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Low-Carb Carne Asada Steak Taco Recipe

Low-Carb Carne Asada Steak Taco Recipe

Make the most out of your Trifecta Steak by utilizing a variety of marinades! You'll love this flavorful and simple Carne Asada Steak Taco recipe. We kept the tacos low-carb by replacing normal tortillas with crunchy jicama shells. 

The key to low-carb tacos... 

Jicama is a tuberous root vegetable sometimes referred to as the Mexican turnip or sweet turnip. In the kitchen, jicama can be enjoyed raw or cooked, and creates a perfect taco shell when kept whole and sliced thin. 

You can find prepared jicama ‘tortillas’ in the produce section of most grocery stores. The store-bought shells are ready to eat and require no cooking.

If you can’t find pre-sliced jicama shells, you can make your own but it would require having a piece of kitchen equipment called a mandoline. Purchase a head of bibb lettuce and use the leaves as wraps for another low-carb alternative. 

Jicama ‘tortillas’ make the perfect low-carb, gluten-free wrap and are additionally high in inulin, a beneficial prebiotic fiber. 

Carne what? 

Authentic Mexican Carne Asada simply refers to steak, preferably flat-iron, skirt or flank steak, that has been marinated, grilled to medium rare, and then thinly sliced. The key to mouth-watering carne asada is the quality of the meat and a good marinade. Trifecta steak is grass-fed, giving it a deep and luscious flavor.

Trifecta flat iron steak is a 90% lean, and a very tender cut of meat perfect for marinating and quick cooking methods.

A great way to get the most out of your Trifecta proteins is to experiment with various flavorful marinades full of fresh herbs and spices. Utilizing herbs and spices in your cooking at home can replace any added salt and enrich the taste of any recipe. 

Try out this easy birria steak taco recipe for another flavorful taco variation. 

How to Prepare Low-Carb Carne Asada Steak Tacos 

Prep time: 5 min 

Cook time: 8 min 

Servings: 3 (2 Tacos Per serving) 

Ingredients  

Carne Asada Marinated Steak 

  • 16 ounces Trifecta A La Carte Flat Iron Steak, sliced into thin pieces 
  • ⅓ cup avocado oil 
  • ¼ cup lime juice 
  • ¼ cup orange juice 
  • ¼ cup cilantro with the stems, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder or smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ground 
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried 
  • Optional: 1 jalapeno 

To build your tacos 

  • 1 package jicama shells 
  • Salsa of your choice or pico de gallo 
  • 1 fresh avocado, quartered and diced  
  • ½ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped 
  • 2 limes, quartered into wedges 

Tools 

  • Medium grill pan, saute pan or Air-Fryer
  • Tongs 
  • Small bowls
  • Knife and cutting board 

Technique 

Step 1: Marinade your steak 

Combine all the marinade ingredients into a bowl and then place into a zip-lock baggie or container with the steak. Let marinade for 5 minutes minimum before cooking, for the best results marinade overnight or up to 2 days. 

Easily meal prep for future taco nights by freezing the steak in the marinade; this will keep for up to 2 months and enriches the flavor of the meat! 

Step 2: Cook your Carne Asada 

Variety and learning to utilize various cooking methods and equipment can help take meal prep to the next level. 

Here are three quick ways to reheat your carne asada steak: 

  • On the Grill or Grill Pan: Heat your grill to medium high heat, brush the grates or grill pan with oil, and grill your Trifecta A La Carte steak for 1-2 minutes per side until charred and heated through. 
  • Saute-Pan: Heat your pan to high heat, add 1 teaspoon of avocado oil or 1-spray of nonstick spray and sear the steak for 1-2 minutes per side until golden brown and delicious.
  • Air-Fryer: Place steak in the air-fryer basket, set to 370 degrees F for 3 minutes and press start. 

No matter the cooking method, remove your steak from the heat and let it rest for 1-2 minutes before slicing into it, this helps preserve the juices. Once sliced, toss with extra marinade for a flavor boost. 

Step 3: Build your Tacos 

Once you have prepared your steak, pick your toppings and then fill your shell! I went with a simple homemade pico, fresh cilantro, and onion. 

Make this recipe your own; add roasted sweet potato, fresh avocado, bell peppers, or other tasty taco toppings 

Storing and Serving 

You can store your proteins in most marinades for up to 6 days, or freeze them in the marinade for later use. 

Cross-utilizing recipes and ingredients during the week will help you stick to your budget and save time. If you are preparing this taco recipe order extra steak and pair this Romesco Sauce and roasted vegetables for another simple meal. 

Serve these tacos with a side of your favorite mixed Trifecta A La Carte veggies, or if you want substitute both of these with some Trifecta Turkey patties!


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Low Carb Carne Asada Steak Taco Recipe

COOK TIME:

5 min

PREP TIME:

10 min

YIELD:

4

DESCRIPTION

You'll love this flavorful and simple Carne Asada Steak. We kept the tacos low-carb by replacing normal tortillas with crunchy jicama shells. 

INGREDIENTS

    Steak Marinade

  • 16 ounces Trifecta Flat Iron Steak
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro with stems, roughly chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder, or smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, or 3 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • optional: 1 small jalapeño, minced
  • Taco Toppings

  • 1 package Jicama Shells, or Romaine or Butterhead Lettuce Leafs; rinsed and set aside
  • Salsa of your choice or pico de gallo
  • 1 fresh avocado, quartered and diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 limes, quartered into wedges

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients into a bowl and then place into a zip-lock baggie or container with the steak. Let marinade for 5 minutes at the least before cooking, for the best results marinade overnight or up to 2 days.

  2. On the Grill or Grill Pan: Heat your grill to medium-high heat, brush the grates or grill pan with oil, and grill your Trifecta A La Carte steak for 1-2 minutes per side until charred and heated through.

  3. Refer to alternative cooking methods above, saute or air-fryer if desired.

  4. Remove your steak from the heat and let it rest for 1-2 minutes before slicing into it to preserve the juices. Once sliced, toss with extra marinade for a flavor boost.

  5. Once you have prepared your steak, pick your toppings, and then fill your shell! I went with a simple homemade pico, fresh cilantro, and onion.

NUTRITION FACTS

Servings: 1 | Calories Per Serving: 340

  • Total Fat 24g
    31%
  • Cholesterol 75mg
    0%
  • Sodium 105mg
    5%
  • Total Carbohydrates 9g
    3%
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 23g
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C