Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Authentic Mexican Arrachera Tacos with Salsa Verde

Authentic Mexican Arrachera Tacos with Salsa Verde
(Carne Asada)
Food Crafting - lol :)

I was lucky enough to have a very sweet friend teach me how to make these authentic steak tacos that are my families favorite meal.   I made this meal Live on Periscope in 3 sections, the prep, how the veggies should look when ready for the Verde salsa and how to cook and serve the tacos.  So, I hope you enjoy the videos and make some for your family :)  Full recipe and ingredient list is below.

Preparing the ingredients:

Full Recipe for Arrachera Tacos:
  • Arrachera - Back Skirt Steak - 3 to 4 pounds (sliced thin and passed thru the machine) 
                      It is best to find a hispanic grocery store to get the meat, as the butcher department                               knows how to slice and tenderize the meat for these authentic steak tacos.  believe me I                       have tried to find this type of meat at other stores, but the flavor is just not the same if                         the meat is not prepared properly)
  • Salt 
  • Black Pepper
  • 10 limes - wash and juice
  • tortillas - to serve taco on (corn or flour warmed)
Instructions:
1. Salt and pepper each side of meat,
2. Sprinkle each piece with 1/ tsp of lime juice.
3. Place each piece as you go, into bowl.
4. Pour beer over meat, cover and marinate 1/2 hr
    to 24 hr for more flavor.  Grill till nice and brown.

*  Serve on corn or flour tortilla and add toppings.

Salsa Verde:

Tomatillos - 3 large or 6 small - cleaned and husked
  •  Jalapeno  Peppers - 3 large
  •  Serrano Pepper -1 pepper
  •  Garlic - 1 tsp
  •  Cilantro -  chopped very fine - to taste
Instructions:
* Combine Tomatillos, Jalapeno and Serrano peppers in pot,
   add water and boil until all ingredients are soft.  Drain water,
   then place in a blender, add salt, black pepper, garlic and
   cilantro to taste.

Fresh Tomato Salsa:
  • 3 Fresh plum tomatoes - Chopped into small cubes or rough chop
  • 1/2 Yellow onion - Chopped into small cubes or rough chop
  • Cilantro to taste
  • Salt & pepper to tast
* Mix all together and marinate for about 1/2 hour.

Serve Family Style - let everyone create their own tacos :)

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I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine.