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Carne Asada Tacos with Avocado Crema

The perfect way to enjoy steak tacos at home.  Marinated lean steak grilled to perfection served in a corn tortilla and topped with fresh Pico de GalloAvocado Crema, and Queso fresco.  
Prep Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 8 hrs 23 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 10


  • 1 Pound Skirt Steak
  • 10 Corn Tortillas, (I use Mission Ultra-Thin Corn Tortillas)
  • Cilantro, For garnish
  • Queso Fresco, For garnish
  • Lime Wedges, For garnish
  • Pico de Gallo, For garnish
  • Avocado Crema, For garnish (Recipe link in notes section)

Asada Marinade:

  • 2 Dried Guajillo Chilies, Stems and seeds removed
  • 2 Canned Chipotle Peppers
  • ½ Cup Orange Juice
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Coriander
  • 2 Teaspoons Light Brown Sugar


Asada Marinade Directions:

  • In a microwave safe bowl, microwave the seeded guajillo peppers for 15 seconds. Transfer to a food processor (or blender).
  • To the food processor, add chipotle peppers, orange juice, lime juice, olive oil, soy sauce, cumin, coriander, and brown sugar. Mix well.
  • In a large zip lock bag, add steak along with marinade. Store in refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.

Taco Directions:

  • Remove steak from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  • Heat indoor grill (or cast iron skillet) over medium high heat for 3 minutes.
  • Grill steak on grill for 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove steak from grill and let rest for 5 minutes. (The steak should be medium as it continues to cook when it rests).
  • Slice steak into strips.
  • Char tortillas on gas stove on low heat for 2 minutes on each side. If you do not have a gas stove, heat tortillas in skillet over low heat for 4 minutes on each side.
  • Make Avocado Crema according to directions.
  • Make Pico de Gallo according to directions.

To Assemble Tacos:

  • Lay corn tortilla, then add 3 strips of steak, top with Pico de Gallo, drizzle Avocado Crema, sprinkle Queso fresco and fresh cilantro, then add fresh squeezed lime.


**Click here to follow recipe directions for Quick & Easy Avocado Crema.**
**Click here to follow recipe directions for Pico de Gallo Salsa.**

Nutrition is based on the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 5, 2 Tacos Per Serving- (9 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 320 FAT: 14.5 SATURATED FAT: 4.5 CARBS: 20.4 FIBER: 2.7 SUGARS: 5.7 PROTEIN: 25.9