This Carne Asada Taco with Marinated Flank Steak Recipe is packed with amazing, authentic flavors and is simple to do! When done properly, this can rival any authentic restaurant or taco truck you’ve ever visited! Mike from “Everyday BBQ” will show you how to bring this recipe to your table step-by-step! This cook will be done on the Slow 'N Sear® Kettle. See below for everything you’ll need and full directions for this recipe!
- Flank Steak (we used approximately a 2lb portion)
- Corn Tortillas
- 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chopped or minced Garlic
- Salt/Pepper to taste
- Juice from 1 freshly squeezed Lime
- Handful of chopped Cilantro
- All your favorite toppings and sauce
Start by washing your hands before performing any food prep.
In a bowl, mix olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt/pepper, lime juice and cilantro. Mix well and pour over Flank Steak in a sealable bag/container. Be sure to apply the marinade to the meat on all surfaces by hand. Once covered completely, seal bag or container and place in the fridge for 2-24 hours before cook (the longer the better).
NOTE: Remove the water reservoir from the Slow ‘N Sear for extra searing surface area. Also remove the Easy Spin Grate from the cooker and do not place back on until you are ready to cook. Be sure to have heat protection gloves handy as well as your SnS-100 Instant Read Thermometer.
Cook Temperature: High temp searing cook. To achieve this, fill the Slow 'N Sear with one full chimney worth of pre-lit and white-hot coals, open bottom vent fully.
Once your coals are ready, place the Easy Spin Grate onto the cooker and immediately place the steak onto the hot searing area. Allow steak to sear for 90 seconds, then spin the grate ½ turn and flip the steak back over the hot coals onto the cooled side of the grate. Repeat process 2-4 times depending on thickness of steak and watch the outside of the steak carefully to assure you don’t burn it. Once the Steak hits the target temperature of 124°F (pre-rest) remove from heat and allow to rest up to our target temperature range of 132-135°F.
If your steak sear is good but you have not reached your target temperature yet, simply place the steak onto the indirect side of the cooker and use the “cracked lid method” to finish off the cook as shown in video. Watch the temperature of the steak carefully to assure you do not overcook. Once it reached the target pre-rest temp of 124°F, remove from heat, rest for a few minutes.
While it rests, don’t forget to roast your corn tortillas over the direct heat.
Then slice the steak against the grain, finish cutting into bite sized slices, build your tacos with all your favorite toppings and ENJOY!