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A recipe for Carne Asada Torta. Carne Asada Torta recipe. Carne Asada Torta recipe with guacamole. Sometimes you just want a huge pile of carbs and delicious meat. Sometimes you don’t want to eat salads and steamed vegetables. Sometimes being bad (on your diet) is good. Sandwiches are one of my biggest vices. Carbs and meat together make a magical couple. I love tacos and burritos, but sometimes I want to sink my teeth into a fluffy cloud of bread instead of a tortilla. That is why I love tortas. If you guys are looking for a serious sandwich, I can say that this should be considered.
♥ Teri

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Carne Asada Torta
Makes 2

2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chile powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lime, juiced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. flap steak or skirt steak
sandwich assembly:
2 telera rolls
shredded iceberg
avocado spread
sliced tomatoes
thinly sliced red onions
crumbled cotija
pickled jalapenos
hot sauce

1. Place marinade ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together. Place meat into a re-sealable plastic bag and pour marinade mixture/paste over meat.Close bag and shake until marinade has been evenly distributed over the meat. Allow meat to marinate for at least 2 hours and up to 12 hours.
2. Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat. Spray surface with cooking spray and grill meat for about 4 minutes on each side, lightly seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer meat onto a cutting board and allow to rest, 5 to 7 minutes. Cut into two portions.
3. To assemble: Schmear avocado spread across the tops and bottoms of the telera rolls. Top bottom buns with meat followed by tomatoes, red onions, iceberg, cotija, pickled jalapenos, and hot sauce. Gently press the top buns over the sandwich. Serve.

  1. Holly Not Specified Not Specified

    Hell!! I want that right now!!

  2. natalie @ wee eats Not Specified Not Specified

    another drool-worthy recipe with even more drool-worthy pictures! we just got a restaurant down the road that serves carne asada tortas and now i can make my own! :)

  3. Garry Not Specified Not Specified

    Sandwich Porn Alert!!!!


  4. Kevin @ Closet Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    That is one nice looking sandwich!

  5. Cookbook Queen Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ll take this over steamed veggies any day. YUM!!!

  6. New Dress A Day Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m currently salivating! I can’t wait to try this out. Mmmm!! xx Marisa

  7. ZuVuYah Not Specified Not Specified

    YUM! This looks so dee-lish …and if someone wants to be holy…leave out the bread… I personally want it! Muchas Gracias!!

  8. Tahny Not Specified Not Specified

    Oh my! That’s my kind of sandwich!

  9. Tia Stockton Not Specified Not Specified

    I love meat way too much for a girl, so this is right up my alley. Looks sublime.

  10. Bev @ Bev Cooks Not Specified Not Specified

    My mouth just fell off my face in a river of drool.

  11. Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    wow! i agree, sometimes you need some good old fashioned carbs! this looks crazy good!

  12. Jennifer Not Specified Not Specified

    Now, that’s what I call comfort food.

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  14. sofia Not Specified Not Specified

    looks fab. when you say “avocado spread” you mean mashed up avocado?

  15. joey @ 80 breakfasts Not Specified Not Specified

    Seriously considering right now! And it’s midnight over here!!

  16. melissa Not Specified Not Specified

    omg will you just come make this for me?

  17. karinrowe Not Specified Not Specified

    holy. cow. so, so, so good. thank you much!

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  19. Sadye Not Specified Not Specified

    All it took was one bite to know I’d be making this again! What a great, flavorful recipe, and I love that the marinade is all pantry staples (or at least things you’ll use again).

  20. Elaine Matthews Not Specified Not Specified

    I love mexican food!! It’s my weakness and being from So Cal Carne Asada and Torta are to die for!! Thanks for sharing your recipe I am going to have to try this!! I created a mexican chicken version with fresh guacamole!! Check it out

    Its kinda like a cheese steak but with more spicy flare!

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  22. jamie@familysavvy Not Specified Not Specified

    Pinned! Making these this weekend!

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