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Carne Asada Tacos

Per Serving

Carne Asada Tacos

Makes: 8 servings
Serving Size: 2 tacos
Calories 260
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 4 g
Sugars 2 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 415 mg
Protein 15 g
Choices: Starch 2, Lean Meat 2, Fat 1/2
  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Serving Size: 2 tacos
  • Preparation Time: 55 minutes


1 lime, juiced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, chopped
1 lb. flank steak
1 Tbsp. canola oil
16 small whole-wheat tortillas (about 6 inches in diameter each)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, garlic, and green onions. Pour into a large sealable bag. Add steak, seal, and marinate in refrigerator for 45 minutes.
  3. Add oil to a medium oven-safe skillet and heat over high heat. Remove steak from marinade and sear on one side for 2 minutes. Flip steak, pour marinade over it, and bake in oven for 10–15 minutes.
  4. Remove steak from oven and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice meat thinly against the grain. Divide meat among whole-wheat tortillas.

Adapted from The Healthy Carb Diabetes Cookbook: Favorite Foods to Fit Your Meal Plan by Chef Jennifer Bucko, MCFE, and Lara Rondinelli, RD, LDN, CDE.


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