Carne Asada Tacos with Mango Salsa

Carne Asada Tacos with Mango Salsa
Servings: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes plus 3 hours to overnight for marinating | Cook Time: 8 minutes


1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

½ cup orange juice

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce

2 tablespoons cilantro leaves

1 tablespoon honey

½ teaspoon chili powder

1 pound flank or skirt steak, fat trimmed

1 teaspoon kosher salt


1 large mango (about 1 cup), diced

¼ cup red onion, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and minced

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped

¼ teaspoon chili powder


6 (6-inch) whole wheat tortillas for serving


Carne Asada:

1. In a blender, combine chipotle pepper, orange juice, lime juice, oil, soy sauce, cilantro, honey and chili powder to make marinade.

2. Place steak in a rimmed baking dish and pour marinade over. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

3. Preheat a charcoal or gas grill to medium-high.

4. Remove the steak from the marinade, season with salt and grill for 4 minutes a side.

5. Transfer to a cutting board and rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

Mango Salsa:

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To Assemble:

1. Place tortillas on a baking sheet and toast both sides under broiler until lightly golden.

2. Slice steak into thin strips. Serve on tortillas with mango salsa.


Nutritional analysis per serving (2 tacos): Calories 646; Protein 38 g; Carbohydrates 54 g; Fat 32 g; 44% Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 98 mg; Sodium 1199 mg; Potassium 797 mg; Fiber 4 g

Recipe and image courtesy of the National Mango Board (