
  • 4 stewed tomatilloes, plus 2 cups (480 ml) stewing liquid
  • 1 stewed tomato, plus ½ cup (120 ml) stewing liquid
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup salt (60 g)

Nutrition Info

    Calories 975
    Fat 58g
    Carbs 81g
    Fiber 24g
    Sugar 15g
    Protein 41g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. To make the guacamole, add the avocados, serrano peppers, cilantro, garlic, salt, and a bit of water to a blender. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed to thin it down. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  2. To make the red sauce, add the dried chilies, stewed tomatillos in 2 cups (480 ml) of their stewing liquid, stewed tomato in ½ cup (120 ml) of its stewing liquid, garlic, and bit of salt in a blender. Blend until everything is well incorporated, adding more salt to taste.
  3. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt into 1 tablespoon of taco seasoning and rub the seasoning onto both sides of the steak.
  4. Cut the steak into thin strips, then cut into small pieces.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a large griddle or cast iron pan over high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the steak and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the steak has browned on all sides. Move to the side of the griddle to keep warm.
  6. Reduce the heat to medium/medium-high and add a bit more oil to the griddle. Place the tortillas on the griddle and top with a generous amount of cheese. On half of the tortillas, add some of the cooked steak, diced onion, cilantro, red sauce, and guacamole.
  7. Place the other tortilla (cheese-side down) on top of the fillings. Serve.
  8. Enjoy!

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