Carne Asada tacos on the electric grill w/ homemade guacamole - Grill view

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by big twig, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    My wife wanted carne asada tacos and ceviche so I said sure I haven't had that in a while but I got a recipe from JustPassingThru for Poisson Cru

    and decided to make that instead of ceviche.

    Along with the carne asada I had to make some homemade guacamole (I hated guacamole until I made it myself and now I love it, I guess I always just had bad pre-made stuff)

    Marinated a flank steak I cut in half (I like it better with skirt steak but I couldn't find any) in lime juice, olive oil, cilantro, garlic,  jalapenos (couldn't  find serranos and mine are not ready to pick yet), oregano, and cumin. I flipped the meat several times while it was in the fridge.


    Made some guacamole with avocado, s & p, jalapenos (again no serranos), cayenne, red onion, tomato, cumin, cilantro, and lime juice.


    Grilled the steak on my electric grill (that I won in a raffle) along with a bell pepper


    On a grilled flour tortilla with sliced steak and guacamole (I normally do more but felt like keeping it simple, plus I was more excited to try the poisson cru)


    Everything was great and I get to eat it all again for dinner tonight.

    Thanks for looking!
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great,  where is mine?
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Guacamole in the DC area. How much were the avos? I bet they were expensive for sure. Looking good
  4. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks, that's a long drive from KC but if you drive fast you can have some leftovers with us tonight.
  5. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks! They were top dollar ($4.50 for 2) from the store I went to (Balduccis) but next door to me I have a much better store that has mostly local produce and USA products. There I get them much cheaper and they are from Cali. I am sure you get them super cheap. I am more then willing to pay for good products and I can't have good guacamole without avocados so I splurge sometimes.
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    EEEeeewwwww---it's GREEN !!!

    Just kidding---Looks real pretty!

    Never had it, but I'm betting it's Great !!!!

  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious!
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Now I want me some tacos. [​IMG]
  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It looks yummy
  10. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    HAHAHA, Thanks, what haven't you had, guacamole or carne asada? It's good stuff!
  11. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks AL!

    Yeah it actually lasted 3 days and I still more.

    Thanks, it was very good!
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Neither---Meat & Potatoes PA Dutch here!

    Lots of great stuff I never ate.

  13. cant beat authenic mexican tacos........just needed to trade the flour tortillas for CORN!!!!!! yay
  14. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I missed this one too Twig, sorry 'bout that, looks good, I wish I was having that tonight!

    Your right on with the limes, I prefer them over lemons for marinading, and the Guac looks killer!

    So now I understand Bear's thread about the avocado muffins, ...I'm slow folks.

  15. I like to make this every cinco de mayo. Toss it on the grill with some roma tomatoes, serranos, and Jalapenos. I turn the veggies into a salsa with garlic, onion, cilantro and lime juice. Add some fresh guac and diced cilantro and onions to top the tacos. Pop open some tecate and it dinner time.
  16. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Now this brings back memories of time spent south of the border!

    Looks great!

  17. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks! Sometimes I use corn but I prefer flour.
    Thanks Gene!

    Thanks Hooligan, Looking back at this thread makes me want tacos real bad. Gonna have to do this again real soon.

    Thanks JC1947!
  18. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    Sorry i missed it.[​IMG]
  19. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I could eat a couple of those for sure!
  20. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks! These old threads popping up just make me want to make it again.

    Thanks Shooter

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