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Tacos Carne Asada with Xni Pec

Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
edited 1:04PM in EggHead Forum
It was a wonderful day here with temps in the mid 50's. I could not let this pass without a little grill action. I found a nice skirt steak at whole foods and settled on Carne Asada. Very simple and I made Xni Pec, or dog's snout salsa, because it might bite you! Add a few tortillas, a little sour cream, and the wife's tomato pie and dinner was served.

The carne asada started with grilled onions and poblanos. The skirt steak was simply seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.



The tomato pie is probably more Italian than Mexican, but we had the ingredients and we both like it a lot.



Xni Pec seems to have about 100 variations. I made mine with 4 ripe tomatoes, 2 cloves garlic, 1 sweet onion, 12 habeneros, a bunch of cilantro, juice of a sour orange, and the juice of 2 limes. If you dont like hot... skip this. A friend said it made him feel as if his insides were on fire. :lol: I didn't think it was that hot, but some like it hot and some don't.


Once everything was grilled I sliced it up and toasted the tortillas. Dinner is served.





This was a delicious meal. One of the best things was just how simple it was. A few fresh ingredients and a little time. The best thing was that I got to spend some time outside and fire up the egg.
Large and Small BGE *


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    That is a cool cook.I gotta learn how to cook GOOD Mexican food. :S
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I'd eat that. Looks great.

    12 habaneros? Yea, that'll melt your face off.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,480
    You can come to Texas with that food.
    Please tell me a little more about the tomato pie.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Looks delish. Thanks for sharing the pics.
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,016
    Amazing. Think I'll borrow it. Thanks for the Idea. 12 Habs should be quite spicey. Ever try any variations?
  • 12 Habbies? Really? I had a whole roasted one once on a bet (yes drinking involved) and couldn't pour enough water/milk/ice cream down my throat. I'm careful with those now ;)
  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    First time I have made that salsa so I haven't tried any variations. I thought it was great the way it was. I would say it is too spicy for a few folks, but I wouldn't change it much. Maybe more cilantro. I gave some to a friend and his wife said it was the most painfully delicious thing she had eaten. LOL.

    I will post up the tomato pie recipe ASAP. The wife has been making it for some time and I have to get the recipe from her.
    Large and Small BGE *
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