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06There is an annual celebration called National Taco Day. It is celebrated on October 4th. It’s like having a Mexican fiesta. Tacos come in many varieties. You may choose either hard shell or soft shelled tacos.

There are a plethora of savory filling ideas, such as; beef, chicken, seafood, and vegetables. There are also many garnishes to choose from like; cheese, onion, cilantro, lettuce, tomato, salsa and pico de gallo.

The word taco originated from the word Ataco which literally means “to stuff ”. Why not have your friends over this weekend for a taco bar? Fill bowls with a wide range of stuffings and toppings and enjoy some tacos.

I love all taco flavors, but Mexican Street tacos are my favorite. Try this easy and authentic carne asada taco recipe.

05MEXICAN STREET TACOS (CARNE ASADA)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 pounds skirt steak, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 12 mini flour tortillas
  • 3/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges

 

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, lime juice, 1 tablespoon canola oil, garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano.

In a gallon size Ziploc bag or large bowl, combine soy sauce mixture and steak; marinate for at least 1 hour up to 4 hours, turning the bag occasionally.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add steak and marinade, and cook, stirring often, until steak has browned and marinade has reduced, about 5-6 minutes, or until desired doneness.

Serve steak in tortillas, topped with onion, cilantro and lime.

 

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