Carne Asada Tacos with a Brazilian Twist


Carne Asada Tacos with a Brazilian Twist

Brazilian-inspired Carne Asada Tacos: A Flavorful Fusion

In the vibrant world of Brazilian cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Mexican dish, Carne Asada Tacos. This Brazilian-inspired version infuses the rich flavors of traditional Brazilian ingredients into tender grilled beef, creating a mouthwatering fusion that will transport your taste buds to the sunny beaches of Brazil.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Low-carb, Paleo-friendly


Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, High-carb, Low-protein


While the original Mexican Carne Asada Tacos are typically seasoned with Mexican spices and served with salsa and guacamole, this Brazilian adaptation incorporates Brazilian seasonings and adds a touch of tropical flair to the dish. The marinade features Brazilian ingredients such as lime juice, garlic, cumin, and a hint of spicy malagueta pepper, giving the beef a unique and irresistible flavor profile. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 15g, 5g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 20g, 2g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the lime juice, minced garlic, cumin, paprika, dried oregano, malagueta pepper sauce, salt, and pepper.
  2. 2.
    Place the flank steak in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Rub the marinade into the meat, ensuring it is evenly coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat your grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the marinated steak from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
  5. 5.
    Grill the steak for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until it reaches your desired level of doneness. Remove from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it thinly against the grain.
  6. 6.
    Warm the corn tortillas on the grill for about 30 seconds on each side.
  7. 7.
    Assemble the tacos by placing a few slices of grilled steak on each tortilla. Top with sliced onions, bell peppers, and fresh cilantro.
  8. 8.
    Serve the tacos with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the meat.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Flank steak — For tender and juicy results, make sure to slice the steak thinly against the grain after grilling.
  • Malagueta pepper sauce — Adjust the amount according to your spice preference. If you can't find malagueta pepper sauce, feel free to use your favorite hot sauce as a substitute.

Tips & Tricks

  • For added flavor, marinate the steak overnight to allow the Brazilian spices to penetrate the meat.
  • If you prefer a smoky flavor, you can grill the onions and bell peppers alongside the steak.
  • To make the tacos more Brazilian-inspired, serve them with a side of farofa (toasted cassava flour) and a refreshing caipirinha cocktail.

Serving advice

Serve the Brazilian-inspired Carne Asada Tacos hot, allowing your guests to customize their tacos with additional toppings such as salsa, guacamole, or Brazilian-style chimichurri sauce.

Presentation advice

Arrange the tacos on a platter, garnishing them with fresh cilantro leaves and lime wedges for an inviting and vibrant presentation.