Beer Marinated Carne Asada Tacos


  • 1.5kg/3pound flank steak
  • 1 bottle Mexican beer
  • 1 bunch cilantro/coriander (use the root for the marinade and the leaves to finish or for salsa)
  • 2 large navel oranges, juiced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced/finely sliced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tsp mild-medium chile powder (ancho, chipotle, etc, if using cayenne, use a smaller amount)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Rub dry ingredients over flank steak and put into a bowl/container
  2. Add in all wet ingredients, cover and put in fridge to marinade from 1-4 hours.
  3. Don't leave it longer than this - the beer and fruit juice acid will break down the flesh too much.
  4. Remove steak from fridge a half hour or so before cooking.
  5. Heat a grill (preferably charcoal) to searing hot.
  6. Place steak on grill, brushing off any chunks of garlic or coriander root.
  7. Cook flank steak approx 8 minutes each side. 
  8. Rest under foil for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.