I’m recreating Chipotle’s carne asada tacos, and, I gotta say, they may have turned out even better than the original. Story time: the inspiration for this video came from Chipotle’s promo commercial for their then-new carne asada offering. The employee in the video claims that “it’s bomb steak,” and, after seeing that commercial for the 100th time, I had to recreate it for myself.
What makes this recipe a perfect duplicate is the marinade. It is jam packed with flavor! Lime juice and orange juice are the perfect complements here; lime brings bright, citrus acidity, and OJ brings tang and sweetness. What takes these tacos over the top are…the toppings!! (See what I did there?) Each one is topped with both iconic Chipotle sauces: the classic, simple pico and the fresh guacamole. Chipotle blessed us all by sharing their guacamole recipe on twitter, and, of course, that’s the recipe I used here. Serve these up with a side of their famous cilantro lime rice, take a bite, close your eyes, and you’ll wonder whether you’re at home or in a restaurant.
The best thing about a recipe like this one is the versatility. If your go-to order is a bowl, skip the tortillas, if you’d rather have a salad, grab some romaine, and for the truly brave, attempt to roll up your own enormous burrito. The ingredients work however you need them to! Check out the video for all the details, and as always, the full recipe is below!