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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, like this carne asada torta. Sandwiches are one of my favorite things to eat. I think meat and carbs 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’s why I love our carne asada torta. If you guys are looking for a serious sandwich, that’s loaded with tons of flavor, this is definitely for you! If you’re looking for another great use of our simple carne asada, we have these nachos. They’re also so freaking good. Enjoy!
♥ Teri

Carne Asada Torta

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Servings: 2 sandwiches


carne asada marinade

  • 1 1/2 pounds skirt steak
  • 5 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano (Italian oregano is okay)
  • 1 1/2 limes, juiced (or 1 Mexican orange, juiced)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves

sandwich assembly

  • 2 telera rolls
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg
  • 1 small avocado, mashed
  • 1 vine-riped tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cotija
  • 12 slices pickled jalapenos
  • 4 dashes hot sauce optional


  • 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.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan to high heat. Grill meat for about 4 minutes on each side, lightly seasoning with salt and pepper. Transfer meat onto a cutting board and rest, 5 to 7 minutes. Cut into two portions.
  • To assemble: Schmear avocado 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.

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  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

    5 stars
    Sandwich Porn Alert!!!!


  4. Kevin @ Closet Cooking Not Specified Not Specified

    5 stars
    That is one nice looking sandwich!

  5. Cookbook Queen Not Specified Not Specified

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

  6. New Dress A Day Not Specified Not Specified

    5 stars
    I’m currently salivating! 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

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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

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

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  19. Sadye Not Specified Not Specified

    5 stars
    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!

  23. Jeff Not Specified Not Specified

    the one thing missing? Frijol! No self-respecting torta mexicana would be seen en la calle sin frijoles. Just a smear on the telera/bolillo makes it the real deal. Can’t be a real torta without it. EMHO