Beef Tacos with Avocado Sauce (Tacos de Carne con Salsa de Aguacate)

by Erica Dinho on August 25, 2009

Tacos de Carne 258I love Mexican food and the flavors that they use in their cuisine are amazing to me. Tacos are such a versatile food, as you can use any kind of filling. If made right, they are absolutely delicious. For these beef tacos I used flank steak, but feel free to use your favorite kind of steak.



(4 Servings)

  • For the beef
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 8 tortillas
  • Avocado Sauce

  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
  • ¼ cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Juice 1 lime
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • Salsa

  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • Juice 1 lime
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. To Prepare Beef:
  2. Place the flank steak in a zip lock bag then add the garlic, cumin, scallion, olive oil, paprika, salt and pepper. Marinade for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  3. Remove steak from marinade bag and remove as much of the marinade as possible. Discard remaining marinade. Place the steak on the preheated grill and cook 5 minutes on each side for medium doneness or cook until desired degree of doneness.
  4. Remove from grill and allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes. Slice the steak against the grain and set aside.
  5. To Prepare Avocado Sauce:
  6. Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl.
  7. To Prepare the Salsa:
  8. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.
  9. To Serve: Let everyone assemble their own tacos
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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Diana August 25, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Que rico!! Love Mexican food :)


2 nora@ffr August 25, 2009 at 11:33 AM

beef is one of my fav meat!! i shud giv a try sometime sooner!! m sure this will taste heavenly delish!


3 Taste Traveller August 25, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Oh, Erica – this looks Sooooooo good!


4 Danielle August 25, 2009 at 12:36 PM

Tacos are a huge hit at my house. Your taco looks delish!


5 Kim August 25, 2009 at 12:53 PM

Love the avocado sauce. It has such a wonderful color with the steak! Looks delicious.


6 Ziho August 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Qué delicia, me has antojado mucho y ya con la hora de comida encima! mmmm


7 Lynda August 25, 2009 at 3:19 PM

Erica, tacos are a favorite at our house..I love your version with the avocado sauce. These are to die for!


8 justcooknyc August 25, 2009 at 5:44 PM

i should really make tacos at home more often. the avocado sauce (guacamole?) does look great.


9 Bunny August 25, 2009 at 7:27 PM

It looks so good! And what a great picture of the taco, I love that plate!


10 Erica August 25, 2009 at 8:20 PM

Thank you all so much!


11 girlichef August 25, 2009 at 10:27 PM

oh my gosh…one of my all time favorite meals!!! this looks soooo delicious :D


12 Natasha - 5 Star Foodie August 25, 2009 at 11:28 PM

Excellent taco! The avocado sauce sounds fabulous, love the addition of cumin!


13 ruth August 26, 2009 at 5:37 AM

Looks perfect. So simple too!


14 Sylvia August 26, 2009 at 6:34 AM

Que buena se ve esta receta. Ahora que esta por llegar la primavera (finalmente…;)
es ideal.


15 Oysterculture August 27, 2009 at 5:14 PM

OK, I now realize what I have to do. For 2 weeks I need to make nothing but Columbian food, to get caught up on on the incredible recipes you are showing me. I also need to visit Columbia and sample the delights for myself.


16 Erica September 1, 2009 at 8:21 AM

Thank you all for the comments! I appreciate all your support :)


17 Jorge Herrera January 12, 2010 at 12:07 PM

Erica, I have e mailed you several times indicating how pleased I am to have found your blog. I’ve noticed that lately you are posting “recetas” that have been posted before and while I don’t think there is nothing wrong with it, I was wondering if you were running out of recipes to share with your suscribers….If that is the case, I’d gladly send you what I have in my folders as I have been collecting recipes for the past 20 years. Of course I don’t want to mass mail recipes for the sake of sending them. I have broken them down by nationality and/or type pf meal…i.e, appetizers, desserts, poultry, beef, etc.

Dejame saber si estas interesada and if so, where should I send them…(e-mail address )

BTW, I have several books of Recetas Colombianas and while many of them I am not familiar with, I was wondering if we could start a CCC “Cocina Colombian Club” and share them with other people. I know you have many subscribers to your blog from Colombia…perhaps we could start a dialogue… what do you think? Another topic would be the type of ingredients used in Colombia. I am planning to visit Colombia for a couple of months and would love to surprise friends and family by recreating some of your recipies…my only problem is that I am not familiar with type of seasonings and/or name of creams (heavy, whipping, etc) If you think there is merit to these ideas, let me know and I’ll be glad to participate….

Como siempre, mil y mil gracias for all you do to promote Colombia, our Cuisine and Cuture!


18 Erica January 12, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Jorge- Muchas gracias por tu comentario. La verdad todas las recetas que publico cada dia son nuevas. Tengo varias recetas Colombianas para publicar pero el trabajo que tengo que hacer con cada plato que publico toma mucho tiempo por que yo tomo mis propias fotos y tengo que escribir cada post.. Pero me encanta tener nuevas alternativas. Yo te dejo saber cuando me puedes enviar algunas recetas. En mi pagina de facebook puedes empezar algun forum con ingredientes Colombianos si quieres.
En este momento yo estoy un poco ocupada con este blog, pero estoy dispuesta a colaborar. Si tienes alguna pregunta sobre los ingredientes solo dejame un comentario y yo trato de responder lo mas pronto posible. La idea de esta pagina es ensenar a personas de todos los paises a cocinar comida Colombiana y por eso es que utilizo ingredientes que se encuentran en USA y por eso es en ingles, para el futuro quiero hacer una pagina en espanol, pero eso toma tiempo. De todas formas si quieres publicar alguna receta solo enviala a mi e-mail en la pagina y yo la hago y la publico. Gracias de nuevo por tu apoyo :)


19 Steak Tips January 12, 2010 at 9:46 PM

yummy:P thanks for your tips i’d love to follow you.anyway happy new year ~~~~~~~~~~~


20 Chef E September 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM

Ummm, me too! I had a salad for lunch the other day with a cilantro avocado dressing, and I wanted to push the salad away and drink the dressing! LOL


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