Carne Asada Tacos with a Russian Twist


Carne Asada Tacos with a Russian Twist

Russian-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos: A Flavorful Fusion

In the context of Russian cuisine, these Carne Asada Tacos offer a delightful fusion of Mexican and Russian flavors. Tender marinated beef, grilled to perfection, is paired with traditional Russian ingredients and served in warm tortillas. This unique combination creates a mouthwatering dish that will transport your taste buds to a whole new world of culinary delight.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

6 minutes

2 hours 21 minutes (including marinating time)

4 servings


Omnivore, Low-carb, High-protein, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free tortillas), Dairy-free (if omitting sour cream)

Soy (in soy sauce), Wheat (in flour tortillas)

Vegetarian, Vegan, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the original Mexican Carne Asada Tacos are typically seasoned with Mexican spices and served with salsa and guacamole, this Russian adaptation incorporates Russian flavors and ingredients. The marinade includes Russian herbs and spices, and the tacos are garnished with traditional Russian toppings such as sour cream, dill, and pickled vegetables. 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: 6g)
  • Carbohydrates: 25g (Sugars: 4g)
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 2.5g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine the minced garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, Russian mustard, honey, chopped dill, paprika, black pepper, and salt. Mix well to create the marinade.
  2. 2.
    Place the thinly sliced beef steak in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over it. Ensure the beef is evenly coated. Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for best results.
  3. 3.
    Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the marinated beef from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
  5. 5.
    Grill the beef slices for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked to your desired level of doneness. Remove from the grill and let it rest for a few minutes.
  6. 6.
    Warm the flour tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave.
  7. 7.
    To assemble the tacos, place a few slices of grilled beef on each tortilla. Top with a dollop of sour cream, pickled vegetables, and fresh dill.
  8. 8.
    Serve the Russian-inspired Carne Asada Tacos immediately and enjoy!

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.
  • Russian mustard — If Russian mustard is not available, you can substitute it with Dijon mustard mixed with a pinch of horseradish for a similar flavor.
  • Pickled vegetables — Feel free to use a variety of pickled vegetables such as cucumbers, carrots, or cabbage for added tanginess and crunch.

Tips & Tricks

  • For extra flavor, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the grilled beef before assembling the tacos.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add a dash of Russian hot sauce or sprinkle some chili flakes on top of the tacos.
  • To make the tacos more substantial, consider adding a side of Russian-style mashed potatoes or a fresh cucumber salad.

Serving advice

Serve the Russian-Inspired Carne Asada Tacos as a main course for lunch or dinner. Accompany them with a side of Russian-style mashed potatoes or a fresh cucumber salad for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

Arrange the tacos on a platter, garnishing them with a sprinkle of fresh dill for an elegant touch. Serve with a side of pickled vegetables and a dollop of sour cream on the side for guests to customize their tacos.