Street Tacos

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This Street Tacos recipe is dependent on the availability of the kind of Roast I like to use; Cacheta De Res.  If you can find it in a major Super or Grocery Market it will most likely be with the Beef Tongue and the Ox Tail, because it’s Beef Cheek Meat.  But, don’t let that intimidate you one bit.  It is HANDS DOWN the best meat for street tacos, in my opinion.  It’s a bit Gamier, which really helps set off the Mexican spices, and it the Crock pot really takes it to that next level of tenderness we all want in our beef and Street Tacos.  Also, at the end of this video and in the links below, I’ve included my Chipotle Chicken recipe, for tacos and burritos, and my Enchilada/Chili Verde recipe.  So definitely check both of those out!

CLICK HERE for Chipotle Chicken

CLICK HERE for Enchilada Chili Verde Sauce

Street Taco Ingredients:

2 lbs Cachete De Res Roast(Beef Cheek Meat)
1 pkg White or Yellow Corn Tortillas
1 Onion, chopped
1 Cilantro, chopped
1 Lime
1 tbsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder (optional)
1 cup Beef Broth, from Crock Pot
Salt and Pepper to taste(lots of salt)

Carne Asada Recipe with lengua (Beef Tongue)

My Easy Carne Asada Recipe

A friend of mine introduced me to Lengua, which is Beef Tongue.  He brought it in to work one day all prepared and ready to eat.   I’m sure you can imagine my hesitation when he offered me a taco full of the meat.  Long story short, to my surprise it was delicious and I use it now for a Carne Asada recipe. This by far makes some of the most delicious tacos I have ever eaten! A slow roast in a Crockpot starts first thing in the morning before I go to work and it’s ready to shred, season and sear when I come home. Throw in all my favorite fresh vegies and some white corn tortillas and we’re good to go!

About this Carne Asada recipe

This recipe is very simple and practically all the work is done for you.  If you’ve sought out this recipe I’m sure you’ve had beef tongue before and you’re probably not looking to expand your horizons just to try it for the first time now are you.  So you are well aware that you are going to have to remove the skin once the tongue is fully cooked.  You’ll need a slow cooker(unless you prefer the oven), a sharp knife, a Beef Tongue, Canola oil, fresh garlic, your favorite onions and/or scallions, cilantro,1 lime, salt and pepper, and last but not least your favorite tortilla’s.

Introducing my Carne Asada recipe

1  Beef Tongue
1 handful chopped Cilantro
1 Lime (squeezed)
½ Diced Bell Pepper
1/2 Diced White or Yellow onion (your preference)
1 tsp. Minced garlic
2 Green onion stalks diced into Scallions
Salt and pepper to taste

Carne asada recipe instructions

10 hours of cook time in a slow cooker on low heat. Then separate the meat from the tongue skin and slice the meat into your desired portions.  Once that is completed, sear the beef in a skillet with Canola oil, garlic, onions, and cilantro. One whole lime is added during the sear which is really important because this is what really gives the Lengua its additional flavor.  This Carne Asada recipe is going to require salt and pepper to your personal taste, and in my experience a lot of salt.

Carne Asada Recipe for Cocheta Beef Tacos

My Easy Carne Asada Recipe

A friend of mine introduced me to a Mexican style roast called Cocheta De Res, which I use for a Carne asada recipe. This by far makes the most delicious Carne Asada tacos I have ever eatin’! A slow roast in a Crockpot starts first thing in the morning before I go to work and it’s ready to shred, season and sear when I come home. Throw in all my favorite freshie-veggies and some white corn tortillas and we’re good to go!

About this Carne asada recipe

This recipe is very simple and practically all the work is done for you. The best thing is much like the “B”-King, you can have it your way, and any beef roast can be substituted. You’ll need a slow cooker(unless you prefer the oven), a Beef roast, Canola oil, fresh garlic, your favorite onions and/or scallions, cilantro,1 lime, salt and pepper, and last but not least your favorite tortilla’s. The rest is up to you.

Introducing my Carne asada recipe

1 4 to 5lbs. Beef roast (preferably Cocheta)
1 handful chopped Cilantro
1 Lime (squeezed)
½ Diced Bell Pepper
1/2 Diced White or Yellow onion (your preference)
1 tsp. Minced garlic
2 Green onion stalks diced into Scallions
Salt and pepper to taste

Carne asada recipe instructions

10 hours of cook time in a slow cooker on low heat. Then separate the meat and sear in a skillet with Canola oil, garlic, onions, and cilantro. One whole lime is added during the sear and it was what really gives it’s additional flavor to the Carne asada recipe. Add salt and pepper to your personal taste.

Putting everything together is very simple and you can use all of your favorite taco toppings. In this recipe and in no specific order I use Tomatoes, Avocado, white rice with butter and cilantro, lettuce, green enchilada sauce, cheese and sour cream. I load everything into warm white corn tortillas.  And there you have it; Carne asada recipe for Cocheta beef tacos.