Carne Asada Tacos


Carne Asada Tacos

Dutch-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos: A Fusion of Mexican and Dutch Flavors

In the context of Dutch cuisine, these Dutch-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos bring a delightful fusion of Mexican and Dutch flavors to your table. The tender marinated beef, grilled to perfection, is paired with traditional Dutch ingredients and served in warm tortillas. Get ready to experience a unique and delicious twist on a classic Mexican dish.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

6 minutes

1 hour 21 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if omitting cheese), Nut-free, Low-carb (if using lettuce wraps instead of tortillas)

Soy (in soy sauce), Worcestershire sauce (contains anchovies)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Halal


While the original Mexican carne asada tacos are typically seasoned with Mexican spices and served with traditional Mexican toppings, this Dutch-inspired version incorporates Dutch flavors and ingredients. The marinade includes Dutch herbs and spices, and the tacos are garnished with Dutch cheese, pickled onions, and a tangy Dutch-style sauce. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 380 kcal / 1590 kJ
  • Fat: 20g (Saturated Fat: 6g)
  • Carbohydrates: 20g (Sugar: 2g)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the vegetable oil, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  2. 2.
    Place the sliced beef in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Ensure the beef is well coated. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the beef from the marinade and discard the excess marinade.
  5. 5.
    Grill the beef for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  6. 6.
    Remove the beef from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, slice it into thin strips.
  7. 7.
    Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or on the grill for a few seconds on each side.
  8. 8.
    To assemble the tacos, place a few slices of grilled beef on each tortilla. Top with grated Dutch cheese, pickled onions, and fresh cilantro.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Dutch-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos warm and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef — Choose a tender cut of beef, such as flank steak or skirt steak, for the best results. Make sure to slice it thinly against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Dutch cheese — Gouda or Edam cheese work well in this recipe, providing a creamy and slightly nutty flavor.
  • Pickled onions — To pickle the onions, thinly slice them and soak them in a mixture of vinegar, sugar, and salt for at least 30 minutes before using.

Tips & Tricks

  • For extra flavor, squeeze some fresh lime juice over the assembled tacos before serving.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add some sliced jalapenos or a drizzle of hot sauce to the tacos.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can cook the beef in a hot skillet or under the broiler in your oven.
  • Customize your toppings by adding sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes, or a dollop of sour cream to the tacos.
  • If you're short on time, you can marinate the beef for at least 30 minutes, although longer marinating time will result in more flavorful meat.

Serving advice

Serve the Dutch-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos as a main course for lunch or dinner. Accompany them with a side of Mexican rice and refried beans for a complete meal. Offer additional toppings and sauces on the side for guests to customize their tacos according to their preferences.

Presentation advice

Arrange the tacos on a platter, garnished with fresh cilantro leaves for a pop of color. Serve them with a wedge of lime on the side for squeezing over the tacos. The vibrant colors and enticing aroma will make these Dutch-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos an appealing dish to serve.