Carne Asada Burrito Bar

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How are all of you fine folks today?

I am doing pretty ding dang good myself.
Yes, I have a broken foot, but when you have the kind of deliciousness that you see right there👆🏻in your face, or your fridge ready to be made into a breakfast burrito as the case might be, it is super hard to be anything but happy!

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Y'all know that I am originally from Southern California and transplanted here in Western Washington, and for the most part, I identify with being a true Washingtonian now.

But not when it comes to Mexican food.

Ohhhh no!

For the last 12 years, I have tried to find a Mexican restaurant here to no avail 😞

There are actually 6 or 7 places within a 30 min drive from my house and none of them are good.

They aren't horrible, well OK a couple are pretty bad, it is just that they aren't what I am craving. That certain flavor is not there and it leaves me feeling so disapointed

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So, a few years ago I started trying to come up with my own recipes for my Mexican faves.

I have Homemade Pico de Gallo, Roasted Tomato Salsa Roja, Red Chile Enchilada Sauce, Salsa Fresca (Restaurant Style Salsa)Chili Rellenos with Roasted Tomato Sauce, Mexican Grilled Corn (Elotes), and Beef Taquitos.

But coming up with a carne asada recipe that really made me happy, like my taste buds dance in my mouth happy, just wasn't happening.

Oh I found a million and one recipes online for marinade. The Best Carne Asada Marinade, Easy Carne Asada Marinade, Authentic Carne Asada Marinade, San Diego Style Carne Asada Marinade, blah blah blah.

NOPE! Just not "it".

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Now, I realize that "it" is based on everyone's personal taste but I gotta say that I nailed this one.

I mean like my taste buds did a double backflip with a twist and stuck the landing nailed it!

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The reason why I finally found my way to carne asada flavor town?

Well, let's first go with the meat used.

I always, always, always use Certified Angus Beef ® brand with any recipe that calls for beef.

Why?

Well, there are so many reasons really, but let's go with a couple that I really feel make my decision so easy.

#1 Their beef is grass-fed until right before they go to market, where they are finished on grain. This helps to create that wonderful marbling effect (the white flecks you see throughout the meat) which equals the best beef ever.

Marbling is the distribution of fat throughout the beef that adds tenderness and most of all it ads FLAVOR!

#2 Certified Angus Beef ® brand beef is judged on 10 exacting quality standards and those standards are more strict than USDA Choice, or Prime beef.

In fact, only 3 out of every 10 Angus cattle meet the brand's high standards!

That tells you that they mean business when it comes to the business of bringing the best beef ever to our plates.

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The other reason I finally hit the nail on the head with this carne asada?

I kept it simple.

Some of the marinades I was coming up with had a laundry list of ingredients.

I guess I thought I needed all of that stuff to find that "Mexico" flavor I was craving and yes, before someone says it, the true Mexican carne asada has very little going on as far as a "marinade" but I wad a specific flavor I was used to getting when I had my carne asada in San Diego and, thank the heavens, I finally found it.

I used a few fresh ingredients and BAM flavor met beef, beef met mouth, and taste buds did the happy dance.

END.OF.STORY.

Now get yer hiney to the store, pick up your Certified Angus Beef ® brand skirt steak (or flank steak) and the other yummies you need to make this recipe.

Chop, grill, eat, and be happy!

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Yield: 8 burritos

Carne Asada Burrito Bar

Make this Carne Asada Burrito Bar the center of your next party or family dinner night. The marinade is so full of flavor you'll never want to use anything else ever again!
prep time: 1 hour and 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 1 hours and 20 mins

Ingredients:

For the Marinade
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 orange, juiced
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
For the Carne Asada
  • 2 pounds Certified Angus Beef ® brand skirt steak (or flank steak) *See Notes
  • Olive oil, for coating the grill
  • Kosher salt 
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
For the Burrito Bar

Instructions

For the Marinade
  1. In a food processor, blend together the garlic, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, orange juices, salt, pepper, vinegar, and olive oil, until well combined.
For the Carne Asada
  1. Place the skirt steak in a large zipper-top plastic bag and pour the marinade over it. Shake the bag to make sure the meat is well coated and refrigerate for 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Don't marinate the steak longer, or the fibers break down too much and the meat could get mushy.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill or an indoor grill pan to medium-high. Brush the grates with a little oil to prevent the meat from sticking. Take the steak out of the marinade and season on both sides liberally with salt and pepper
  3. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes per side, turning once, until medium-rare. Remove the steak to a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Thinly slice the steak against the grain, then cut into bite-sized pieces.
For the Burritos
  1. Warm the tortillas for 30 seconds on each side in a skillet or on the grill, until they are a bit toasted and pliable.
  2. Place 1/8th (4-ounces) of the carne asada in the center of a warm tortilla, top with shredded cheese, pico de gallo, guacamole, and sour cream.
  3. Pull the sides of the tortilla up as you wrap the top over the meat mixture and roll. Wrap the burritos up tightly in parchment paper or foil to allow the cheese to melt.
  4. If you are not eating the burritos immediately place them in the oven on warm until you are ready to eat.

NOTES:

If using flank steak the cook time will be a bit longer due to the thickness of the meat. To achieve medium-rare cook to an internal temperature of 130 degrees F. The meat will continue cooking as it rests to reach 135 degrees.
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2 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about craving food only to be disappointed. I have that problem with Asian restaurants ... we've lived here 5 years and I still haven't found a "good" one. Ugh!

    I have to tell you, carne asada is my jam. It's my favorite thing when ordering out - and now, I love that I can make it at home!

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    1. We don't have any good Asian restaurants here either! If we drove to Seattle we could find some, same as Mexican food I am sure. I am glad I could help you out with this marinade. It is SO good. One thing, make sure to salt the steak before you grill. The first time I made this I didn't and it definitely needed it.

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