Taco shop style carne asada cooked in a cast iron skillet
You can marinade and cook carne asada in many different ways. This is close to what you’d get from a Taco Shop in San Diego. I use a large cast iron pan on high heat. This works in tacos, burritos, tortas, pizza and whatever.
Carne Asada, Taco Shop Style Recipe
4 lbs. Flap Steak or Steak tips chopped
1 Tbsp Garlic Salt
1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
3 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp freshly ground pepper
Chop the steak and add the garlic salt, soy and olive oil. Let sit for 15 minutes or so or place in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.
Heat a cast iron pan on high. Once the pan is hot, cook the steak in batches. Don’t crowd the pan and don’t stir the steak much. Place it in the pan and let it sit for a couple minutes. Stir and let it cook another minute or two. You should have a bit of charred steak here and there. That’s what you want.