Beef tacos

Beef tacos

The best recipe for carne asada, or beef tacos which are made with grilled steak and served with guacamole, pickled chillies and a fresh coriander salsa. Serve as part of a Mexican-style feast
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Marinate the meat with the lime juice, cumin, garlic and sugar. Season and leave for 2 hours or overnight in the fridge.
  2. Step 2

    For the guacamole, crush the garlic, coriander, chilli and some salt with a mortar and pestle. Add the avocados and lime juice. Crush everything together and scrape into a bowl. Mix the salsa ingredients in another bowl and season.
  3. Step 3

    Heat the bbq or a heavy griddle pan. Wipe the marinade from the meat and brush with oil. Season and grill on direct heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of the meat. It should get a nice char before you flip it over. Rest under foil for 10 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Brush the tortillas with a little oil, and warm them through on each side in a heavy griddle pan until they take on the golden char lines. Mould into a taco shape and leave to firm up (you may need to hold them in place using a couple of glasses). Chop the meat into bite-sized pieces and serve with the guacamole, salsa and tortillas.