Barbecued Carne Asada
The secret to this recipe is in the marinade!
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1/2 cup vegetable juice cocktail
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 (1 1/2 pound) beef flank steak
- 2 sweet red or green peppers, cut into thin strips
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 12 (8-inch) flour tortillas
- 3/4 cup salsa
- 3/4 cup prepared guacamole
- To make the marinade, in a medium bowl whisk together all marinade
ingredients. Place steak in a resealable plastic bag set into a
shallow dish. Pour marinade over steak; close bag. Marinate in the
refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally to distribute
- Meanwhile, cut an 18-inch square of heavy-duty aluminum foil. Place
peppers and sliced onion in center of foil. Dot with butter. Bring
up 2 opposite edges of foil and, leaving a little space for expansion
of steam, tightly seal top, then each end.
- Remove steak from marinade,
reserving marinade. Place steak in center of cooking grate. Grill
for 10 to 15 minutes for rare or 15 to 19 minutes for medium, turning
and brushing with reserved marinade once halfway through grilling
time. Place foil packet of vegetables on the cooking grate beside
steak during the last 10 minutes of grilling time.
- Wrap tortillas in heavy-duty aluminum foil; place on cooking grate
beside steak during the last 5 minutes of grilling time. Turn tortilla
packet once halfway through grilling.
- Slice steak diagonally across
the grain into thin slices.
- Serve in tortillas with peppers and
onions, salsa, and guacamole.
Makes 6 servings.