Back before I started the blog, Nick used to cook for me pretty frequently. There are two things he always made that really stand out in my mind thanks to their amazingness. One is his Almond Crusted Fish with Warm Coconut Peanut Sauce. The other? A meatlover’s dream: carne asada burritos!
That man has a way with the grill. He may not be able to wash dishes to save his life, but he sure can cook a steak.
- 3 lbs flank steak
- 1/2 large onion
- 1 head garlic, peeled
- 2 jalapenos (with seeds)
- 1 large handful cilantro
- Juice of 8 limes
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Burrito fixin’s, for servin’
Combine all ingredients (minus the meat) in a food processor or blender and blend until fairly smooth. Lose yourself in the delicious fumes.
Then come back and pour over meat (in a plastic bag or other container).
Marinate in refrigerator at least 6 hours or overnight. Grill steak to desired doneness and let it rest a few minutes before slicing.
Fix up your burritos with salsa, cheese, avocados, hot sauce, jalapenos, sour cream, cilantro… the possibilities are endless!
The steak was tender, juicy, flavorful and pretty much amazing. Wrapping it up in a burrito with lots of other yummies put it over the top. Just as I remembered it! This meal is great for a crowd because it’s so easy to double or triple, and doesn’t require a ton of cleanup. Summer’s almost in full swing, so get grilling!