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Carne Asada Street Tacos

Justine works and writes from her home in Michigan. She loves to encourage others through her writing.


The Best Carne Asada

Are you in search for something that will actually impress the family? This recipe for Carne Asada street tacos is good enough to please the pickiest of eaters. The flavors of the meat, cilantro, and seasonings are enough to make your mouth water.

They Beg me to Make This

This is my husbands favorite meal and he basically begs me to make this. Any person whose tried these street tacos claim they are the best thing they ever had. My husband claims I should open a restaurant with this as my main dish. I will also tell you I have never ever had a carne Assada taco that can compare with the actual flavor in this recipe. I’ve been to several Mexican restaurants to try their Carne Assada and I’m sorry but they have very little flavor. Maybe I’m hyping this recipe up too much, but I think you will be agree with me that it will be your new family favorite.

Just Let it Cook all Day

What I like best about this recipe is that I can start it early in the morning and let it cook all day while doing laundry and running after my toddler. It’s something you can start before work by just setting a crock pot on low and cooking 8 hours instead of 4-5 hours on high. You can serve this at any family function or gathering because it is so flavorful and in my experience most people have never even heard of this so it can really be a conversation piece and gourmet alternative to normal tacos.


(Yields over 20 servings)

Chuck Roast - a medium to large piece of meat.

Garlic cloves minced about 1 tablespoon

Green onion -2 bunches

Limes-2 cut into slices

Cilantro -1 bunch is plenty

Taco cheese or shredded Colby jack

Taco seasoning -1 package

Cooking oil (vegetable, canola, olive oil or whatever you have on hand.)

Garlic powder



Corn or flour tortillas

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Optional Sour Cream

Prep TimeCook TimeYields

15 mins

4-5 hours on high or 8 hours on low.

<20 servings


1.) Season the chuck roast with about 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper on both sides. Rub the seasoning into the meat.

2.) Sear the meat on all sides by heating up a tablespoon of cooking oil in a skillet and browning all sides. This ensures the meat will hold in the juicy flavors and gives the roast a beautiful browned look. If you are not familiar with how to seat meat please check out the video below.

3.) Remove from skillet and place in the bottom of a crock pot. Top with 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic, the chopped green onion from two bunches, and juice from half a lime.

4.) Add 2 cups water to the bottom of the crockpot and let cook for approximately 4 hours on high heat or 7-8 hours on low.

5.) After that time has passed, you may now shred the roast by using two forks. It should be falling apart by now and be easily shredded.

6.) Add 1 package of Taco Seasoning, and around 3 tablespoons of chopped cilantro and mix.

7.) Cook under medium heat approximately one more hour. You may turn the setting to warm or low at this point in time if need be.

8.) Serve over warmed Tortillas. You may use corn or flour. Top with cheese than fresh cilantro and serve with lime wedges on the side in order for your guest to squeeze his/her own fresh lime juice on top. Sour Cream is also good if you like it and a pinch of salt on top is also very satisfying.

How to Sear a Roast

Ingredients added to crock pot.

Ingredients added to crock pot.

After shredding the meat and adding taco seasoning.

After shredding the meat and adding taco seasoning.

Bursting with Flavor

After the end to a long day nothing is better than a good meal. When you bite into these Carne Assada Street Tacos it’s almost enough to take the stress away if only for a moment. I love food that has a great consistency and bursting with flavor. Have you got a chance to try this recipe? Please leave your comments below and thank you for looking.

Topped with fresh cilantro and ready to serve.

Topped with fresh cilantro and ready to serve.

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