Carne Asada Tacos

Cook Time

10 Mins

Cooking Method






Prep Time

180 Mins




1/2 Tsp Black Pepper

1 Tsp Garlic Powder

2 Lime, Juiced

1 Tsp Salt

1 1/2 lbs Steak, Skirt

8 Tortilla

Cooking Instructions

Craving authentic Carne Asada street tacos? This recipe incorporates a skirt steak that is marinated in lime, salt, garlic and pepper for zesty, beefy flavors. You can do tacos many different ways on your Louisiana Grills pellet grill, so try this new twist to your personal menu.

What is Carne Asada

Carne Asada literally means grilled meat in Spanish. A typical Carne Asada dish contains either a flank or skirt steak that has been marinated in lime, salt, and other seasonings. The meat is then grilled and is usually sliced or chopped to serve in a taco, burrito, nachos, or on its own with sides of rice and beans.

Carne Asada Marinade

Place the steak, lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper into a large resealable bag, distribute the marinade evenly, and refrigerate for 3-12 hours.

Note: It is recommended to use Texas Mesquite Hardwood Pellets with this recipe.

  1. Start your Grill on ''smoke'' with the lid open until a fire is established in the burn pot (3-7 minutes).
  2. Preheat to 400°F Place the steaks on the grill, and grill them for 4-8 minutes, then flip the steaks and grill for an additional 4-8 minutes.
  3. Remove steaks from the grill, loosely cover them with foil, and let them sit for 5-10 minutes. Next chop the steaks into pieces and serve with tortillas and any desired toppings.

Special Tools

  • Large resealable plastic bag


Remember to slice your skirt steak against the grain for optimal tenderness.