Mexican night starts with carne asada--tender citrus-marinated beef piled high on corn tortillas with grilled cactus, cilantro, and 2 types of zesty salsa.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Add uncooked carne asada to large bowl. Add garlic, salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon of fresh lime juice, orange juice, basil leaves, honey, olive oil, 1/2 cup red onion to meat. Mix together completely and marinate 5 minutes.

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  • Add marinated meat to grill on medium to high heat. Brush the marinade over meat and cook until well done.

  • Grill cactus on both sides medium heat, 5 minutes on each side.

  • Remove meat and cactus from grill and sliced in very thin pieces.

  • Warm tortillas on grill. Place warmed tortilla on plate. Add carne asada to center of tortilla.

  • Add to the center, remaining red onion, cactus, cilantro, green onions, remaining 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and salsa.

  • Serve with guacamole, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 10.6g; carbohydrates 29.7g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 19.6mg; sodium 1871.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Rating: 3 stars
12/24/2011
This was good, but I did add about 1 tablespoon of my homemade taco seasoning because it seemed a bit bland. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2012
All I can say is "Excellent"! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2013
This was a good recipe. will be making it again. thanks :0) Read More
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