Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Carne Asada Burritos

Hello?  Anyone out there?  Probably not, since I've neglected my blog for the past 2 months, but for reals, I'm back.  Over the past few months, I was traveling for work a lot, which didn't equal a lot of home cooked meals and when I was at home, I was just making my old standbys.  Yeah, yeah, I know , that’s always my excuse.  However, I'm now back in the kitchen, cooking up fabulous eats and treats.  So, lets get going with this one!

In our weekly meal planning, Jeremy said he wanted Carne Asada Burritos.  I immediately thought, "Umm, I'm not even sure what Carne Asada is exactly, besides delicious."  So, to the internet I went.  Specifically, to one of my favorite blogs - For the Love of Cooking.  Pam has a fabulous website with so many delicious recipes!  I've been reading here blog for a long time and I always find awesome stuff on it.
Just recently Pam posted Carne Asada Sandwiches. Um, yum!  Well, since we wanted burritos, all I had to do was make her Carne Asada recipe, add our fixins’ and ta-da, a delicious meal was born. 
Within our burritos, we added pinto beans, cilantro, cheese and grilled onions.  Mmmm, I’m not going to lie…this carne asada is fantastic!  Jeremy and I were both shocked how good it was.  I’m talking restaurant-quality- good here.  You should all make it this week.  Actually, you should all make it tomorrow night,  invite me over for dinner, and then go check out Pam’s blog, so we’ll talk about her recipes, deal? Open-mouthed smile
Slicing the meat.
Quickly being consumed by me!
Carne Asada Marinade
from Pam at For the Love of Cooking
Printable Recipe
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs of flank steak (I couldn’t find flank, so I used thin sirloin)
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (I only used about 1/3)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1-2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 4-5 cloves garlic minced
In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine all ingredients with flank steak and mix really well. Let marinate for at least 6 hours - overnight if you can.  When ready, grill to your likeness.