Bavarian-style Carne Asada Tacos


Bavarian-style Carne Asada Tacos

Bavarian Fiesta Tacos: A Fusion of Mexican and Bavarian Flavors

In the heart of Bavaria, we bring you a unique twist on the classic Mexican dish, Carne Asada Tacos. This Bavarian adaptation combines the bold flavors of tender grilled beef with traditional Bavarian ingredients, creating a delightful fusion of cuisines. Get ready to experience a mouthwatering blend of Mexican and Bavarian flavors in every bite!

Jan Dec

15 minutes

6 minutes

1 hour 21 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free tortillas)

Mustard, Dairy

Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free


While the original Carne Asada Tacos are typically made with Mexican spices and ingredients, this Bavarian adaptation incorporates traditional Bavarian flavors. The marinade is enhanced with Bavarian beer and mustard, giving the beef a rich and tangy taste. Additionally, the tacos are served with sauerkraut and a creamy horseradish sauce, adding a Bavarian twist to this beloved Mexican dish. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 8g)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (Sugars: 3g)
  • Protein: 28g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the Bavarian beer, Bavarian mustard, minced garlic, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  2. 2.
    Place the sliced beef steak in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Ensure the beef is well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or a skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the beef from the marinade and discard the excess marinade.
  5. 5.
    Grill or cook the beef slices for 2-3 minutes per side, or until desired doneness.
  6. 6.
    Warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or on the grill for a few seconds on each side.
  7. 7.
    In a small bowl, mix the sour cream and horseradish to make the creamy horseradish sauce.
  8. 8.
    Assemble the tacos by placing a few slices of grilled beef on each tortilla. Top with sauerkraut and drizzle with the creamy horseradish sauce.
  9. 9.
    Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef steak — For tender and juicy results, choose a well-marbled cut such as ribeye or sirloin. Slice the beef against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Bavarian beer — Opt for a malty and flavorful Bavarian beer, such as Märzen or Dunkel, to enhance the taste of the marinade.
  • Bavarian mustard — Use a traditional Bavarian sweet mustard for a balanced tangy flavor.
  • Sauerkraut — Rinse the sauerkraut under cold water to reduce its acidity if desired.
  • Horseradish — Adjust the amount of horseradish according to your preference for spiciness.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smoky flavor, grill the beef over charcoal or wood chips.
  • Warm the tortillas just before serving to make them more pliable and enhance their flavor.
  • Customize your tacos by adding sliced radishes, diced tomatoes, or avocado as additional toppings.
  • If you prefer a milder horseradish sauce, mix it with a bit of mayonnaise.
  • Serve the tacos with a side of traditional Bavarian potato salad for a complete meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Bavarian-style Carne Asada Tacos hot, allowing your guests to assemble their own tacos. Provide extra sauerkraut, creamy horseradish sauce, and fresh parsley for garnishing. Accompany the tacos with a refreshing Bavarian beer or a glass of crisp white wine.

Presentation advice

Arrange the grilled beef slices neatly on a platter, placing the sauerkraut and creamy horseradish sauce in separate bowls. Stack the warm tortillas in a basket or serve them on a wooden board. Sprinkle fresh parsley over the tacos for a pop of color.