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Carne Asada Barbecue

Transform ordinary flank steak into a tender, flavorful fiesta for the mouth. The secret's in the marinade!

Type: Meat
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 237mlLime juice
1/2 cup 118mlVegetable juice cocktail
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozChopped onion
1 tablespoon 15mlSnipped fresh parsley
  = (or 1 tspn dried parsley flakes)
2   Garlic cloves - minced
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFreshly-ground black pepper
  Carne Asada
1   Beef flank steak - (abt 1 1/2 lbs)
2   Sweet red or green peppers - cut thin strips
1   Onion - thinly sliced (large)
1 tablespoon 15mlButter
12   Flour tortillas - (8" dia)
3/4 cup 177mlSalsa
3/4 cup 177mlPrepared guacamole

Recipe Instructions

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 3 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally to distribute marinade.

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 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.

This recipe yields 6 servings.

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