Carne Asada Tacos with Hungarian Twist


Carne Asada Tacos with Hungarian Twist

Hungarian-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos: A Fusion of Flavors

In the vibrant world of Hungarian cuisine, we bring you a delightful twist on the classic Mexican dish, Carne Asada Tacos. This fusion recipe combines the bold flavors of tender grilled beef with traditional Hungarian ingredients, creating a unique and mouthwatering culinary experience.

Jan Dec

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Total time: 46 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, Gluten-free, Dairy-free (if sour cream is omitted), Nut-free


Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Halal


While the original Carne Asada Tacos are typically seasoned with Mexican spices and served with salsa and guacamole, this Hungarian adaptation incorporates Hungarian paprika, sour cream, and pickled vegetables for a distinctively Hungarian twist. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 25g, 10g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 25g, 3g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, Hungarian paprika, vegetable oil, red wine vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  2. 2.
    Place the sliced beef steak in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Ensure all the meat is coated evenly. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight for enhanced flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove the beef from the marinade and grill for 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired level of doneness.
  4. 4.
    Remove the beef from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes. Then, thinly slice it against the grain.
  5. 5.
    Warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or on the grill for a few seconds on each side.
  6. 6.
    To assemble the tacos, spread a spoonful of sour cream on each tortilla. Top with the grilled beef slices and a generous amount of pickled vegetables. Garnish with fresh parsley.
  7. 7.
    Serve the Hungarian-inspired Carne Asada Tacos immediately and enjoy!

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Beef steak — For the best results, choose a tender cut of beef such as sirloin or ribeye. Make sure to slice it thinly against the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Hungarian paprika — Opt for high-quality Hungarian paprika to achieve the authentic flavor profile of this dish.
  • Pickled vegetables — Feel free to use a variety of pickled vegetables, such as cucumbers, peppers, and cabbage, to add a tangy and crunchy element to the tacos.

Tips & Tricks

  • For an extra burst of flavor, squeeze some fresh lemon or lime juice over the assembled tacos.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a pinch of Hungarian hot paprika or chili flakes to the marinade.
  • Customize your toppings by adding sliced onions, fresh tomatoes, or chopped herbs like dill or chives.
  • If you don't have a grill, you can cook the beef in a hot skillet or under the broiler.
  • To make it a complete meal, serve the tacos with a side of Hungarian cucumber salad or roasted potatoes.

Serving advice

Serve the Hungarian-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos on a platter, allowing everyone to assemble their own tacos according to their preferences. Provide extra sour cream and pickled vegetables on the side for those who want to add more toppings.

Presentation advice

Arrange the sliced beef, tortillas, sour cream, and pickled vegetables in an appealing and colorful manner. Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of green. The vibrant colors and enticing aroma will make these tacos irresistible.