Soulful Carne Asada Tacos


Soulful Carne Asada Tacos

Soulful Fiesta Tacos: A Southern Twist on Mexican Carne Asada

In the realm of soul food, we bring you a delightful fusion of flavors with our Soulful Carne Asada Tacos. This dish combines the vibrant Mexican tradition of carne asada with the comforting essence of soul food. Get ready to savor tender marinated steak, zesty salsa, and a touch of Southern charm, all wrapped in a warm tortilla.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

15 minutes

30 minutes

4 servings


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


Vegan, Vegetarian, Keto, Pescatarian, Halal


While staying true to the essence of Mexican carne asada, our Soulful Carne Asada Tacos incorporate elements of soul food to create a unique culinary experience. We infuse the marinade with a blend of soulful spices, and the traditional salsa is enhanced with a touch of smoky barbecue flavor. The tacos are served with a side of collard greens, adding a soulful twist to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Carne asada tacos, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 450 kcal / 1884 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 5g)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (Sugars: 15g)
  • Protein: 35g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Salt: 2g


  1. 1.
    In a bowl, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, onion powder, brown sugar, black pepper, and cayenne pepper (if desired).
  2. 2.
    Place the flank steak in a resealable plastic bag and pour the marinade over it. Seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for maximum flavor.
  3. 3.
    Preheat the grill or stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. 4.
    Remove the steak from the marinade and discard the excess marinade.
  5. 5.
    Grill the steak for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. Let it rest for a few minutes before slicing it thinly against the grain.
  6. 6.
    Warm the flour tortillas on the grill or stovetop.
  7. 7.
    In a small bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, diced tomatoes, diced onions, chopped cilantro, and pickled jalapenos to make the salsa.
  8. 8.
    Assemble the tacos by placing a few slices of carne asada on each tortilla, topping with the salsa, and serving with a side of cooked collard greens.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Flank steak — For tender results, slice the steak against the grain after grilling.
  • Collard greens — Remove the tough stems before cooking for a more enjoyable texture.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smokier flavor, grill the tortillas for a few seconds on each side before assembling the tacos.
  • If you prefer a milder salsa, remove the seeds from the jalapenos before chopping.
  • Add a squeeze of lime juice to the tacos for a refreshing twist.
  • Experiment with different barbecue sauce flavors to find your favorite combination.
  • If you don't have access to collard greens, substitute with other soul food favorites like black-eyed peas or cornbread.

Serving advice

Serve the Soulful Carne Asada Tacos with a side of cooked collard greens and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro on top. Offer lime wedges for squeezing over the tacos to enhance the flavors.

Presentation advice

Arrange the tacos on a platter, garnishing with additional cilantro leaves and pickled jalapenos for an eye-catching presentation. Serve the collard greens in a separate bowl or on the side.