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Crockpot Carne Asada Tacos with Cilantro Lime Garlic Sauce…and spicy baked Mexican street fries too. Because loaded tacos are just better. Slow-cooked shredded crispy beef stuffed into warmed tortillas to make the best Mexican street tacos. All made in the slow cooker (along with instant pot and grilling variations). Serve each taco with a creamy cilantro lime garlic sauce, and baked Mexican fries. This fun Mexican fiesta-style dinner comes together easily and is so very delicious. Bonus, the shredded beef is great as a leftover. Pile it high onto your favorite tortilla chips for some delicious nachos or serve it up atop greens for a Mexican inspired salad.

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Monday felt like it needed a fun dinner, so taco night it is. But guys, these are not your average tacos. Nope, they’re better, they’re what I’m calling “loaded” carne asada street tacos. They might not be one hundred percent traditional, but they’re fun and delicious.

Perfect for a Monday night…well perfect for any night. But these tacos are sure to livin’ up an average Monday, you know?

With Cinco de Mayo just a week away I wanted to be sure to share a few new Mexican recipes for you all to easily recreate at home. Since many of us are feeling a bit bored at home right now, it’s a great time to have some fun with some Mexican inspired dinners. Something about Mexican food is not only beyond delicious, but always feels fun and anything but fancy, which I kind of love. Tacos are laid back, low key, make yourself a margarita, sip, and eat, kind of food.

And well, right now they’re transporting me to the Mexican sunshine and have me dreaming of a vacation. It’s wonderful…and somewhat torturous at the same time. Soon enough that vacation will happen, but until then, let’s just build up the excitement with Monday night street tacos.

Sound good? Perfect.

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The background and the story.

In full disclosure, Carne Asada is always, always a grilled steak taco. So I’m sure many of you might be giving me the side-eye for cooking these up in the slow cooker. But hear me out. For one, it’s not grilling weather up here in the mountains just yet (but I did provide grilling directions). And two? The slow cooker is easy, hands-off, and always leaves me with perfectly tender beef, that shreds nicely.

Just trying to do what’s easiest and what tastes best.

These fun street tacos were inspired by the ever so famous Carne Asada Burrito that’s commonly served up in the San Diego area. My cousin, Abby, who has lived in San Diego for years, loves these burritos. The best part about them? They come “loaded” with grilled carne asada, crema, salsa, cheese, and french fries. Yes, french fries in the burrito.

It’s weird but it’s also genius. So I took that concept, only I created a taco with shredded carne asada, lots of avocado, so much cilantro lime sauce, and fries on top…or on the side, whichever you prefer.

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Making these Crockpot Carne Asada Tacos is easy, here are the details.

First, pick your cooking method. I used the crockpot, but honestly cooking in the instant pot, or of course grilling, are equally easy and delicious. It all comes down to how much time you have, and or what your preferred cooking method is. So take your pick.

Next, simply combine all of the ingredients. Flank steak, garlic, lots of seasonings, plenty of lime, and a splash of beer. Toss everything together in the bowl of the crockpot and cook until the steak is easily able to shred.

This next step is key. Remove the steak from the sauce, let it rest a bit, then lightly shred it and place it under the broiler. Cooking the steak under the broiler allows the steak to have a chance to caramelize and even become a bit crispy on the edges.

Yes…it’s an extra step, but I do think it’s worth it.

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While the steak is cooking, get together the toppings.

The fries are simple. Just oven-baked fries seasoned up with chili powder, smoky paprika, and salt. Very simple to make and they come together quickly while the steak is cooking.

For the cilantro lime garlic sauce. It’s a simple mix of plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream), garlic, lots of lime, lots of cilantro, and some green onions too. Not too fancy, but it’s my favorite cooling tangy sauce to serve with a spicy street-style taco.

The rest of the toppings are all up to you. I like to serve with chipotle salsa (my homemade recipe is in the HBH Super Simple Cookbook), lots of lettuce, cilantro, lime, jalapeños, and crumbled salty feta cheese.

These are not a hardcore classic Carne Asada taco, but they are so darn good, and a taco that everyone will love and have fun eating too.

The steak can be slow-cooked all day, then everyone can build their own tacos for dinner. Easy, fun, and all-around good. And of course, if you have the perfect grilling weather, you can grill the streak too. Perfect for the upcoming summer months!

And with that, who else is getting excited for Cinco de Mayo next week? It’s something to look forward to and we all need that these days. Just add your favorite margarita to round out the meal. Plus extra chips, guacamole, and salsa too. Yummmm. Mexican nights are the best. Enjoy.

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I’ve made a number of taco recipes over the past few months. If you’re looking for a few other options, give these a try!

Crispy Chipotle Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Lime Ranch

Mushroom Al Pastor Tacos with Garlic Lime Special Sauce

Slow Cooker Braised Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Lastly, if you make these crockpot carne asada tacos with cilantro lime garlic sauce, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Crockpot Carne Asada Tacos with Cilantro Lime Garlic Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 454 kcal

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Ingredients

Mexican Fries

Cilantro Garlic Lime Crema

  • zest and juice of 1 lime
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped

Instructions

Crockpot

  • 1. In the bowl of your slow cooker, combine the steak, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, paprika, pinch of salt, olive oil, lime juice and zest. Rub the seasonings into the steak. Add the beer. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
    2. Preheat the broiler to high. Remove the steak from the sauce to a baking sheet. Let rest 10 minutes. Lightly shred. Add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, then drizzle on the honey. Transfer to the broiler. Broil for 2-5 minutes, until the streak caramelizes. Watch closely! Toss with additional cooking liquid, if desired.
    3. Meanwhile, make the fries. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
    4. Place the potatoes on a large baking sheet and toss with olive oil, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, and a large pinch of salt. Spread the fries in an even layer. Do not overcrowd the pan, if needed, divide the fries between 2 baking sheets. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes, then flip and bake for 15 minutes more.
    5. To make the sauce. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until combined. Season with salt.
    6. Stuff the carne asada into the warmed tortillas. Top as desired with cilantro, lettuce, avocado, fries, cheese, and additional sauce. Enjoy! 

Instant Pot

  • 1. Cut the steak into 4 pieces. In the bowl of your instant pot, combine the steak, garlic, chili powder, onion powder, paprika, pinch of salt, olive oil, lime juice and zest. Rub the seasonings into the steak. Add the beer. Cover and cook on high pressure/manual for 8 minutes. Once done cooking, use the natural or quick release function and release the steam.
    2. Preheat the broiler to high. Remove the steak from the sauce to a baking sheet. Let rest 10 minutes. Lightly shred. Add 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, then drizzle on the honey. Transfer to the broiler. Broil for 2-5 minutes, until the streak caramelizes. Watch closely! Toss with additional cooking liquid, if desired.
    3. Follow the directions as directed above for steps 3-6.

Grill

  • 1. Place the steak in a 9x13 inch pan. Add the garlic, chili powder, onion powder, paprika, pinch of salt, olive oil, lime juice and zest. Rub the seasonings into the steak. Add the beer. Marinate 30 minutes or in the fridge as long as overnight. 
    2. Preheat your grill or grill pan to high. 
    3. Remove the steak from its marinade and sear the steak for 5-8 minutes, flip and sear another 5 minutes or until your desired doneness is reached. Remove the steak from the grill and allow to rest 10 minutes. Slice steak thinly against the grain.
    4. Follow the directions as directed above for steps 3-6.

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  1. I’d like to double the recipe to 4lbs of steak. How long should I cook it for?

    Super excited to make this dish this weekend!

    1. Hey Lynn,
      I would cook the meat on low for at least 8 hours in the crockpot. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    I just made this tonight and it’s soooo good! I used the grill instructions, and I’ll definitely make again! (Still stuffing my face…)

    1. Hey Nicole,
      Happy Sunday! It’s so great to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, I appreciate you taking the time to make it! xTieghan

  3. Hi! This recipe looks amazing! I plan to make the meat a day in advance in the crockpot, but unfortunately I don’t have a broiler to use (I’m in an apartment and it lights any food on fire…!!). Any advice to reheating or what I can do to carmelize? We don’t have a grill, but I do have a grill top for the stove top if that’s better. Or a cast iron, or just a regular over (425 degrees or under). Would love what you think could work best. Thank you so much!!

    1. Hey there,
      You could just toss the meat in the skillet, you could also just skip this step as well the meat will still be delicious straight out of the crockpot:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  4. Hello sorry if this is a silly question but I wanted to make this to bring to a family gathering. I know 2 there are gluten free. I don’t know much about what they can and can’t have. Is this recipe completely gluten free or how can I make it so it is. And lastly, many don’t like spicy. Can I eliminate the chili powder or will this change to overall taste? Or what can I sub in place of it that isn’t spicy? Thank you

    1. Hey Angelique,
      This recipe is completely gluten free as long as use use GF tortillas. To reduce the heat, I would just reduce the chili powder, I wouldn’t completely omit it. I hope you enjoy the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

      1. Thank you so much I wanted to make this for a friend who’s undergoing chemo and who’s gluten free. She doesn’t eat tortilla shells, is there something else I could serve this with or just potatoes? What veggies would complement this best? Thank you

        1. Hey Angelique,
          Try the Site brand tortillas, they have great options that are gluten, corn, and grain free. xTieghan

          1. Thank you I meant any other side dish that could complement this? She doesn’t like tortillas in general

  5. OMG this looks divine! I would like to make this this weekend but am in the UK and Mexican based ingredients are quite difficult to come by…..I managed to find chipotle chilli paste but cannot find chipotle chilli powder and was wondering how much of the paste I need to substitute for the powder? It is like for like or would you use a different ratio? Thank you lovely!

    1. Hey Lauralea,
      I would go ahead and use an equal amount of the paste. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  6. Can I use a beef round roast in place of flank steak? Deal at the supermarket was too good to pass up. Thank you, love all of your recipes ❤️

    1. Hey Darryon,
      Sure, I don’t see why a beef roast wouldn’t work for you here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  7. If you’re grilling the steak, would you still add the honey? And broil it or put it back on the grill? Or skip the honey? Thanks!

    1. Hey Liz,
      If you want to grill the steak, I would skip the broiling step. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    I made these last week for my family and they were a hit! They had just the right amount of heat and soo tasty…….. and easy! I’ve been trying to find innovative and delicious slow cooker meals and this one is a keeper for sure!

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a fantastic week! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    WOW- So delicious!!

    It’s the little details that make this dish- the creama, the pickled onions and broiling the meat at the end, Wow! The pickled onions were very simple to make and really complimented the tacos.

    I used my instant pot. My flank steak was quite thick, I cooked for 30 minutes and 20 minutes slow release, added more beer (had corona on hand) and spices. It was moist and pulled apartment easily.

  10. Apologize if I missed this, but for the crema, do you just mix it by hand or does anything need to be blended?

    1. Hey Katie,
      You can just mix in a bowl:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness this is my family’s new favorite meal!!! It is DELICIOUS! And so easy with the crockpot! I could seriously eat it multiple times a week 😂 the crema is addicting. The fries in the taco are mind blowing. It’s just perfection. 5 stars isn’t enough!

    1. Hey Kaitlin,
      I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thank you so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  12. This looks so good! Just one question, how can I cook slow cook the beef without a crockpot or an instant pot? I feel like the grilled one will be too tough?

    1. Hey there,
      You could do the stove top for 3-4 hours. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    This was incredible!! I’ve been stalking for a while and finally decided to try something to wow my husband and this was it! It was a home run! All three of my kids liked it too which NEVER happens!! It was so good!! The sour cream mixture was my favorite. I want to dip everything in that! So happy we gave this a try. Definitely adding to our rotation. Love love loved it! Made it to a tee except maybe didn’t add as much like because we don’t have a juicer tool, I just squeezed what I could with my hands lol

  14. 4 stars
    I love reading through the comments since 2013(!! 👏🏻) to guess how this recipe has evolved.

    Made this last night for dinner using the instapot & shaved steak (meant to get flank steak but oops!). Super straightforward meat prep. Once cooking in the instapot, I went to work chopping my potatoes. Since they were so small, they ended up cooking in time, but I was nervous the short instapot cook time (-2 min due to thin beef & knowing it would have extra oven time) would mean I’d be stuck waiting for those to cook. Super tasty, but perhaps a bit too spicy for me. I also might have piled on too many of a friend’s candied jalepeños onto my tacos 😂 Thanks for a fun dinner!

    1. Hey Katherine,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Sorry about the spice! Happy Sunday:) xTieghan

  15. Hello. Can I make the Carne Asada a day in advance? I plan to slow cook in my croc pot Friday, then put under the broiler Saturday (lightly shredded, with juices, and honey), serve for dinner. Any advice on cooking in advance is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Kimi

    1. Hey Kristy,
      Sure that would work, I would cook the meat in a large dutch oven on low for 2-3 hours. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  16. 4 stars
    These tacos were delicious and I will definitely make them again! Such a great combo of flavors. One note for instant pot users – 8 minutes is waaaaay too short. More like 45 mins to an hour. I also will skip the honey next time as I don’t think it really needs it and comes on a little strong.

    1. Hey Tate,
      I am so glad the recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week! xTieghan

  17. Hello! I just started my carne asada in the crockpot and re-reading the recipe I realize I made a mistake and added the honey up front to the crock pot. Will this be a problem? Or should I just add additional honey later for the broiler?

    1. Hey Katie,
      I think it should be totally fine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Brian,
      Either one is fine, the meat will still be flavorful from everything in the crockpot. I hope you enjoy the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    My roommate and I made these carne asada tacos. Simply amazing. Eating them right now. SO flavorful, perfect amount of spices and seasoning. We can’t stop raving about these tacos!! Everything from the pickled onions, lime crema, to the drizzled honey makes these tacos melt in your mouth! I want to make these every night!

    1. Hey Allison,
      I would cook on low for at least 8 hours. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  19. 2 stars
    Tieghan: We have been great Canadian fans of your recipes for the last 6 months now. We’ve enjoyed many new takes on familiar recipes and some new ones we have loved. You have a very creative take on many dishes.
    We had great hopes for your crockpot Carne Asada because we are very familiar with marinated flank steak (skirt US?) grilled on the BBQ and thinly sliced. After following the crockpot recipe for 6 hours on low, we were left with a steak that was hard to pull apart, tough and very dry, even with extra sauce, and broiling for a couple of minutes dried it out further. Slow cooking with this lean cut did not tenderize it. The rest of this recipe with Mexican fries and sauce were wonderful. Next time, we will marinate the steak overnight, then grill and slice thinly across the grain. Other Carne Asada recipes we looked at, all marinated and grilled this cut of meat as suggested at the end of your recipe.
    Just wanted to give you some feedback.
    Thank you for all your recipes and look forward to what you are cooking each day!

    1. Hey John,
      So sorry you had issues with this recipe. I am wondering if your meat was a super large piece? Next time I would try cooking on low for 8 hours, it should be super tender at this point. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  20. The grocery store was out of flank steak, so I got the sirloin tip. Can I still use it for this recipe and get similar texture?

    Thank you!

    1. Hey Vas,
      Yes, I think that will work just fine. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  21. Hi Tieghan,

    I made this recipe last night and it was absolutely delicious!! The beef was so tender and packed with flavor. I used a 1.5lb flank steak and it took about 8 hours in the crock pot for it to be super tender. I also added honey before and after broiling, AMAZING.
    The cilantro garlic lime crema is genius, this will now be my go-to sauce for tacos. To our tacos I added the crema, guacamole, pickled red onions (way easier to make than I thought) and feta, like you recommended. 10/10!

    Big fan! Keep up the great work :).

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thanks so much for trying out this recipe, I am thrilled that you liked it! I hope you have a great week:) xTieghan

  22. Hi, I’m a big fan of your blog and recipes. I really want this recipe to work out but I’ve made it twice now and both times the meat was very tough and hard to shred after 6 hours in the slow cooker on low. In addition, the first time I tried it, it turned out very bitter. It thought it was the lime so I omitted the lime juice the second time and added it once the meat was ready to be taken out of the slow cooker. Not bitter the second time but still very tough and chewy. I followed the recipe to a T. Any suggestions? Do I need to cook it longer?

    1. Hey Shristi,
      So sorry you are having issues with this recipe. What kind of meat are you using? I would recommend cooking on low for 8 hours. I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

  23. 5 stars
    So delicious!! This was my 1st time trying one of your recipes and we loved it!! The leftover meat was amazing for some fun lunch meals!!

    1. Hey Kristyn,
      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  24. Would you slow roast the meat in the oven? What temp and how long? Our crockpot is so iffy (sometimes low is high and sometimes high is low ugh!). I’d much rather crockpot or oven roast than grill. We have the meat in the crockpot now, and it smells so good already!! We can’t wait for them to be done 🙂

    1. Hey Carter,
      Yes you can use a dutch oven and place in the oven at 350 for 3-4 hour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  25. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and they were loved by everyone! I did all the fixings and loved the addition of the fries! Yumm! The sauce is way good and I made sure to spread it evenly on my taco so I had a bit in every bite! ❤️

  26. 5 stars
    Second time making these, they are the bomb. My teenagers and 9 year old thanked me multiple times for the yummy tacos. Will probably double next time so that we have leftovers! Thanks again for an easy, delish recipe.

  27. 5 stars
    This recipe was great! One adjustment I would recommend to anyone that doesn’t love spicy is to use 1 teaspoon of chipotle chili powder instead of a tablespoon and the other two teaspoons of plain chili powder.

  28. 5 stars
    I cooked 1.5 lb of skirt steak in my Instant Pot for the recommended time (mind you I had 1/2 lb less meat) and it was a littttle tough prior to shredding and broiling. I’m not going to lie I was a little sad, but know that HBH recipes ALWAYS and undeniably come through for me. So I kept going, shred the meat and braised a little in the juices, laid on the pan, drizzled with honey – oh my GOODNESS. That totally changed the meat and made it to die for, that little caramelization, brilliant! I also added some shredded sharp white cheddar (Vermont girl in me) to the tortillas and broiled ‘till bubbly and slightly crunchy. Add the sauce (HBH sauces are always worth the extra step), truly DIVINE. One of my favorite recipes for sure.

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe. That is so great the recipe was enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  29. 4 stars
    The fries and the crema were excellent. We used the instant pot, and found the flank steak tougher than I would’ve imagined and difficult to shred, any suggestions on ways to improve that?

    Thanks again 🙂

    1. Hey Brette,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, I am sorry your flank steak was on the tougher side. Next time, you could add time to the cooking time, or cut the steak into smaller pieces. I hope this helps! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  30. 5 stars
    Just made this last night it was absolutely delicious we did it the crockpot method and made the sour cream sauce everything turned out perfectly. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Hey Tasha,
      I am so thrilled that you enjoyed the recipe, thanks so much for giving it a try! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  31. 5 stars
    I can’t thank you enough! My husband and daughter loved these tacos, and the transcendent sauce and inspired baked fries beyond! They literally fought over the leftovers! So delicious and a joy to make. Your recipes continue to be a bright spot during this time. Wishing you and your family a beautiful new year!

  32. 5 stars
    Amazing – I mis-read the directions and cooked on high for almost 6 hrs (the horror) but my flank steak was a tiny bit bigger and it certainly came out delicious! The blast under the broiler really amped up the flavor. Don’t normally like cilantro – but the combo with the cheese and all the other fixings was fantastic! Used corn tortillas and some what burnt sweet potato fries. Partner liked it so much he had 5. Just amazing. I live in San Diego so know tacos and carne asada – these were as good, albeit a bit different, then my favorite taco shop. Well done!!!

  33. Looks delicious! Could I slowcook it in my oven? Maybe in my Creuset for 4 hours on a low heat? I’m just going to give it a try 🤓

    1. Hey Sonja,
      Yes you can use a dutch oven and place in the oven at 350 for 3-4 hour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  34. how would you make this meat in a dutch oven in the oven? or would you opt for stovetop? I don’t have a crock pot! 🙁

    1. Hey Itzel,
      Yes you can use a dutch oven and place in the oven at 350 for 3-4 hour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  35. 5 stars
    This was absolutely amazing!!! It was SO easy to make, and has all of my favorite flavors!!!! The lime, garlic, cilantro – YES PLEASE! The effort into getting all the toppings together is SO worth it because it really makes the dish!!!! A definitely new fav in our house!!

    1. Hey Jane,
      Sorry this is the new and improved version:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if I can help in any other way! xTieghan

  36. Great recipe – have made this several times. Only caution is that it didn’t get really tender until I slow-cooked the flank steak for 10-11 hours on low; then it was amazing.

  37. 4 stars
    So good! The dinner guests I had were impressed. I took the time to make the pickled onions and they really added to the dish!

  38. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night and after the first bite my husband said “Is this one of the recipes from that girl you follow on Instagram?” I said yes, and he said “Wow, everything of her’s is always SO good!” – So, needless to say, this recipe (among many other HBH recipes) is husband approved! He asked that it become a staple in our house even! It was SO easy to make and everything tasted amazing! So glad it was just the 2 of us and we have a lot of leftovers… i’m sure it’s going to heat up tomorrow just as good!

    1. Haha wow that is so amazing!!! I am so glad you both loved this one, Jessie! I hope you continue to enjoy all of the others you try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Josh,
      Yes that would work, I would do high pressure for 8 minutes! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  39. 1 star
    I was really excited to make this in my instant pot but unfortunately 8 minutes was not nearly enough. After 8 minutes in the instant pot, the flank steak was no where close to shred-able. I tried putting it in for another 8 minutes, and again for 10 additional minutes, finally it was somewhat shred-able, but I believe the multiple start and stops somewhat ruined the meat. Afterwards, I noticed a few other people pointing this out that the cooking time for instant pot is not nearly enough. Overall, I’m very disappointed with this recipe.

    1. Hi Ana! I am really sorry this did not work out for you! Please let me know if there is anything I can help with! xTieghan

  40. 5 stars
    Did this recipe a while back, it was FANTASTIC. I’m doubling it to serve to family, do I need to adjust the crock pot time?

  41. 5 stars
    This is definitely a recipe I will keep in my back pocket; simple to assemble and plenty of time to get the toppings, fries, and crema sauce ready ♥️I pretty much followed the recipe as is and I don’t think I would do anything different. This was perfect for a lazy Sunday 👌🏽 thank you for sharing your creativity and love of good food!

  42. 5 stars
    Super easy (can even do it before heading out to work in the morning), and incredibly delicious. Even my two little kids love it, and they’re picky with meat.

  43. 5 stars
    Made this today for lunch and it was delish! I usually prefer using the Low cook setting, but I didn’t start in time, so used High in the slow cooker for 3 hours. It was very tasty. I skipped the french fries and and used butter lettuce cups in my attempt to be healthier. The crema was delish as well! I used garlic powder instead of fresh garlic out of personal preference.

  44. 5 stars
    Made these yesterday (my first Half Baked Harvest recipe!) and holy cow, they were insanely delicious! Didn’t make the fries, but made the carne asada in the slow cooker and the cilantro garlic lime crema. Didn’t have Mexican beer so used water, and the meat was still SO insanely flavorful! Our meat was a 1.5 pound cut but still used the same amount of spices as the recipe called for. Opted for coating both sides of the meat in kosher salt rather than just using a pinch. The cilantro garlic lime crema was also amazing. At first I thought it was way too much cilantro and onions for the amount of yogurt, but it had a really delicious flavor we absolutely loved – was perfect following the recipe. 10/10, will be making this again (and have to try the fries next time!). Thank you!

    1. I am SO happy to hear that you loved these, Abby! Also, welcome to the blog haha. I hope you continue to enjoy my recipes and blog! xTieghan

  45. Hi!
    Firstly I want to let you know our family loves your recipes and I’m so happy to have found your blog (and two cookbooks!) ❤️ I had a question about chipotle powder, as I have it at home and I see it in enough recipes but I always omit it because I’m worried it will be too spicy for my 3yr old son (he also loves your recipes ☺️) When you cook with chipotle powder, does the spice lessen ( because on the fingertip it’s pretty spicy!) Also, if I had to give any suggestions on recipes I’d love to see on your blog, it would be some vegan/ vegetarian ones with your added twist of deliciousness! Thank you!!!

    1. Thank you so much Amanda! I am so glad this recipe turned out so wonderful for you!! I hope you all continue to enjoy my recipes and blog! xTieghan

    1. Hi Lauralee,
      Sure! I would do 2 canned chipotle chilis. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  46. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and they were delicious! I marinated the steak over night and I actually used a domestic beer (Coors Light) instead of a Mexican beer because that’s what I had. I grilled the steak because my hubby preferred that and I didn’t add the fries and still DELICIOUS. I didn’t feel like cutting the fries since I also have an infant to attend to. I loved the saltiness the feta cheese brought and the pickles onions, yum! My favorite, again, is the sauce. I love using yogurt now instead of sour cream. Thank you for sharing!

  47. 5 stars
    I’ll start by saying I’ve made about 100 of Tieghan’s recipes and never ONCE not liked one. This recipe was no exception! I made it for my family tonight, and while I may be partial to crock pot meals (because really, does it get easier?), this recipe was delicious! I did not make the fries, but the steak was perfect and the sauce was an amazing compliment. No leftovers tonight!

    1. Ah that is so amazing to hear!! Thank you so much for trying this one and so many others!! xTieghan

  48. I love your recipes because I can follow them to the T and they always turn out super gourmet and delicious!! I made this for the 4th of July. Marinated for over 24 hours and we grilled the meat. I made the cream plus all of the toppings except for the fries (ran our of time). OMG everyone loved it and we were all in heaven. Fed multiple families:):):). Thanks loads!!

  49. Can these be made without cilantro? What do you recommend for the garlic crema if so? (Don’t like parsley either 😒)

    1. Hi Lindsay,
      You can just use another green herb that you do enjoy. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  50. I could only find skirt steak but I’m hoping it’s still delicious! Would you suggest the grill or crock pot route?

    1. Hi Tess,
      Skirt steak will work well! I would do the crockpot if you have the time. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  51. 5 stars
    We absolutely loved this recipe! Hands down the best Carne asada tacos we have ever had! Thank you so much for sharing all your recipes. I can’t wait to try all the other recipes you have on your website!

    1. I am so glad you have been enjoying my recipes! I hope you continue to! Thank you Kay! xTieghan

  52. This looks amazing! Is there any other kind of meat we could use? I do not have flank steak at the moment.

    1. Hi Kay,
      In place of flank steak, I would recommend a skirt steak. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  53. 4 stars
    I just made this, following the recipe for the instant pot. The meat was not done and I had to put it on for another 10 minutes. I reccomend any instant pot users cook at least 25 to 30 minutes in order to achieve the tenderness needed. Mine was very difficult to shred and I cooked it for 8, then 10 on high pressure. The flavors were great.

    1. Hi Jennifer! I am really glad this tasted amazing! Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with! xTieghan

  54. Hi, this recipe looks awesome and can’t wait to try it and love the slow cooker idea. I wondered if I charred the meat on the grill and then put it into the slow cooker afterwards if it would work ok? I don’t mind the extra step, but I’m also wondering if marinading the steaks first, as suggested from another reply, might be best if I do take this extra step when I char them prior to putting them in the Crock-Pot. Any suggestion would be welcome! Thank you!

    1. Hi Stephen,
      That would be a great idea! You could absolutely marinate the meat, char, and then add to the slow cooker. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  55. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing! The beer in the steak is incredible and such a cool idea. I didn’t have any potatoes so I did it without the fries and it was still incredible. I definitely recommend also pickling your own onions (it is super easy!). The crema garlic sauce of this recipe is also amazing! I had leftovers of this meat and made a taco salad and steak and eggs. This is a recipe i’ll keep coming back to! Thanks Tieghan!

    1. Thank you so much for trying this one, Leila! I am really glad it turned out well for you! xTieghan

  56. 4 stars
    This was pretty good. The seasonings were nice, although not very spicy so you might want to add more if you like things hot. We loved the crema, I’ll probably make that by itself just as a dip!

    I think the 15 minute prep time must be assuming you’ve already zested the limes, grated the garlic, chopped the cilantro, sliced the potatoes, etc. It took me an hour or so to get everything together and was more work than I’d realized from skimming through the recipe before I started!

    1. Hi! I am really glad this recipe was such a delight! Thank you so much for trying it! Also, I apologize if the prep time was misleading.. It is an estimate for most! xTieghan

  57. Cannot wait to make these! Have you done them in a slow cooker and an instant pot? Don’t know which to use but I have both options!

    1. Hi Nicole,
      Yes I have! If you have the time I would suggestion the slow cooker. I hope love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  58. 2 stars
    Made these using my instant pot, followed directions exactly, and the meat was so tough. The sauce was good, the flavor of the meat was good. The fries were just ok. This recipe was a lot of work and I just would not make it again.

  59. I’m sure this is a good recipe, but don’t call it carne asada. Asada literally means grilled. Thank you.

  60. Hi, I’m wanting to make sure I am reading the InstaPot directions correctly, only 8 minutes? Most recipes I’ve made are closer to 40 minutes for flank steak.

    1. Hi Tammy,
      Yes you read correctly, 8 minutes on high. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. xTieghan

  61. 5 stars
    I can’t stop thinking about these tacos. They are so good and way too easy! The fries really add so much in terms of flavor and texture and that crema! Oh my goodness, what a game changer. This is going in the rotation!

  62. 2 stars
    I ALWAYS read reviews to see how people liked the flavors of said recipe…your reviews are all praise about how it looks….after readng quite a few reviews ( >20) all 5 stars and not one person has made your recipe…looks like fellow bloggers patting each other on the back….PLEASE only review if you ACTUALLY made the recipe..very deceiving for those if us who actually want to know how good the food tastes…thanks

    1. Hi Connie! I am sorry that you did not find a comment you were looking for . I hope you still try this and enjoy it. xTieghan

  63. Well looks decent but its not carne asada its flank steak tacos at best. In order to call it carne asada it has to be grilled over an open flame. Carne asada translates in to grilled meat

  64. 5 stars
    My boyfriend said this is his favorite thing I’ve ever made for him. So yummy! Not too spicy, in fact I’ll probably kick up the heat next time.
    I was also very impressed that the fries turned out nice and crispy!

  65. 5 stars
    My husband and I actually meal-prepped these the other week to take for daily lunches. They were delicious and will definitely be added into our lunch rotation!

  66. 5 stars
    Made these tonight and it had AMAZING flavor!! Paired so well with the feta cheese and Greek yogurt sauce. My meat did come out pretty tough (just luck of the batch I guess), but that seems to be the trend with flank steak. What is another similar cut of beef you would consider for the same recipe?

    1. Hi Ellie,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am so glad you enjoyed the flavors. Try using a skirt steak next time or increasing your time in the crockpot. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  67. Imagine having a recipe called “crockpot grilled chicken.” That literally makes no sense. This is why people have wrong ideas about what Mexican food is, lol. I mean there’s even someone commenting “this looks so authentic!” I get some people get inspiration from us, but by labeling this as Mexican you’re making it seem like this is something we actually eat. Not to mention the “Mexican fries.” There’s literally nothing Mexican about that. You can obviously eat what y’all want but when you start calling things Mexican you’re gonna get actual Mexicans questioning you.

    1. Hi! Thank you for this. I stated it “Mexican” because that is where I got the inspiration from. I hope you understand! xTieghan

  68. 1 star
    These are not carne asada tacos. Asada means grilled in spanish. You aint grilling shit here. Shredded beef tacos at best. Damn white people

  69. 5 stars
    Made this for taco tuesday last week via the crockpot. Added canned adobo pepper + sauce. As usual, we doubled the spices 🙂 The broiling in honey was ESSENTIAL. The crema was a tasty easy mix, I mashes avocados into it for fun. Boyfriend loved the meat and has been throwing it in everything all week, although I found it was a little dry. Any tips on that? Thanks for a recipe that provided us with tasty/versatile leftovers!

    1. Hi Shelby! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for the two of you! Thank you for trying it! xTieghan

  70. Making this in the slow cooker today. How do you char your tortillas so beautifully? In the photo are they corn or flour? Thank you.

    1. Hi Amy! I use corn tortillas! I put them over an open flame on my gas stove to get that char. Please be careful not to burn your fingers and they cook quickly! xTieghan

  71. 5 stars
    I made this recipe for Cinco de Mayo and it was a HUGE hit. It was also nice that I could make in advance so I could enjoy margaritas with the fam. Also great leftover! Thank you. I have both of your books, but the website has been so fun during the quarantine.

    1. Yes!! So glad this turned out so well for you, Denise! Also, I hope you are loving the recipes in the books!! xTieghan

  72. 5 stars
    This recipe was amazing! I used my instant pot to make the meat and it remained juicy and super flavorful, especially after broiling it in the oven with the honey. I will definitely be making this recipe again!

  73. Hi Tieghan, I’m so excited to make these for dinner tomorrow. Your recipe mentions 1 TBS of honey but the directions don’t say where to incorporate it. Is it part of the marinade?

    1. Hi Jaymie,
      I use the honey is step 2. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  74. 5 stars
    Super good! The carne asada came out so flavorful and tender, will definitely be adding to my meal rotations!

  75. Congrats on the barbacoa tacos… wait, you insist on calling them asada. Asada needs an “asador” or grill. Please don’t called them grilled beef tacos in as crockpot. PS, try it with tri tip. It comes out delicious.

  76. 5 stars
    Another winner Tieghan! Turned out perfect! I had three pounds of flank steak and adjusted the recipe slightly and cooked them in the crockpot overnight. Woke up to delicious smells. Olé!

  77. 5 stars
    We made this last night and it was delicious! Everything we hoped it would be.
    We followed the instructions of 1/2 a cup of beer added to the slow cooker but by the end of the 6 hours on low, we had barely any liquid left to add before broiling it. Should it be 1 and 1/2 cups of beer added?
    Thanks! x

    1. Hi Kate,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am so glad you enjoyed! It is just a 1/2 cup of beer but you could certainly add more. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  78. 5 stars
    This was our Cinco de Mayo dinner last night! Absolutely delicious! I followed the recipe (slow cooker version) exactly and it turned out perfect.

  79. 5 stars
    I saw this post and knew that I wanted to give it a go for Cinco de Mayo.I used just a little over 3lbs of flank steak because I have 2 teenage boys. I doubled the spices and prepped the meat with the spice rub the night before. In the am I added the beer and started the crock. I went for it and tried my hand at making yuca fries instead of regular ones. I will DEFINITELY make this again! It was AMAZING. Thanks for another great recipe.

  80. 5 stars
    So easy and super tasty! Love the lime crema with it! This will likely be shared with friends during college football!

  81. 5 stars
    This was so delicious and simple, as is all of your food! Definitely will make this again.

  82. 5 stars
    Absolutely amazing! Such a great taco recipe! The fries to go along with it were a huge hit. We added a mango salsa from one of your other recipes to go with this and it was unreal! Thank you for this recipe 😊 I will definitely make it again.

  83. 5 stars
    Excellent flavor on the steak and crema. We did not try the fries. Highly recommend this recipe. I might tone down the spice just a tad next time to suit my preference.

  84. MOST INSTAPOTS REQUIRE 1 C. OF LIQUID….WILL IT BE OKAY IF I ADD JUST 1/2 CUP. ALSO, DO I PUT DIRECTLY INTO POT OR DO I PUT IT ON A TRIVET?

    1. Hi Violet,
      You put everything directly in and should be okay following the recipe as is. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  85. This looks great! Should I marinate the steak overnight in the seasoning (garlic, chili powder, onion powder, paprika, pinch of salt, olive oil, lime juice and zest) or no need to?
    Can’t wait to try!

    1. Hi Rebecca! There is no need to, as it will marinate in the slow cooker! I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan

  86. Hi Tieghan,
    Cooking for 2 here – do you know if I still do the full 6 hours for a 1lb steak? Thanks for any help. Having these for Cinco de Mayo – can’t wait!
    ~Sarah

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Yes I would do the full 6 hours to ensure for tender meat. I hope you love recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  87. 5 stars
    Tieghan- made this tonight (fries, cilantro cream and all!). It was sooo amazing! My teens and husband are very happy that I’ve found your recipes- but I def think this is our fave. The flavors are bursting!! 😋😊

    1. I am so happy to hear that this turned out so well for all of you Jessica! Thank you so much for trying it!! xTieghan

  88. 5 stars
    Made these in the crockpot today. Used a chuck roast because we didn’t have flank steak and it still turned out amazing! The sauce is so yummy too.

    1. I am really glad this turned out so well for you, Megan! Thank you so much for trying it! xTieghan

  89. Ugh, this sounds delish. Hubby wants ground beef so may try this marinade for that instead (with a few tweaks)!

  90. 5 stars
    This recipe was ridiculously good, the meat was so tender! The cilantro ranch was v sharp but that could be a measurement/ingredient difference between countries (as we are not in the USA). I even made a lot of the toppings and made my own tortillas….so worth it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  91. 1 star
    There is nothing remotely resembling Mexican tacos in this recipe and there is no such a thing as “baked Mexican fries.” And the sauce is actually called Chimichurri in Argentina. This is recipe is what American people think of Mexican tacos. Remove the word Mexican from the name and I might give it another star.

    1. Hi! This recipe, like all others, is named because of where I got my inspiration from. I hope you understand. xTieghan

  92. 4 stars
    Love a meal that makes itself! The meat was so yummy and tender! I did not make the fries because we were out of potatoes or frozen fries, but can’t wait to try next time. The sauce is almost like tzatziki, which is my favorite. Thanks for another great recipe!!

    1. Thank you so much Brianne! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! xTieghan

  93. 5 stars
    Made this but omitted the cilantro and it was AMAZING!!!! I’ve never even heard of french fries in tacos before but it was the bomb for both me and hubby!

    1. Thank you so much Nevada! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! xTieghan

  94. Love all of your recipes and this looks so yummy! Think I could use beef stew meat in the croc pot and pull it apart?

    1. Hi Roxie,
      Yes that would work! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  95. 5 stars
    This was so incredibly delicious and so easy to make!! The only thing was it was spicy which I loved but my kids wouldn’t. Any suggestions on how to keep the flavors but lessen the spice. But seriously, the absolute best!!

    1. Hi Liz,
      So glad you enjoyed the recipe. For less spice, try reducing the smoked paprika and chipotle chili next time. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  96. 5 stars
    I made these for my fiancées birthday today. They were a huge hit with him and I have to say I was proud of myself for pulling it off 🙂 broiling then steak took it to the next level and the pickled onions made it a pretty dish. This is the first recipe I’ve made of yours and now I will definitely be back!

  97. These look Amazing!! I see honey in the list of ingredients but not when to add it. Assuming It goes in the marinade?

    1. Hi Shawne! It is in step number two! You drizzle it on right before it goes in the broiler! Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  98. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh! I tried this recipe last night for the family and it was SO GOOD!! So easy because of the crockpot and the extra step of putting it under the broiler does add a little bit of crunch to the steak. I wasn’t sure about the fries but I ended up making them and I am so glad that I did. They added heat to the meat which had a little bit of sweet heat – trust me, try them. The whole family approved. I will definitely be adding these to the menu arsenal. Thank you.

  99. These are DELICIOUS!!!! I used the crockpot method. My oldest son, home from college, said he wants the recipe, yay!!! Love ALL your recipes, such awesome creativity!!! Many Thanks!!!

  100. Amazing I am making them this week – are there any notes on how to pickle those gorgeous looking onions are they the red or white style – can’t wait to try these tacos!

  101. These look great! Can you help me adjust cooking time in the slow cooker if I only have 1 lbs of flank steak? Would ingredients be okay halved or do I need more liquid in the slow cooker? Thank you!

    1. Hi Olivia,
      I would just keep everything the same! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  102. There was slim picking at the store. They only had tenderloin. Do you think I can just marinate it and grill it? I have no idea how filet would do in a crockpot… Any thoughts? Thanks!

    1. Hi Eliza,
      Yes that would be fine, I would just recommend grilling the tenderloin. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  103. Making this tomorrow night!
    One question, I looked, but couldn’t find how you pickle your onions? Could you share or direct me to where I can find it on your website?
    Thanks!

  104. 5 stars
    I didn’t have steak, so I just used chicken in the instant pot and I can’t stress enough how amazing they were! Thanks so much for the easy recipe!

  105. Looks delicious!!! Can you please share your favorite slow cooker? Thank you so much!! Your recipes are wonderful!!!

  106. 5 stars
    Family commented 3 times during dinner how much they loved this! I used the slow cooker and enjoyed my day in the garden. Thanks for making me look like super mom!
    Wishing you all health and happiness.

  107. How do you recommend cooking in a regular stove pot? I don’t have access to a crock pot instant pot or outdoor grill

    1. Hi Isabel! I would follow the grill directions just with a normal skillet if you do not have a grill pan. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  108. We love tacos and these look amazing. I plan to make them for Cinca de Mayo BUT how do you get your corn tortillas to look like that with the darker edges?

    1. Hi Sher! I put them on an open flame on my gas stove! Please be careful not to burn your fingers if you try this! Also, they cook fast! I hope this helps! xTieghan

  109. Is there a cut of meat you would recommend subbing for the flank steak? Sometimes it’s hard to find here in West Texas.

    1. Hi Kim,
      You could do skirt steak! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hi Claire,
      Yes, that would work! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  110. Looks incredible, as usual.
    Do you think you could use brisket to make this?
    Thanks so much for all your inspiration!

    1. Hi Jill,
      Yes you could use a brisket. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  111. This looks amazing! If I substitute chicken breasts/thighs for the flank steak, would it cook in the same amount of time?

    1. Hi Kristiana,
      Yes I would leave everything the same. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  112. i dont have a crockpot, can I make this in a pot with a cover on low ? It looks so delicious & gorgeous!

    1. Hi Maria,
      Yes you can use a dutch oven and place in the oven at 350 for 3-4 hour. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  113. 5 stars
    Tieghan,
    every recipe that you post looks delicious! My family loves Mexican food! I’ve already bookmarked this one and printed it out! And, forwarded to my husband!!

  114. 5 stars
    This recipe looks so good! In step 2 of the crockpot instructions, you mention drizzling honey before broiling. I didn’t see honey in the ingredient list so I wonder how much honey? And why? Thanks!

    1. Hi Becky,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe! It is 1 tablespoon of honey. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  115. These look fabulous! But can flank steak really come out tender cooked in a crockpot? There doesn’t seem to be a lot of liquid either, I’m afraid they would turn out too tough. I’ve only done flank steak on the grill and even then sometimes it turns out tough and chewy. I don’t have very good luck cooking red meats.

    1. Hi Anne,
      Yes it comes out very tender, that it what is so great about the crockpot! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  116. These look so delicious! The recipe mentions broiling with honey and I didn’t see an amount in the ingredients. How much do you use? Thanks!

    1. Hi Bet,
      It is 1 tablespoon of honey. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  117. No trips to the market this week because of COVID-19 restrictions, BUT I can make those fries today with sweet potatoes. Oh HAPPY DAY! Thank you for sharing….be well

  118. Can you sear the meat and get the crockpot ready the night before and keep in the fridge? Or would this ruin the dish?

    1. Hey Samantha! Prepping the night before works great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  119. 5 stars
    I think this could easily be made in an Instant Pot, if someone didn’t have time to use the crock pot. Just brown the meat, scrape the bottom of the pot when you add the liquids (otherwise the pot might think something is sticking and burning and might turn off) put all the seasonings in and turn on for 45-60 minutes. The meat would be fall apart tender and delicious. I haven’t made this recipe YET, but I’m sure going to. The recipe looks perfect and the pictures make my mouth water! The Instant Pot makes short work for those with little time due to working long hours and having long commutes, and all the rest of us! ?

    1. Hey Sara! I have not tested this for the instant pot, so I can’t really say how to adapt it. I would try cooking on high pressure for 20 minutes. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! ?Tieghan

  120. I noticed in your video you do not sear the meat in a pan before putting it in a crockpot. Does it have to be seared first or can you just put it straight in to the crockpot?

    1. Searing the meat does add more flavor, but it’s not needed. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  121. Hi! I have made these tacos several times and LOVE them! However…am I losing my mind when I say there used to be an additional recipe on this post for the salsa shown?? It was canned tomatoes plus a variety of other things, but now I don’t see it and can’t find it anywhere! Any help??

    1. Hmmm, I am not sure. I have had some trouble with recipes after I swited to a new recipe app. I am going to look into this ASAP. SO sorry for the trouble. Usually my salsas are 1 (14 ounce) can tomatoes, 1 jalapeono, juice of 1 lime juice, 1/4 cup cilantro, pinch of cumin, and a pinch of salt.

      1. Thanks for the response! I actually ended up finding it in my photo roll…I screenshot the recipe last time I made it ? This one actually had two green onions in it, an entire bunch of cilantro, as well as a few tablespoons of olive oil. Best pico recipe I’ve tried.

  122. I did not like this. To say it was too citrusy would be an understatement. The toppings made it more bareable, sure, but the meat was not good. No amount of salt or spice could counteract the citrus overtones.

    1. Hi James,
      I am so sorry this did not work out for you. I hope this doesn’t stop you from trying some other recipes on my blog.

  123. Oh M Geee
    This is amazing!!
    I followed recipe exactly, I did end up making French fries instead of frozen. I can use that ff recipe for brunch!
    This recipe will be on repeat! Thank you for sharing!

  124. Tieghan! I was looking for a carne asada recipe, and now that your curry ramen recipe is a staple in my house, I knew I’d give this one a try! I started making these yesterday and they’re on “warm” in the slow cooker right now. Just wondering, do you reserve/use the liquid from the beef for anything? Thanks for your recipes!

    1. Hey David!!

      I don’t reserve the liquid, but that is mostly because I normally use all of it for the tacos. My family likes a lot of sauce, so I end up just serving it a long side the tacos. Hope you love these! Thanks!

  125. Ok I’ve made these three times because I absolutely love carne asada. However after all the flavors that go into the crockpot and all the amazing smells coming from my kitchen, I was very disappointed by the lack of actual flavor in the carne asada itself. Thankfully, the fries more than make up for the lack of flavor in the meat. I think I just need to add more salt to the meat or bring in some other flavors. Overall as long as you make it all together, it’s bursting with flavor. Just not the meat by itself.

  126. Just made this for the first time and these are delicious! You have such a pretty website – and soo many recipes! Love stopping by here.

  127. I was hoping that you could help me with something please: if I wanted to use pork instead of beef, how long should I cook it in the slow cooker? I would use the same cut as a pulled pork (which I believe is a pork butt(sp?)). Thanks!

    1. Hey Kyle, I would cook the pork about 6-8 hours on low. This will depend on how many pounds your pork is though. Any 3-4 pound pork butt should cook for 6-8 hours on low. Hope you love this and let me know if you have any other questions.

  128. I have to agree with Lily! This recipe doesn’t produce “carne asada”. “Asada” means “grilled” or “roasted,” which a crockpot can’t produce. Haha! But most united-statesians wouldn’t know that, and most “Mexican” food places in the U.S. are fake Mexican, so if it tastes good, who cares?!

  129. The recipe looks good! However, I have to say that carne asada is NEVER EVER prepared in a crock pot. Carne asada is always either grilled or barbecued. In Mexico, the type of beef used in this recipe is known as “carne deshebrada”. It’s cooked slowly and then shredded.

  130. I made this today for the family and it was a hit! I think that maybe a little Mexican crema would also have brought this over the top too!

  131. Omygosh your tacos looks so delicious. My daughter who’s turning 17 wants carne asada tacos for her birthday. So pinterest it was to see how to make them and yours stood out from others plus the magic word was crockpot which is what I use alot. So thank you!

  132. Thanks for this amazing recipe! Made it a few days ago when we had some friends coming over for dinner. We all loved the recipe!!! We grilled our meat, because we didn’t had time to put it in the crockpot, we used parsley instead of cilantro, because my hubby can’t stand the taste of cilantro, and made the fries with sweet potatoes. Definitely a recipe we and or our friends are going to make again 🙂

  133. I never get why so many blogs about food, have so many pictures and so little text. Your blog is one of them.
    13 pics, whereas at least 7 are the same, just with the camera angle or zoom changed.
    I keep wondering if these blogs are food or photo blogs … ?
    Is it wannabe professional photographers that just happen to like cooking or is it devoted chefs that just like to photograph to process?

    This is not meant to offend you or anybody else, because it’s your blog and you can do whatever you want and if you want to be the photographer – go ahead. The pics looks stunning and the dish looks great.
    It’s just that I tend to scroll fast down every time a pic don’t bring any new to the story and I try to find the important text bits, and it somehow annoys me, when there are many redundant pics and text bits.

  134. Truly impressive and nice information,it is good material to read this post increases my knowledge.That is really fantastic and exciting to read your dwI hope you never stop! This is one of the best blogs Ive ever read. Youve got some mad skill here, man. I just hope that you dont lose your style because youre definitely one of the coolest bloggers out there. Please keep it up because the internet needs someone like you spreading the word…..Thank you…

  135. Oh.My.Goodness. These look divine! My mouth started watering while I was reading how to make them. I foresee tacos in my near future…

  136. I have not been able to find such kind of information throughout the search engines and internet. It’s been fabulously informative to read your blog and i am going to suggest it to another fellow as well.

  137. I have made several of your recipes and LOVE them! I always make Asada Tacos for New Year breakfast… I am going to make this recipe for this New Year!!!! YUM

  138. Oh my goodness, your recipes always make me feel so hungry, whatever time of day it is (It’s before 9am!) This post makes me miss cold holiday times a bit too (I’m in roasting-hot-in-December Australia!), although we do have our lovely outdoor BBQs here … maybe this would go down pretty well at an Aussie barbie! Thanks for the idea!

  139. I love the idea of French fries in a taco!! These tacos look amazing. They are making me so hungry for Mexican food!

  140. Holy cow, this is a magnificent meal. Everything is perfect and there’s nothing about it that I’d like to tweak.

    I’m so hungry now.

    Happy New Year!

  141. Hi, I love your recipes so I hope this doesn’t come offf rude. I’m just curious why you always have multiple components to every recipe you create. I think they taste great but I usually have to pick and choose pieces from them and manipulate them to fit my schedule. Its rarely possible for me to come up with them time to make any of these dishes after a 10 hour work day the same way that youdo. I was really excited about this one but you still had french fry & sauce recipes. Thats completely fine but just made me realize very few recipes you do are simple and practical for people people with long jobs and commutes. Maybe you should consider sinpler recipes with fewer ingredients once a week?

    1. Prepping this tonight so I can leave cooking during day! I might also use frozen French fries & then add the chilis to them (I love that u always start with scratch food not frozen) , I made homemade salsa yesterday so now I’ll be 2steps ahead when I get home tomorrow because I planned ahead!!
      I love all your meals, they remind me of hearty homecooked family meals that my mom would make everyday. We just bought our first house & i plan on having friends over twice a month on Sundays & I’ll for sure be using a lot of your recipes!! Thank you!!

      1. Perfect idea prepping or even using frozen if needed! So happy you like the meals Sonia (: Thank you so much!

  142. I like that you use soft taco shells–the hard ones are so difficult to navigate, you take one bite and the thing shatters and throws your precious fillings everywhere. Soft wraps are where it’s at, especially when the filling looks as good as yours! Love it!!!

  143. Yummy tacos! In San Diego carne asada burritos stuffed with french fries are common! My 17 year old son can down one in minutes!

  144. I agree tacos are the best. And adding french fries on top – great idea. Your photos are fabulous.