Skip to main content

Carnitas-Style Grilled Beef Tacos

  • 6 ServingsServings


  • 4 beef shoulder top blade steaks (flat iron) (about 8 ounces each)
  • 18 small corn tortillas (6 to 7-inch diameter)
  • Toppings: Minced white onion, chopped fresh cilantro, lime wedges
  • Marinade: 1 cup prepared tomatillo salsa
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Avocado Salsa:1-1/2 cups prepared tomatillo salsa
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup minced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt



1 Combine marinade ingredients in small bowl. Place beef steaks and marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steaks to coat.
2 Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours.
3 Remove steaks from marinade; discard marinade. Place steaks on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 10 to 14 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once.
4 Meanwhile combine avocado salsa ingredients in medium bowl. Set aside.
5 Place tortillas on grid. Grill until warm and slightly charred. Remove; keep warm.
6 Carve steaks into slices. Serve in tortillas with avocado salsa. Top with onion, cilantro and lime wedges, as desired.