Carne Asada Street Tacos


There's a food truck near my hometown that makes the best street tacos I have ever had in my life. This was my attempt to re-create them and I am proud to say, they're pretty darn close! I made the beef in my pressure cooker. You seriously need one... it will change your life. But if you don't have one, a slow cooker will do. 

Here's what you need: 

  • 1 package Trader Joes carne asada seasoned steak (In the meat section)
  • Beef broth 
  • 1 sweet yellow onion - sliced thin 
  • 1/2 red onion - diced 
  • 1 bunch cilantro - 1/2 for the cream and 1/2 chopped for garnish 
  • 1 large avocado 
  • Juice and Zest of 1 lime 
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt 
  • Corn tortillas 
  1. Start with the steak in a slow cooker/pressure cooker.
  2. Add the beef broth until the broth barely covers the meat. 
  3. Add the chopped sweet yellow onion and start the time. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. (If using a pressure cooker select the meat/stew option and add 5 minutes) 
  4. In the meantime mix together the greek yogurt, cilantro, lime and avocado in a food processor or blender until smooth. Store in the fridge until you're ready to make the tacos. 
  5. When the meat is done, take it out of the slow cooker/pressure cooker and shred it. 
  6. Top your tortillas with the meat, then the chopped red onion. Drizzle the cream over the top and sprinkle on the chopped cilantro.
Tiffany Tolbert