Carne Asada Steak Fajitas Recipe with Homemade Flour Tortillas
Learn how to make a delicious carne asada recipe and serve them up as steak fajitas with homemade flour tortillas and toppings!
For the Carne Asada:
- juice of 3 limes
- 4 finely minced garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
- ¼ cup of chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 seeded and finely minced fresh jalapeño
- 2 teaspoons of sugar
- 3 tablespoons of white vinegar
- ½ cup of olive oil
- 2 teaspoons of sea salt
- 1 to 2 pounds of flank steak
For the Homemade Tortillas:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tablespoon of sea salt
- ½ tablespoon of baking powder
- ½ cup of canola oil or lard
- 1 1/3 cup of warm water
Carne Asada: Add all ingredients to a plastic bag and mix until completely combined. Marinate at least for 2 hours or best overnight.
Remove from the marinade and cook on a very hot grill, 450° to 550° for 4 to 5 minutes per side for a rare to medium-rare internal temperature. Slice against the grain and serve with assorted toppings.
Homemade Tortillas: Add the flour, salt, and baking powder to a standing mixer with the paddle attachment on medium-low speed and add in the oil and water and knead for 1 minute.
Transfer to a clean surface and divide it into 20 individual balls.
Roll each ball out until it is about 8” to 9” in diameter.
Cook each tortilla on a hot griddle or large frying pan on high heat for 20 to 30 seconds per side or until they are cooked and lightly browned. Keep warm in a towel.
Serve with the carne asada and toppings.
Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 843mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3mg