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Melinda's Garden Moments
Friday, 15 June 2012 14:46

Delicious Discoveries: for Father’s Day!

Today I’m taking you in the Kitchen for a recipe for Father’s Day! Try this delicious recipe for Grilled Carne Asada Tacos marinated in an orange, garlic, and smoky chili powder rub. This recipe is perfect to prepare for your Dad this Father’s day or any day of the summer and will give you an excuse to get outside and fire up that BBQ or the indoor grill!   

Grilled Carne Asada Tacos


1 lb. hanger steak

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 orange, large

2 tablespoon chili powder

1 tablespoon smoked paprika

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon salt

Corn tortillas

Yellow onion, diced fine for garnish

Cilantro, chopped for garnish

Place the hanger steak in a plastic container with a lid or in a plastic bag and coat with minced garlic, the juice of an orange, chili powder, smoked paprika and black pepper. Mix well to rub all of the ingredients on the steak. Let the meat marinate overnight or at least 1 hour. To cook the carne asada, heat a grill pan or the BBQ on high heat. Season the steak with salt on both sides, then place the steak directly on the grill and leave it undisturbed for 6-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the steak. Turn the steak 90° and cook it for another 3-5 minutes to create nice grill marks. Flip the steak to the other side and repeat this process until the steak is cooked to your desired doneness. Remove from the grill and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing. Meanwhile heat a few tortillas on the grill just to warm through. To serve the tacos place a mound of meat over two stacked warm corn tortillas and top with a generous garnish of onions and chopped cilantro.